Reuters – Mexico’s health ministry on Wednesday sought to play down any impact on its tourism industry from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, emphasizing the disease was under control and far from its main tourist centers.
AZ Capitol Times – Despite a renewed U.S. State Department travel warning for Mexico, regions like neighboring Sonora are moving forward with ambitious plans to attract U.S. visitors just in time for spring break, according to a senior Mexican tourism official.
Smithsonian – Most tourists are drawn to Mexico’s big-name destinations, like the pre-Hispanic ruins of Chichén Itzá or the crowded plazas of Mexico City. But the country is dotted with lesser-known ruins and other cultural sites, too—places that go far beyond the obvious tourist must-sees. In an effort to highlight those other locales, Mexican tourist officials have been quietly funneling their focus—and money—toward the selection of Pueblos Magicos, or “magic towns,” all over the country.
Yahoo Travel – Fun and busy Cabo, adventurous Riviera Maya, and thrilling Cancun. These are everyone’s go-to destinations when vacationing in Mexico. Yet a large part of Mexico that deserves to be seen remains undiscovered by most tourists.
Travel Weekly – As Mexico tourism heads confidently into 2016, bolstered by some strong numbers in the second half of 2015, three of its cities were singled out as vacation spots of note for the coming year. Tulum was named the world’s No. 1 destination on the rise for 2016 by TripAdvisor, Mexico City topped the New York Times’ list of 52 places to visit in the new year, and Guadalajara was No. 2 in Travel + Leisure’s list of the Best Places to Travel in 2016.
Business Insider – Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the perennial spring breakers’ favorite, Cancun, the Mexican town of Tulum has become a popular travel destination with celebrities and the fashion elite. It was recently named the top global destination on the rise by TripAdvisor travelers.
The Daily Mail – Mexico is often billed as a summer destination, but it’s just as — if not more — exciting in the wintertime. Check out these three reasons you should pack up and head south of the border this winter.
Notimex – The main destinations of Quintana Roo have sold out during the celebrations of Christmas and New Year, according to reservations projections and the hotel sector.
El Dario – The National Human Rights Commission reported that the National Migration Institute has violated the human rights of tourists entering the country through the Mexico City International Airport.
Business Insider – Baja California sank one of Mexico’s Navy boats off of Rosarito Beach in order to turn it into an underwater park for divers. In addition to becoming an artificial reef, the boat will be joined by three more sunken boats, as well as statues, sculptures, and pyramids.
Travel Weekly – Travelers to Mexico are digging into something different. While Mexico will always and forever be a favorite getaway for soaking up the rays, there has been a significant spike in travel to Mexico for food travel.
EFE – Mexico received 21.2 million tourists in the first eight months of the year, further consolidating its position as one of the world’s top 10 global tourist destinations.
RT – Huge amount of seaweed washed ashore at Mexico’s most popular tourist destination, the Mayan Rivera, forcing the national authorities to deploy the navy for an unusual battle with the ever-growing threat to the regional economy.
CNN – A city of 20 million, Mexico City is North America’s “maximum city” — one of the most dynamic, fascinating and, yes, enjoyable places on the planet. In the best of Mexico City you’ll find what everyone loves about great urban centers: centuries of history, impressive museums, five-star restaurants, sexy boutique hotels, artsy neighborhoods and lots of great conversation with intelligent locals.
Fox News – Mexico might be famous for its taco stands and tequila, but it’s the stylish and secluded hotels that keep luring us back. From private ocean-view villas on the Riviera Maya to minimalist eco-lofts in Ensenada’s burgeoning wine country, our favorite resorts combine classic Mexican hospitality with elegant amenities and forward-thinking design.
Sentido Comun – G6 Hospitality has started construction of a new $63 million Studio 6 hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The hotel will have 114 suites designed for long-stay guests and open in March 2016.
Wallpaper – A sense of time and place percolate deep within the walls of Mexico City’s Hotel Carlota, a new boutique property nestled within the lively Cuauhtémoc neighborhood, remodeled from the Hotel Jardin Amazonas.
Sentido Comun – Carnival opened a dock in Cozumel as part of its expansion in the Caribbean. The new dock required an investment of $20 million and is Carnival’s third in Cozumel and Punta Maya.
Pop Sugar – If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience for your loved ones and for you and your significant other, you might want to consider a destination wedding. And if you live in the United States, one of the easiest and most affordable locations is our neighbor Mexico.
Sentido Comun – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will open its new W hotel in the Mexican resort of Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit, at the end of the first quarter of next year.