10 reasons to visit Merida now

Forbes.com contributor Nora Walsh joins a growing list of travel writers singing Merida’s praises. Here is her recent post enumerating 10 of the White City’s main attractions… MERIDA — This year, the Mexican city of Merida was named the American Capital of Culture for a second time, highlighting the Yucatán capital’s abundant More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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MAYAir an option for travel in southeast Mexico

If you are traveling around the Yucatan Peninsula and neighboring states, you may want to consider flying, since some of the major destinations can require lengthy driving times. An airline that is expanding service More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Merida’s Storied Past Comes to Life on this Hacienda Tour

For years it was the heartbeat of the Yucatán. Fiber from an agave plant used to create nautical rope once made Mérida one of the richest cities in the world.  For over 90 years, the port of Sisal was the world’s More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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7 relatively ‘unknown’ archaeological destinations in Mexico

Mexico has a great archaeological tradition due to the number of cultures that inhabited this land before Mexico itself existed, which makes archaeology one of the most important topics when it comes to travel- More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Aeromexico is looking to suspend Merida-Miami service

Tourism chief confirms that Aeromexico seeks to suspend Merida-Miami flights because the route isn’t profitable any more… MERIDA — Yucatan’s Secretary of Tourism Promotion, Saul Ancona Salazar, More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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New flights to Cancun from Washington and Chicago on Spirit Airlines

CANCUN — Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines just launched its first international flights from BWI Marshall Airport. Destination: Cancun, Quintana Roo. Spirit did not announce fare prices for the new BWI-to-Cancun More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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Cancun visitor growth strongest in the Americas: survey

CANCUN — Cancun is expected to be the strongest growing city in 2017 in the Americas, Euromonitor International research revealed this week at World Travel Market London, a leading global event for the travel More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Texas, Calif. and Fla. top origin points of American visitors to Riviera Maya

PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Tourists from the states of Texas, California and Florida top the list of visitors from the United States to the Riviera Maya, according to the “Tourist Profile Study in Quintana More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Negative international perception of Mexico is unfair: tourism chief

“The travel alerts to Mexico due to insecurity are unfair and damaging, but the reality is that there are no shootings or terrorism here, as it does happen in the United States and many countries in Europe”, More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Pittsburgh to get seasonal weekly flight to Cancun on Southwest

CANCUN — According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Southwest Airlines will be adding seasonal, nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Cancun, Mexico, the airport announced last week. Each More...