News Around the Republic of Mexico
|GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 10.0% in Mexican Airports|
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 10.0% in it's 13 airports during November 2018, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 10.3%, while international passenger traffic increased by 9.4%.
Mexico Tourism Board on Industry Growth, 2019 Plans
Travel Agent Central
According to Mexico Tourism Board CEO, Hector Flores Santana, Mexico's tourism industry saw a 6.9% increase in international tourist arrivals from January to September. Tourism revenue has reached $16.6 billion, marking a 4.5% increase from the same period in 2017.
UNESCO Names 'La Romería' an Intangible Cultural Heritage
Mexico News Daily
The annual pilgrimage honoring the Virgin of Zapopan was recently added to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. '...the tradition of honoring the Virgin of Zapopan dates back to 1734,' UNESCO said in a statement announcing the inclusion of 'La Romería.'
Guillermo del Toro Offers Mexican Students Scholarships
Mexico News Today
Guillermo del Toro says he will provide scholarships to young Mexicans who want to study film at some of the world's leading universities. The selection will begin December 20, and the winner announced during the Guadalajara International Film Fair in March 2019.
Mexico's Honoring of Jared Kushner Sparks Criticism
Mexico's outgoing leader will present US President Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner, with the country's top honor for foreigners, the Aztec Eagle, at the G20 world leaders summit. The decision sparked criticism that trended on social media.
Uber Eats to Launch in 7 Mexican Cities by Year's End
Uber Eats, the application that millions of people around the world use to request home delivery of restaurant food, will be adding 7 more cities in Mexico - Puerto Vallarta, Guanajuato, Irapuato, Celaya, Morelia, Los Mochis, and Ciudad Obregón - to its service area by year's end.
Mexico's GDP Healthy on Eve of Presidential Changeover
Mexico's economy grew 3.6% year-on-year in the third quarter on the back of broad-based growth, including in the industrial sector, and the economic outlook remains solid. Calling Mexico's economy 'resilient,' the International Monetary Fund said growth will hit 2.7% next year.
Avoid Winter in These 7 Great-Weather Overseas Escapes
A new report from the editors of International Living puts Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the top of the list of seven idyllic warm weather destinations - dotted around the globe - for North Americans to escape to when the weather outside is frightful.
Riviera Nayarit Offers Luxury, Hotel Rates 'Not an Issue'
Travel Week Group
If you're waiting for Riviera Nayarit's tourism scene to explode the way Cancun and Riviera Maya's did, you'll be waiting a long time. According to the CVB's Public Relations Manager, Richard Zarkin, the region is going niche, with luxury clientele being top of mind.
Democrats Abroad Conducting 2018 Overseas Voter Survey
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad
Now that the U.S. midterm elections are over, Democrats Abroad is conducting an overseas voter survey. Understanding your 2018 voting experience will help us ensure everything to make it easier to vote in future elections is done - no matter from where, or for whom, you vote.
TUI Plans New Flight from Manchester to Puerto Vallarta
TUI Airways, formerly Thomson Airways and the world's largest charter airline, plans to increase flight frequency from Manchester, England to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for winter 2019 and summer 2020. The new flights, which will be on a 787 Dreamliner aircraft, are available to book now.