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First hurricane of season forms off Mexico

21 June 2010 Tourism News

The first hurricane of the Pacific season has formed off the coast of Mexico according to the United States National Hurricane Centre. Hurricane Celia was recorded 350 miles off of Acapulco, but is not expected to make landfall.

BA launches Cancun service

BA launches Cancun service

16 June 2010 Airline News

British Airways is boosting its Mexico services with the launch of two direct flights a week from London Gatwick to Cancun from November 2010. The route will be served by a Boeing 777 with three cabin classes.

Mexico state tourism minister murdered by gunmen

Mexico state tourism minister murdered by gunmen

23 December 2009 Tourism News

The tourism secretary for the Mexican state of Culiacan has been murdered by gunmen. Antonio Ibarra Salgado and his driver died in an ambush while travelling in the secretary’s official vehicle on the streets of the state capital.

Tourists return to Mexico’s Baja after Hurricane Jimena passes

Tourists return to Mexico’s Baja after Hurricane Jimena passes

3 September 2009 Tourism News

Tourists and residents are returning to Mexico’s Baja California after Hurricane Jimena has passed with less-than-anticipated damage. The storm’s centre missed the peninsula’s tourism heartland on the southern tip, but still brought heavy rain and winds of 100km/h (65mph) as well as widespread flooding.

Mexico shuts down to beat flu

1 May 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Mexico is set to begin a five-day nationwide shutdown of non-essential businesses in an effort to stem the spread of a new flu strain, as further cases of the disease were confirmed in the US and Europe.