Asur reports 9.98% increase in airport passengers

Sentido Comun - Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, or Asur, said the number of passengers visiting its nine airports, many of which are tourist destinations, increased 10 percent in the second quarter of this year against the same period in 2012.

Aeromexico increases Houston-Mexico City flights

Sentido Comun - Grupo Aeromexico, the largest airline in the country, announced that it increased to four the number of flights conducted daily between Mexico City and Houston, Texas.

A ride on Mexico's longest zipline - The zipline in question is near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and at 1,200 metres in length is the longest in Mexico. (For the record, the longest in the world is in Peru and is more than 2 kilometres long.)

Starwood to expand Mexico footprint by 30%

Market Watch - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide said it plans to expand its hotel portfolio in Mexico by 30 percent, as it increasingly looks for growth opportunities in Latin America. It currently has 24 hotels with eight in development in Mexico.

Hotel occupancy grows 6.7% in first half of 2013

EFE - Hotel occupancy in Mexico grew by 6.7 percent in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period last year. Tourism generates about 9 percent of Mexico's GDP and is the country's No. 3 source of hard currency.

GAP passengers rise 6.4 percent in June

Sentido Comun - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, which 12 airports in Mexico's Pacific region, said that June passenger traffic increased 6.4 percent from the same period last year, the 22nd consecutive rise.

Volaris is launching TJ-Manzanillo flights

Sentido Comun - Volaris has opened a new route between Tijuana and Manzanillo. In high season, the airline it will have two weekly flights. Volaris currently offers 25 destinations from Tijuana.

6 U.S. airlines cancel flights as volcano spews ash

AP - Officials say at least six U.S. airlines - U.S. Airways, Delta, United, American and Alaska Airlines- have canceled more than 40 flights into and out of Mexico City and Toluca airports after the Popocatepetl volcano spewed out ash, steam and glowing rocks.

Allegiant applies to fly from Las Vegas to Mexico

Dow Jones - Allegiant Travel Co. applied with the U.S. government to fly to Mexico next year, its first foray into a foreign country. The carrier wants to begin flying by June 1, 2014, from its base in Las Vegas to San José del Cabo and Hermosillo.

Croc bites off man's fingers on Cancun golf course

9NewsWorld - A crocodile bit two fingers off a US tourist's hand after the man apparently pretended to give food to the predator on a golf course in Cancun. The victim was attacked after he ignored signs about the presence of crocodiles.

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