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.
LAT – More than five months after Hurricane Odile, most Los Cabos lodgings are up and running. But some are still closed for repairs and renovation. Here is a sample of 10 closed hotels with their tentative reopening dates and per-night rates (subject to change).
Hospitality – G6 Hospitality, known for its iconic economy lodging brands, Motel 6 and Studio 6 in the U.S. and Canada, has broken ground to develop a property in Salamanca, Guanajuato. This will be the first Estudio 6 property in Mexico.
Sentido Comun – Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced the opening of its fourth Hyatt Place hotel in Mexico, in Tijuana, as part of its growth strategy of the brand in the country.
EFE – Mexico’s tourism activity expanded by 3.4 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the same period in the previous year, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Tuesday.
The Guardian – Well-known and deservedly popular for its jungle, coast and ancient ruins, the Yucatán can be a pricey place to stay – unless you pick one of these brilliant budget hotels and hostels.
The Yucatan Times – Mexico and the United Kingdom committed to a goal of doubling bilateral commerce to $7 billion and increasing the number of British visitors to Mexico to 500,000.
NYT – Mexico is a big country — and there are plenty of ways to get around it. Which method is right for you depends on a few factors, including where you will be traveling, what sort of travel you are interested in, and, of course, cost.
EFE – The history, characters and, above all, tastes of the Mexico City district of Colonia Roma have become part of a new tour itinerary for visitors offered by Sabores Mexico Tour Foods and sponsored by the capital’s government.
Fox News – Pristine beaches, crystal blue waters and endless margaritas– Mexican resorts have it all and more. Conde Nast readers countdown their favorite places to kick back and relax, just south of the border.
Huff Post – U.S. News & World Report’s travel editors combed through guest reviews, expert recommendations and industry accolades to determine the top places to stay in Mexico. From cliffside escapes to urban boutiques, this impressive group of properties reflects the diversity of high-end hotels across Mexico.
Sentido Comun – Delta Air Lines announced the opening of a new route connecting to Los Angeles to Mazatlan. The new route started operations Dec. 20 and flies six times a week.
Sentido Comun – Volaris will open a new direct route between Houston and Guadalajara, which will strengthen its network connection between Mexico and the United States.