Fibra joins Marriott to build 20 hotels in Mexico

Reuters - Mexican real estate investment trust Fibra Hotel said it signed a deal with U.S. hotel chain Marriott International Inc to build and operate 20 new hotels in Mexico by 2016. It did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.

British tourist attacked by alligator in Cancun

The Independent - A British father is recovering in a Toronto hospital after being attacked by a crocodile on a Mexican golf course. Dougie Thompson was attending a friends wedding in Cancun when the attack took place.

Even more ways to get to two Mexican cities

Conde Nast Traveler - It will soon be easier for East Coasters to explore one of the coolest destinations in Mexico, thanks to a new route linking New York City with the Baja Peninsula. Aeromexico will start the once-a-week flights in January.

Hyatt opens first all-inclusive resort at Los Cabos

Fodor's Travel - Hyatt announced the opening of their first venture into the all-inclusive resort market with a renovation of the former Barcelo Los Cabos — now the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.

Delta increase flights to Mexico for holidays

El Universal - Delta Airlines will increase the frequency of various flights between the U.S. and Mexico starting this month and until September 2014, for the holiday seasons. Flights are between Salt Lake City and Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo.

Air travel to Mexico rises 8.5 percent

EFE - The arrival of tourists by air to Mexico grew by 8.5 percent in the first eight months of this year, compared with the same period in 2012. From January through the end of August, 8.11 million foreign tourists traveled by air to Mexico.

Tourist visits to Mexico's Magic Towns have stagnated

El Economista - While large numbers of tourists continue to visit Mexico's Heritage Cities and beaches, the so-called Magic Towns have stagnated as tourist attractions minaly because of inadequate consumer services, a new study shows.

Cancun Underwater Museum adds visitors center

LAT - The Cancun Underwater Museum, which gives divers and snorkelers to the Mexican resort area a chance to see artworks below sea level, has added a visitor center that showcases replicas of the museum’s most popular underwater sculptures.,0,5362037.story

Tourism board rolls out new marketing campaign

Travel Agent - Mexico's Tourism Board rolled out its new “Live It to Believe It” marketing campaign for Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta. The presentation took place at the New York Museum of Natural History.

GAP August passengers are most in two years

Sentido Comun - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, which manages 12 airports in northwestern Mexico, said August passenger traffic jumped 13.8 percent over the same period last year, the biggest gain in two years and the 24th consecutive increase.

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