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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

28th Apr 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

12th Aug 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

13th May 2015 Airline News Tourism News

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

26th Jun 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

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.

Mexico City welcomes FITA 2011

Mexico City welcomes FITA 2011

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.

Earthquake hits Oaxaca in Mexico

Earthquake hits Oaxaca in Mexico

30th Jun 2010 Tourism News

A strong earthquake – measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale - hit the Mexican state of Oaxaca at 02:22 this morning according to the United States Geological Survey. A further quake was also recorded on the San Andreas Fault in California, while the island of Fiji was also hit.