Category Archives: Tourism

Tourist boom in Tulum raises concerns

CCTV – The beautiful beach paradise of Tulum, has been drawing travelers, particularly from the New York area, in droves. Located on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, this once, sleepy, beach village has gone from hammock heaven to a must-visit magnet of chic bungalow hotels and restaurants, in a decade. But development has begun to put this tony town in peril.

Violence is not keeping away U.S. tourists

Girls on beachFox News Latino – Despite warning from the State Department of threats of kidnappings and violence, drug cartel bosses on the loose and regions with some of the worst rates of violent crime in the Hemisphere, U.S. travelers are still flocking to Mexico in droves.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S.’s southern neighbor was the top international destination for American travels last year, with Mexico seeing a record 25.9 million visitors from the U.S. in 2014 – a 24 percent rise from the previous year.

Cholula-Puebla tourist train gets government approval

EFE – Officials have signed the agreement granting the right to create a Cholula-Puebla tourist train. The agreement gives the railway the right to provide service for 30 years, using 80-passenger diesel-electric engines that will pull the train at an average speed of 35 kph (about 22 mph).

Palmilla resort restored after storm decimated it

Forbes – Thanks to an ambitious and masterful rebuilding after being virtually decimated last year by Hurricane Odile, Palmilla resort in Los Cabos is once again luring some of the world’s most discerning and sophisticated travelers.

Starwood to open luxury resort at Los Cabos

Zacks – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide recently broke ground on Solaz resorts at Los Cabos. The resort is scheduled to open in 2017. It will be Starwood’s first Luxury Collection hotel in Los Cabos and the brand’s seventh hotel in Mexico.