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A Yucatán adventure for 200 young globetrotters

If you've wondered about those large packs of fresh-faced tourists in matching t-shirts, here's their story.

Crocodile farm continues despite struggles

Ten full-time volunteers at Rio Lagartos have a long-term vision of making a living by harvesting crocodiles.

Tourism helps families far from tourist zones

A tourist who feels guilty about the level of need in Mexico may ask, "Am I actually doing this country any good?" The short answer is "yes."

Coloring book is a walk on Mexico’s gentle side

The pair behind the travel blog Wandertooth have published an adult coloring book depicting the vibrant streets and landscapes of Mexico, Mérida included.

Large increase in Mérida tourists so far this year

More tourists visited Yucatán in the first quarter of the year, with significant increases throughout the state, with one notable exception.

Thousands travel far for Mérida hospitals

Every year, 35,000 nationals from Tabasco, Campeche and Quintana Roo come here for highly specialized services, such as treatment for diabetes or cancer.

Expats welcome in Cultural Capital logo contest

Mérida has initiated an open call for a 2017 “Cultural Capital of the Americas" logo, and expats living here five years or longer are invited to compete.

Heady days for Mérida’s international airport

Interjet begins direct flights today from Mérida to Havana and Aeroméxico announced it will link Mérida with daily direct flights to two important domestic destinations starting July 1.

Air Route links Oaxaca, Yucatán, Cuba

A Oaxaca-Yucatáa air route starts May 8, and will soon link to Havana, officials announced.

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.

Share a photo, win a trip to Mérida

Win a trip to Mérida with all expenses paid, just for sharing a funny, romantic or creative photo of yourselves on Facebook.

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.

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.
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