Mérida and Querétaro unite to promote tourism

17 de marzo de 2017. El alcalde Mauricio Vila con el gobernador de Querétaro. Foto oficial

Mérida and Querétaro are joining forces to boost the tourism sector in both cities, through offering new and traditional regional products and the most exclusive hotels of the southern region of México,. The two cities laid out plans during a breakfast that took place in the city of Querétaro on Wednesday March 22nd. Lourdes Mora Anaya, Director More...

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Children play amid illuminated globes in Merida's Plaza Grande. (PHOTO: yucatan.com.mx)
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Successful tour event helps La Plancha Park movement gain critical mass

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