Mexico Sees Decline in Tourist Currency Attraction

In 2023, Mexico experienced a notable setback in its quest to attract tourist spending, slipping five places in the global ranking for foreign currency collection compared to the preceding year. According to the latest data from the UN Tourism, Mexico landed at the 15th spot, despite amassing a historic sum of 30,809.5 million dollars in tourist revenue.… Read More

Mazatlán Experiences Surge in Visitors

Ricardo “Pity” Velarde Cárdenas, the head of the Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa, has highlighted a notable increase in visitors to Mazatlán over the recent election weekend. According to Velarde, the city witnessed a significant rise in occupancy levels, with tourists flocking to the destination to enjoy its offerings while also demonstrating a sense of responsibility towards participating in the democratic process.… Read More

Discover the Magic of Manzanillo’s Agave Route

Manzanillo, a coastal gem in Colima, traditionally known for its sun-soaked beaches, is now diversifying its tourist offerings with the introduction of the Agave Route. This innovative addition allows visitors to immerse themselves in the rich history, traditions, and flavors surrounding Mexico’s iconic agave plant.… Read More

Mexico Prepares for Landmark Election: First Female President in Sight

This Sunday, approximately 98 million Mexicans will cast their votes in a historic election, potentially ushering in the country’s first female president. The election pits Claudia Sheinbaum of the ruling coalition, Let’s Keep Making History, against Xóchitl Gálvez of the opposition alliance, Force and Heart for Mexico, with Jorge Álvarez Máynez of the Citizen Movement also in the race.… Read More

New Air Routes Boost Tourism in Mérida

Mérida is set to enhance its international tourism through the introduction of new air routes. The Director of Economic Development and Tourism of Mérida, José Luis Martínez Semerena, announced partnerships with airlines such as Viva Aerobus to establish direct flights between Mérida and Bogotá, with a layover in Cancún.… Read More

Sinaloa Showcases Tourism at Guadalajara’s Arlag International Fair

In a bid to promote Sinaloa’s diverse tourist attractions, Ricardo Velarde Cárdenas, head of the Sinaloa Tourism Department, joined forces with the Hotel and Motel Associations of Mazatlán and Los Mochis to participate in the Arlag International Fair in Guadalajara. This significant event, held from May 22 to 24, aims to boost tourism by showcasing the state’s offerings.… Read More

Durango Announces Exciting Lineup for “Feria Nacional Francisco Villa Durango 2024”

The Secretary of Tourism in Durango, Elisa Haro Ruiz, has announced the much-anticipated “Feria Nacional Francisco Villa Durango 2024,” set to take place from July 19 to August 4. This event promises nearly 30 days of vibrant activities, including music performances, livestock exhibitions, mechanical rides, charro shows, sports activities, and wrestling matches.… Read More

Cancún’s Future: Sustainable and Well-Organized Growth

In a cordial meeting with representatives of the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry (CMIC) Quintana Roo Delegation, Ana Paty Peralta, the candidate for the municipal presidency of Benito Juárez, laid out her vision for a stronger, fairer, more opportunity-filled, and sustainable Cancún. Her goal is to consolidate the city into a model of shared prosperity and well-being.… Read More

Promising Vacation Season for Tourism in Yucatán

The head of the Ministry of Tourism Development (Sefotur), Michelle Fridman Hirsch, announced a positive outlook for Yucatán’s vacation season, projecting another record-breaking year based on current data and trends observed in 2024 so far. The optimistic forecast comes as the state continues to build on its growing tourism success.… Read More

Massive Turnout for “Pink Tide” Protests Across Mexico and Abroad

On Sunday, May 19, numerous marches and rallies took place across Mexico and abroad, organized by the “Pink Tide” movement. Originating in 2022, this movement aims to defend the National Electoral Institute (INE) and has evolved into an opposition force against the ruling party, Morena. The movement now promotes voting for Xóchitl Gálvez Ruiz and other opposition candidates.… Read More

Boosting Tourism in the Mexican Caribbean: New Strategies for Success

In the stunning Mexican Caribbean, the renowned tourist hotspots of Cancún, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres are implementing innovative strategies to enhance their appeal and sustain their status as top global travel destinations. By focusing on both digital and infrastructural improvements, these destinations aim to attract new visitors while ensuring a high satisfaction rate among returning tourists.… Read More

Guanajuato Lights Up Times Square

A tourism ad for Guanajuato has captivated the bustling crowds of Times Square in New York City, USA. The vibrant charm of Guanajuato has transcended borders, finding a place on the iconic screens of Times Square. This eye-catching tourism advertisement has captured the attention of passersby in one of the most famous locations in the world.… Read More

Boost in International Tourism to Mexico in March 2024

In March 2024, Mexico witnessed a notable increase in international tourism, with a 10.6% rise in tourist arrivals compared to the same month in the previous year. This surge brought the total number of international visitors to 4.12 million, up from 3.73 million in March 2023. The data, released by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), highlights the continuing trend of growth in the country’s tourism sector.… Read More

Tianguis Turístico 2024: Acapulco Showcases Renewal and Splendor

As Mexico’s tourism horizon glistens with the vibrant colors of its cultural diversity and richness, the nation gears up for one of the most anticipated events in the tourism industry: Tianguis Turístico 2024. This event, a hub for business, culture, and tourism, is proudly hosted by Acapulco, a city that skillfully blends the charm of tradition with innovation and development.… Read More

Gran Acuario Mazatlán Celebrates Its First Anniversary with New Aviary Addition

The Gran Acuario Mazatlán ‘Mar de Cortés’ marked its first anniversary with significant milestones, including surpassing over a million visitors within its inaugural year. The celebration was further highlighted by the inauguration of a new aviary called ‘El Nido,’ which aims to provide a sanctuary for parrots, macaws, and parakeets rescued from illegal trafficking.… Read More

Boost in North American Tourists to Southern Quintana Roo

Southern Quintana Roo is witnessing a surge in tourism from the United States, a market that has struggled to rebound until now. According to Raúl Andrade Angulo, president of the Hotel Association of the Center and South of Quintana Roo, the area is seeing a significant influx of North American visitors. This boost is largely attributed to the establishment of new direct flights offered by various American airlines to Tulum International Airport, along with intensified promotional efforts highlighting the region’s attractions.… Read More

Surge in Foreign Tourism to Mexican Beaches Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Levels

Between January and March of this year, nearly 10 million foreign tourists arrived at Mexican beach airports via air, setting a new record, according to quarterly reports from airport groups including Asur (Southeast), Gap (Pacific), and Oma (Central North). The total of 9.9 million international tourists landing at 11 beach airports represents an 8.6 percent increase over last year and is the highest number recorded for the first quarter since the pre-pandemic years of 2019 and 2020.… Read More

Mazatlán Hotels Reach Full Capacity in May

Mazatlán has kicked off May with a remarkable 100% hotel occupancy rate, driven by a series of major events including Motorcycle Week, the Mazatlán Cup, and the Lions Club convention. Ricardo Velarde Cárdenas, office manager of the Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa, shared these insights during the opening of the 86th Convention of District B3 of the Lions Club. He emphasized the significance of these gatherings for boosting local tourism and economy, even though specific economic impact figures are yet to be disclosed.… Read More

Sonora Leads Economic Growth Among Mexican Border States

Sonora has emerged as a leader among Mexico’s border states, achieving the highest economic growth in 2023, according to the Federation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services, and Tourism in Sonora (Fecanaco). Martín Zalazar Zazueta, the president of the chamber, hailed this as a significant accomplishment for the administration of Governor Alfonso Durazo Montaño.… Read More

Analyzing Tourism’s Value Chain at National Research Congress

Last week, the 2024 Applied Tourism Research Congress was held at the Universidad Panamericana’s School of Hospitality in Guadalajara, focusing on the tourism value chain. The event saw a gathering of experts from across the academic and tourism sectors, featuring 60 presentations from researchers hailing from five countries: Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Paraguay, and the Dominican Republic. These presentations were supported by various educational institutions and state tourism secretariats of Mexico.… Read More

Nearshoring Boosts Hotel Investment Opportunities in Puebla

In Puebla, the phenomenon of nearshoring is anticipated to drive significant investments into the local hotel sector, according to Luis Javier Cué de la Fuente, president of the National Tourism Business Council (CNET), Puebla chapter. Cué de la Fuente emphasized the potential for this economic trend to foster new hotel developments and attract more international visitors to the region.… Read More

Mexico City: A Top Culinary Destination, Says Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler, the esteemed English magazine known for its luxurious spotlight on the world’s top tourist destinations, has recently honored Mexico City as one of the globe’s premier locales for culinary excellence. This accolade comes as part of the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, where readers cast their votes on various categories, including the best global cuisines.… Read More

Mazatlán Expects a Tourism Boom During Motorcycle Week

Mazatlán is gearing up for a bustling first week of May, as city officials anticipate near-full hotel occupancy driven by several major events, including the much-anticipated Motorcycle Week from May 2 to 4. Ricardo Velarde Cárdenas, the office manager of the Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa, revealed that alongside Motorcycle Week, the city will host a soccer event and the Mazatlán Cup, with activities further buoyed by the long weekend for Labor Day.… Read More

Cozumel’s Tourism Surge: A Paradise Expanded

Nestled in the Mexican Caribbean, the enchanting island of Cozumel is rapidly becoming a top choice for travelers. With a steady increase in the number of flights, cruise arrivals, and burgeoning hotel bookings, Cozumel is establishing itself as an essential destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.… Read More

UN Hosts Cultural and Tourism Forum at Xcaret with a Focus on Film

The United Nations Tourism Organization recently hosted an influential forum titled “Culture and Tourism: A Film Relationship” at the Xcaret hotel complex. This event aimed to explore the symbiotic relationship between the tourism and cinema industries. The forum was a highlight of the broader 2024 edition of the Platino Ibero-American Cinema Awards, a significant event for the Spanish-speaking audiovisual sector, attracting a variety of producers, actors, and film-related professionals.… Read More

Boost in Sonora’s Guided Tours: A 25% Increase Fueled by New Flight Routes

The tourism sector in Sonora has experienced a significant boost, with a 25% increase in guided tour sales this year compared to last. Julio Rascón, the national and state president of the Tour Operators, attributes this growth to enhanced promotional efforts and a surge in demand from travelers from various Mexican states, including Bajío, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, Yucatán, and Veracruz.… Read More