Visitors with an interest in green tourism can find out about Hotel Xcaret, which is currently under construction in Mexico and which will be the first hotel to have an EarthCheck certification for its planning and design when it opens next year. The 900-room all-suite luxury ocean-front resort is due to open in December 2017 in the Maya Riviera, the first accommodation made from start to finish by the consortium Grupo Experiencias Xcaret, which prides itself on its commitment to sustainability, social responsibility and innovation.
Veracruz, bathed by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, is located in the eastern part of Mexico. It thrives as a symbol of the country’s culture and history, famed for its abundant natural wealth and lands filled with history and the aroma of coffee. Here Breaking Travel News reporter Eleanor Hawkins joins a trip operated by local tour operator Totonal to find out more.
Designed to encourage the promotion of Mexico’s tourism products and services and increase the flow of visitors from domestic and international markets, Tianguis Turístico is the largest hospitality event in the country. Here Eleanor Hawkins reports for Breaking Travel News from the show and discovers a feeling of optimism surrounding the ever growing sector.
The International Air Transport Association and Mexico’s ministry of communications and transportation have signed a memorandum of understanding in which IATA will provide technical and operational assistance for the design and construction of Mexico City’s new airport. The agreement also encompasses IATA offering technical and professional advice for the current Mexico City airport to ensure it continues to operate efficiently until the new facility is completed around 2020.
Rodolfo Lopez Negrete Coppel, Chief Executive Officer, Mexico Tourist Board, speaks to Breaking Travel News at ITB Berlin 2013.
The Mexico Ministry of Tourism reports that private investment for the development and maintenance of tourism projects in the period January 2007 to September 2012 reached $20,129,900,000 USD, a figure that exceeds the established six-year target of 20 billion dollars.
ASTA and NTA are pleased to announce that the Mexico Tourism Board has signed on to sponsor the Hispanics in Travel Caucus’ Café con Leche and a panel discussion, “25 Reasons Why Hispanics Are Important in Growing Your Travel Business,” both held in conjunction with ASTA’s Travel Retailing and Destination Expo.
VisitBritain has announced it has signed an agreement with the Mexico Tourism Board to help boost tourist flow between the two countries. This comes immediately after Los Cabos G20 summit at which the world’s leaders, for the first time, recognised the power of tourism to create jobs and generate economic growth.
As it battles back from a series of catastrophes – including the swine flu epidemic of 2009, collapse of national carrier Mexicana and global economic downturn – Mexico continues to struggle with its violent image. But visiting Mexico City, Breaking Travel News here finds there are two sides to every story.
A casino in Northern Mexico was set alight by two dozen gunmen, trapping gamblers inside, which resulted in the deaths of 53 people.