PR Newswire - The Mexico Ministry of Tourism reports that during the month of September, currency income from international visitors exceeded $748 million, a figure 10.3 percent higher than during the same period last year.
EFE - Low-cost Mexican airline Interjet signed a contract to buy 40 Airbus A320 Neo passenger jets for more than $3.2 billion. Interjet will be one of the first airlines to benefit from the Neo model, which has fuel savings of 15 percent.
Travel Daily News - Virgin Atlantic from April 2013 will increase by 50 percent the number of seats on its London-Cancun route. The airline also is evaluating the opening of new flights to other Mexican tourist destinations.
New York Times - Built from the sand up just 42 years ago to become what is now Mexico’s No. 1 travel destination, Cancún will likely always conjure images of spring break debauchery. But the city draws everyone from middle-class families to jet-setters.
GlobeNewswire - Spirit Airlines starts daily nonstop service from San Diego to two new markets: Portland, Oregon and Los Cabos, Mexico. The new route to Cabo San Lucas reaffirms the importance of Mexico as a travel destination, the airline said.
EFE - Mexico's Quintana Roo state is trying to get more Europeans to visit the islands of Mujeres, Holbox, Cozumel and Contoy, destinations that are not as well known as the Riviera Maya or Cancun but offer more natural attractions.
Travel Daily News - During September, the arrival of international visitors by air to Mexico increased by 7.1 percent compared to the same month the prior year. Travelers from the US and Canada reported growth of 3.7 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively.
The FINANCIAL - Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts is looking to find and reward ten people who embody the “Spirit to Serve,” a philosophy of Marriott International’s platform, which includes social responsibility and community involvement.
kvue.com - Mexico’s beaches beckon tourists seeking a vacation, but some also see the country as the next big medical tourism destination where Americans can escape soaring medical costs.
EFE - The old Santo Domingo Convent in San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas is being inaugurated next Wednesday after undergoing restoration in one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by the National Anthropology and History Institute.