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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.

www.travelagentcentral.com/mexico/mexico-tourism-board-rolls-out-live-it-believe-it-campaign-new-york-event-42736

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.

www.sentidocomun.com.mx/breves.phtml

Tourism firms to invest $8.6 billion over 3 years

Reuters - Private companies plan to invest $8.6 billion in tourism projects in Mexico over the next three years, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Wednesday, as the country's tourism industry works to overcome publicity from drug-related violence.

www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/21/us-mexico-tourism-idUSBRE97K12T20130821

British Airways, Aeromexico change London service

Buying Business Travel - British Airways is adding an extra flight on its Heathrow-Mexico City route from October. The service will operate four times weekly starting Oct. 27. Aeromexico is also changing its Heathrow to Mexico City flight schedule.

buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/1921274-british-airways-increase-mexico-city-service

Mexico City touts anti-crime campaign

LAT - Officials representing Mexico City, which has 175 museums, four UNESCO World Heritage sites and nearly 50,000 hotel rooms, have been making presentations throughout the United States and Canada this summer to get the word out that the city is safe.

www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-mexico-city-surveillance-cameras-20130812,1,2907695.story

OMA July air passenger traffic rises 6 percent

Sentido Comun - Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) said passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased 6 percent in July compared with the same month of 2012. Domestic traffic grew 7.3 percent and international traffic decreased 2.6 percent.

www.sentidocomun.com.mx/breves.phtml

GAP passenger traffic rises 11.7% in July

Sentido Comun - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, which operates 12 airports in the Pacific region of Mexico, said July passenger traffic increased 11.7 percent over the same period last year, the 23rd consecutive rise.

www.sentidocomun.com.mx/breves.phtml

Price cuts are luring vacationers to Cancun

LAT - Prices are falling and interest rising in Cancun as summer draws to a close, according to statistics compiled by Kayak.com. Mexico's Riviera Maya might be a winner for a budget-friendly, last-minute beach destination to end your summer vacation.

www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-mexico-cancun-iberostar-bargain-20130809,1,1245148.story

A taste of Mexico's wine producing valley

Forbes - Just a two-hour drive south of San Diego across the Mexican border lies a peaceful Baja California valley brimming with ripened grapes, delicious wines and gourmet cuisine concocted from the freshest of fresh local ingredients.

www.forbes.com/sites/forbestravelguide/2013/08/05/a-taste-of-mexicos-wine-country/

Jenni Rivera crash site to become tourist attraction

EFE - Municipal authorities want to make a tourist attraction of the site in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon where singer Jenni Rivera's plane crashed last December, killing the star and six others

latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2013/07/31/jenni-rivera-crash-site-new-tourist-attraction-in-mexico/

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