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.
El Economista – Mexico has “great potential” for growth in health and wellness tourism, which represents a market of $10.5 billion. The country currently ranks 11th. In November, Mexico City will host the ninth edition of the Global Congress on Health and Welfare.
EFE – Mexico’s tourism activity rose by 3.5 percent in the first quarter, compared to the same period in 2014, thanks to foreign tourist arrivals. Spending by foreign and domestic tourists rose 2.5 percent.
Fox 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.
Independent – Between its vast cosmopolitan cities and tiny mountain villages, thick rain forests and endless northern desert, spectacular coastline and snowcapped volcanoes, Mexico has a versatility that few other countries can offer.
Yucutan Times – Cancún, Riviera Maya, Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta are among the friendliest Mexican destinations for gay travelers, said a Ministry of Tourism official. According to him, the LGBT tourism is an important market for Mexico and needs further support.
Travel Pulse – Conrad Hotels & Resorts will unveil its first hotel in Mexico next year, with the opening of a 135-room luxury property in the colonial city of San Luis Potosi. The Conrad San Luis Potosi will be Hilton Worldwide’s second property in the city.
Sentido Comun – Grupo Aeromexico is adding a new direct, non-stop route connecting Mexico City with Cozumel. Daily flights will begin in October. The destination is the airline’s 46th in Mexico.
Sentido Comun – Hoteles City Express, a chain of inexpensive hotels for business travelers, opened a new hotel in Tuxpan in Veracruz state, its 100th hotel in operation across the country.
Sentido Comun – Grupo Empresarial Angeles, the business conglomerate of health, finance, communications and tourism of the Vazquez Rana family, said it invested 70 million pesos ($4.5 million) to open a new hotel in Tijuana.
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).
Blouin – Standing in the place of the Hotel Jardín Amazonas today is the all-new Hotel Carlota, a hotel that has gone to great lengths to be nothing like its less impressive predecessor.
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.
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.
The Guardian – Trendsetters are heading for the hippy-chic island of Holbox, 40 miles north-west of Cancun. A 20-minute ferry ride from Chiquila, the 26-mile long isle, where fishing is the primary industry, is a world away from high-rise hotels and package tours.
Sentido Comun – Delta Air Lines is opening of a new route between Seattle and the Mexican resort of Cancun from December to April of next year.
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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.