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.

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.

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.

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.,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.

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