New flights bring more tourists to Cancun and Riviera Maya in 2017

CANCUN — What was deemed a complicated travel year for Cancun and Riviera Maya turned out to be a year of increased visitors and added frequencies. Airlines such as Southwest, Delta and Spirit added flights into the Cancun International Airport in 2017, allowing more passengers from the US and Canada to enjoy a Mexico vacation. The popular beach destinations More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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COMMENT: New U.S. tax law reduces rates, doubles standard exemptions

It’s Official: Tax Reform Becomes Law The U.S. House and Senate have approved a significant overhaul of the U.S. tax code. The three biggest components of the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ (from the perspective More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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#TimetoCancun: Resort launches new social media branding campaign

CANCUN — The Cancun Tourism Board has launched Time to Cancun, a social media branding campaign aimed to engage digitally savvy travelers. The campaign highlights the best of every aspect of the destination, More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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Mexican drug cartels infiltrate airport operations

MEXICO CITY — Criminal organizations in Mexico, such as the Sinaloa Cartel, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, and the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, have expanded their operation networks at the airports of the country More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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Mexico’s New Year starts with gasoline price hikes

The fuel price war in Mexico has started with the new year. At some gas stations, the Magna gasoline brand (regular unleaded) reached MXN$17 per liter, Premium gasoline brand (high octane unleaded) exceeded MXN$19 More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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New Hilton in Playa del Carmen continues hotel chain’s Caribbean expansion

PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Hilton’s ramped-up Caribbean expansion shows no signs of slowing down. The company opened its second new Caribbean property last month with the debut of The Fives Downtown Hotel and Residences, More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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Merida’s tourism star shone brightly in 2017

Actions carried out by the Merida Council were instrumental in influencing the global tourism market, as 120 million people knew of, spoke about, saw or visited Merida for some reason during the first 10 months More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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ANALYSIS: Mexico starts 2018 in the midst of discordant scenario

Prensa Latina, Cuba’s official government news agency, provides this analysis of Mexico’s delicate situation at the start of 2018… Mexicans begin 2018 amid a discordant scenario, of lawsuits between More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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Uber hoping to resume Cancun operations soon

CANCUN — While Uber Cancun announced the suspension of its services in Cancun beginning December 27,  the company said it hopes to resume operations in the near future. The sudden announcement that Uber was suspending More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
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Yucatan is no longer a favorable state for tax evation: Expert

With the recent  financial law changes, tax evation has become a lot more diffcult task for local entrepreneurs. MERIDA – “The use of “ghost bills” to simulate the deduction of expenses and More...