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Hundreds killed in Mexico City earthquake

Hundreds killed in Mexico City earthquake

20 September 2017 Tourism News

Hundreds of people have been killed following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico. As many as 226 people are currently feared to have died in the incident, which saw damage to more than 100 buildings in the centre of Mexico City.

Rancho San Lucas prepares for winter debut

Rancho San Lucas prepares for winter debut

12 September 2017 Videos

Luxury resort and real estate development Rancho San Lucas is well underway and ready to debut in Cabo this winter. The 834-acre master-planned community will include two hotels under Solmar Group’s five-star brand, Grand Solmar (now accepting reservations), a Greg Norman designed 18-hole golf course and Club House, Greg Norman designed beachfront Estates and condominiums, single family residences and more.

Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara opens in Mexico

Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara opens in Mexico

26 February 2017 Hotel News

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened the Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara, the fourth Hyatt Regency hotel in Mexico. With this hotel, the Hyatt Regency brand is marking its return to the city of Guadalajara as part of the mixed use Andares development, a successful luxury commercial complex.

Puerto Vallarta moves to quell tourism damage following kidnapping

Puerto Vallarta moves to quell tourism damage following kidnapping

Officials at the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board have issued a statement saying the organisation “deeply regrets” events that occurred yesterday in the resort city. In scenes likely to damage the local tourism industry, armed men are reported to have abducted ten-to-12 presumed members of a crime gang. The men had been celebrating at an upscale restaurant in the popular Mexican beach resort.

STR reveals strong increase in Mexican hotel RevPAR

STR reveals strong increase in Mexican hotel RevPAR

28 April 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

The Mexican hotel industry reported mixed results in the three key performance metrics for the first quarter of 2016, according to data from STR released to coincide with Tianguis Turístico. Compared with quarter 2015, the Mexican hotel industry’s occupancy dipped 1.9 per cent to 63.8 per cent. However, a 21.6 per cent rise in average daily rate to MXN2,442.49 drove revenue per available room up 19.2 per cent to MXN1,557.11.

Air France signs on to bring Airbus A380 to Mexico

Air France signs on to bring Airbus A380 to Mexico

12 August 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Air France chief executive Frédéric Gagey and Gilberto López Meyer, general director of Mexico’s Civil Aviation Authority, have signed an agreement formalising the arrival of the A380 in Mexico. From January 2016, Air France will offer three flights a week to Mexico with its super-jumbo jet via seamless connections at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. From the end of March 2016, the aircraft will fly between Paris and Mexico daily.

New Volaris flight links Cancun to San Juan, Puerto Rico

New Volaris flight links Cancun to San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Tourism Company executive director Ingrid Rivera Rocafort has welcomed a new direct flight offered by Mexican airline Volaris from Cancun, Quintana Roo, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The flight will also connect to Mexico City. Volaris is the Mexican low-cost airline with routes in Mexico and the United States. The route will begin operating as of July 2nd, 2015, every Thursday and Sunday.

Strong investment boosts Mexican tourism industry

Strong investment boosts Mexican tourism industry

Mexican secretary of tourism, Gloria Guevara, has released the sixth government report on tourism, revealing the destination has seen a 53 per cent increase in investment in the sector over the past six year. This has been a key factor in Mexico having the best year of tourism ever in 2011, with 23.4 million international air arrivals recorded.

Three police officers killed in Mexico City airport shootout

Three police officers killed in Mexico City airport shootout

26 June 2012 Airline News

Three Mexican police officers have been killed at Mexico City International Airport during a shootout with two other officers. It is believed the three dead officers were attempting to arrest the two officers, who are accused of being involved with a cocaine trafficking business.

Mexico City welcomes FITA 2011

Mexico City welcomes FITA 2011

23 September 2011 Travel Events News Tourism News

Officials from the Mexico City ministry of tourism have opened the second annual Tourism Fair of the Americas, the premier travel trade show in the Western hemisphere. Through exhibitions featuring destinations and new tourism products, FITA promotes and unites the global travel industry, which accounts for approximately 11 per cent of worldwide productivity and one in every eleven jobs.