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Glitch fixed; United flights visible again

Social media was buzzing yesterday when flight information disappeared from United's airline system, but a spokesman quickly put fears to rest.

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Mérida wins Cultural Capital title — again

The city has won the the designation "Cultural Capital of the Americas" for 2017, Mayor Mauricio Vila Dosal announced today. Mérida is the only city to have been honored twice by the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals.

Mérida to vie for Cultural Capital title

When the designation "Cultural Capital of the Americas" was established, Mérida was the first to be the awarded that honor, in 2000. Now, the city council unanimously agreed to work to gain the title in 2017.

Mérida hailed as a travel ‘magnet’

Tourism growth in Mérida has been driven by the quality of life, greater air connectivity and educational opportunities, writes El Financiero, which reports on business to a national readership.

Flights from Mérida to Rome are set

In time for the Vatican's Jubilee Year, flights to Rome will soon be departing Mérida's international airport, which opens up a multitude of travel connections between Yucatán and Europe.

AeroMéxico adding daily flights to Cozumel

AeroMéxico announced new daily service between Mexico City and Cozumel on Oct. 1, further opening the Caribbean to a major hub.

Mérida-Villahermosa direct flights to begin

On Friday, the Mexico City-basd airline Aeromar will start regular operations from Monday to Saturday between Merida and Villahermosa to facilitate business travel.

Peninsula link for northern Ontario

Aside from new direct flights to Veradero, Cuba, Sunwing has added Cancun, Mexico to its Thunder Bay, Ontario, schedule just in time for Christmas this year.

Airports add immigration agents

Six airports in Mexico are beefing up immigration staff to expedite travel for thousands of visitors a day. Cancún is doubling the number of its agents.

American Airlines eyes Mérida connection

Interjet flights from Mexico City to Mérida may be under a code-sharing agreement with American Airlines, a big convenience to passengers.

Quintana Roo may adopt new time zone

Quintana Roo will break from the time zone followed by the rest of the peninsula under a bill on the President's desk.

Lots of birds, not enough birdwatchers

Costa Rica take in billions of dollars attracting birdwatchers. But what about the Yucatán Peninsula, where more than a billion birds pass through during migration?

Aeroméxico adds 5th Miami-Mérida flight

Aeromexico has added two direct flights to Merida in as many months. A sister city program with Miami is paying off.

Report: Beach visitors up by over 1.4M

Visitors are showing a strong preference for the beach, but success is not spread out evenly among the peninsula's tourist destinations.

Interjet makes plans for more Merida-U.S. flights

The Mexican airline Interjet plans to open a hub at the Merida International Airport "probably in 2015," with direct flights to the U.S.

Direct flights to Tijuana announced

Direct flights every Thursday will link Merida and Tijuana starting Nov. 6, Volaris airline announced.