KHOU – Cruise lines cancelled stops in Puerto Vallarta because of a recent spike in violence and the updated U.S. State Department travel warning for Mexico advised “exercise caution” throughout the region.
ABC – A recently opened attraction at a bustling cruise port has visitors taking the plunge into what’s being billed as the “world’s first” underwater oxygen bar. Called Clear Lounge, the freestanding aquarium is at Puerta Maya Cozumel.
Travel Weekly – Data from both American Express Travel and TripAdvisor point to an upswing in travel abroad from June 1 through Aug. 31, and Mexico stands to benefit from that wanderlust. The destination appeared on both companies’ top 10 lists of travel preferences of U.S. travelers.
Latin American Herald Tribune – Tourism activity in Mexico increased by 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same period of the previous year. Spending by domestic and foreign tourists was up 2 percent.
LAT – The Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas will gain a new luxury brand when Nobu Hotels comes to town. The Japanese chef-turned-hotelier Nobu Matsuhisa plans to open its first hotel in Mexico in 2017.
Yahoo Travel – As one of the largest cities in North America with more than 20 million residents, Mexico City is flush with spooky, strange, and surreal sights. From the island of decaying dolls to grasshopper grub to colossal quesadillas, here are 10 wonderfully wacky things to see and do.
New York Post – Puebla, Mexico’s fourth largest city — and supposedly built with the assistance of angels — is where shrines and saints abound alongside aesthetic and gastronomic delights.
NY Post – Even as Roma Norte is rapidly gentrifying, the district — which borders the far posher Condesa — still retains a pleasantly scruffy, bohemian vibe. Its leafy streets, lined with beautiful Art Nouveau and Beaux-Arts mansions (now mostly offices), and interspersed with the occasional graffitied wall, are home to trendy restaurants, hip cocktail lounges and edgy boutiques.
Sentido Comun – Aeromexico in December will start daily, nonstop service between Mexico City and Vancouver, its third destination in Canada after Montreal and Toronto.
CBC – The Canadian and U.S. embassies in Mexico have issued warnings for tourists and travelers in and around Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara after another outbreak of drug-gang-related violence.
The Province – For regular travellers to Mexico, Cancun, Ixtapa, Riviera Maya are popular options, but for those who want a laid-back beach trip with plenty of natural beauty and distinct cuisine, Huatulco, Oaxaca should be next on the list.
Travel Weekly – Tryp by Wyndham Mexico City opened April 16, marking the entry of the brand into Mexico. The 48-room Tryp hotel is in the World Trade Center district.
Travel Weekly – InterContinental Hotels Group will bring the Candlewood Suites extended-stay brand to Mexico with the opening of two properties in Guanajuato and Queretaro in 2016.
Sentido Comun – Fibra Inn announced the suspension of plans to build a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot hotel in Ciudad del Carmen because the impact the drop in oil prices has had on the area’s economic activity.
BBC – A Canadian woman died after a grey whale crashed into the tourist boat she was on off Mexico’s Pacific coast. The woman had been snorkelling off the north-western resort of Cabo San Lucas.
Bloomberg – A frigid U.S. winter, and a strong dollar, is creating a record tourism season in Mexico. This season is shaping up to be the most robust for Mexico tourism, the country’s fourth-largest source of foreign cash and a bright spot in an economy dragged down by low oil prices and production.
The Republic – Southwest Airlines Co. has won U.S. approval to fly from Houston to Mexico City and San Jose del Cabo. The flights will begin in October from a new international terminal being built at Houston’s Hobby Airport.
Slate – Playa Del Amor, more commonly known as the Hidden Beach, is a structure of one of the Marieta Islands west of Puerto Vallarta, at the mouth of Banderas Bay. It is rumored that the hole revealing the Hidden Beach was a result of deliberate bombings.
Sentido Comun – Copa Airlines, one of Latin America’s leading airlines, announced the opening in the second half of the year two new destinations in Mexico connecting Panama City with Villahermosa and Puebla.
Sentido Comun – Delta Air Lines will expand, temporarily, flights from Seattle to the Mexican tourist destinations of Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos beginning in October.