Mexico Leads the Hemisphere’s Medical Tourism

This article from explains how medical tourism has grown to be big business in Mexico… Last year, more than one million foreign patients traveled to the country for medical procedures ranging from nose jobs to more serious surgeries, according to Reportur, a Mexican publication. In fact, Mexico is the most popular destination More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, January 7th, 2018

US expert sees signs of Russian ‘subversion and disinformation’ in upcoming Mexican election

Just as The Yucatan Times collaborator Alejandro Azcárate pointed out back in October 29, 2017; US expert H.R. McMaster recently told Business Insider that Russian president Vladimir Putin may have an eye on More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 5th, 2018

‘Wellness tourism’ is fastest-growing travel sector: Lonely Planet

Patients Beyond Borders, the US-based international medical travel publishers, say the world’s top destinations are (in alphabetical order): Costa Rica, India, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 5th, 2018

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 More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 4th, 2018

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 Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

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 Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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Tourist killed in Ixtapa was California city official

IXTAPA, Guerrero — A United States citizen killed Thursday morning in Ixtapa, Guerrero, has been identified as a tourist who was visiting from Imperial Beach, California. Douglas Bradley, 49, was on a Christmas More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists

Some countries are better suited for tourists than others. The World Economic Forum recently released its Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, which analyzes the state of the travel and tourism sectors in More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, December 30th, 2017

I grow pot in California for a living. I’m worried about legalization

As the daughter of a back-to-the-land homesteader and pot farmer, I learned never to speak of what my father did. We lived a simple life in times when only growing a few plants could sustain us. “Say I am a retired More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 29th, 2017

Mother Nature rewrote the travel map in 2017

A lot can happen in a year—but 2017 was particularly eventful when it came to how we travel the world. The threats that loomed largest in 2016, Zika and the migrant crisis, faded into the rear-view mirror as More...