Boat carrying tourists sinks off Cozumel

COZUMEL, Q. Roo — A boat carrying 10 tourists sank off the shores of Cozumel Wednesday Jan. 3 as it took on water shortly after leaving the island. The incident happened just 15 minutes after sailing from Cozumel at the height of Curva Tormentos. Passengers on board were instructed by the crew to head to the bow, however, the boat took on water quickly More...

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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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Developers persist with plans for new projects for Holbox

HOLBOX, Q. Roo — More than 50 new projects await approval for the island of Holbox in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas, however, the municipal president says the island is not ready. Municipal Lázaro Cadenas president, 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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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 Monday, January 1st, 2018
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U.S. Airlines are betting on Cancun for the New Year!

U.S. airlines are wagering that American tourists will keep flocking to Cancun despite Trump’s negative campaign agaisnt Mexico and a previous travel warning from the State Department. Southwest Airlines Co., More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, December 31st, 2017
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Meridanos decide to welcome the New Year in restaurants and nightclubs

Unlike in previous years, many Yucatecan families decided to skip the hustle and bustle of preparing New Year’s dinner and made reservations to receive 2018 in restaurants, hotels and social clubs, enterpreneurs More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, December 31st, 2017
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Tonight, Tulum becomes the Mecca of the underground electronic music industry worldwide

Speak about Tulum is to make reference to one of the most exotic and magical places of the indigenous culture. It is here where SOUND TULUM Music Event is born and born as a unique and exceptional event due to the More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, December 31st, 2017
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Suspect arrested for the murder of photographer Luis González Contreras

Alejandro Lopez Geded, 27 years old, was arrested on December 29 for the murder of Luis González Contreras. The suspect was transferred to the facilities of the State Attorney General’s Office, where a process More...