PeterGreenberg.com - For independent-minded travelers who shun the all-inclusive resort concept of vacationing, the beaches of Tulum are the new vortex of do-it-yourself cool. Janet Fullwood discovers the laid-back vibe in the Mexican Caribbean.
Global News - Officials in Mexico are backtracking on a new regulation requiring any third party taking children to Mexico to bring permission documents notarized by the Mexican consulate, then translated into Spanish.
Montreal Gazette - Air Canada Vacations is offering a weeklong gay and lesbian Beach Ball Chill Out on Isla Mujeres, just off Cancun, departing Jan. 20 from Montreal for $1,686 per person (based on double occupancy), taxes and fees included.
UT San Diego - The company operating the A.L. Rodríguez? International Airport is a key player in a plan for a privately owned terminal in Otay Mesa that would allow ticketed, toll-paying airline passengers to cross between San Diego and Tijuana.
PRNewswire - The Ministry of Tourism reports that private investment for the development and maintenance of tourism projects from January 2007 to September 2012 reached $20,129,900,000, a figure that exceeds the six-year target of $20 billion.
LAT - Nature lovers waiting for their ship to come in might enjoy sailing into the Baja California sunset aboard the Safari Endeavour, an 86-passenger yacht-style boat that in December will begin cruising the islands of Mexico's Gulf of California.
LAT - If you like the hassle-free nature of all-inclusive vacations and are a fan of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, you’ll love Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort, the chain’s first all-inclusive property in Mexico.
PRWeb - The editors of Fodor’s has awarded Hotel Xixim, a unique Mayan style hotel in the Yucatan Peninsula offering yoga and wellness group retreats, the prestigious award of “2012 Fodor’s Choice”.
Travel Weekly - The latest travel warning for Mexico, issued by the U.S. State Department, contained no essential changes from the last warning issued. The new warning does not apply to most tourism destinations but cautions against nonessential travel.
Fox 51 - An Orlando-area couple, Jim Melillo, 43, and his girlfriend Susan Borges, 31, died in a sand buggy accident during a shore excursion off a cruise to Mexico over the weekend.