Hoteliers propose to regulate digital platform vacation rentals Cancun Mexico 

Hoteliers propose to regulate digital platform vacation rentals

Cancun, Q.R. — The president of the Committee on Tourism and International Affairs, Deputy Gabriela Angulo Sauri, met with hoteliers from the northern regions of Quintana Roo to present a project that would regulate so-called vacation rentals. During the meeting that was requested by the hotel sector, Angulo Sauri explained that the goal is to find alternatives that provide legal security to both tourists and those who invest in digital hosting platforms. Through this proposal, officials hope to update state regulatory frameworks as well as identify and register obligated properties, promote economic development, healthy…

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Fake maintenance men enter Cancun OXXO, steal ATM Cancun Mexico 

Fake maintenance men enter Cancun OXXO, steal ATM

Cancun, Q.R. — Several people entered an OXXO convenience store in Cancun during the night hours while mascaraing as maintenance personnel in order to steal an ATM. An OXXO located on Las Torres Avenue in central Cancun was approached by a women who requested to be let into the store to buy a jug of water. Normally the store is closed during night time hours, with business transactions taking place through a small sliding glass window. Upon opening the door to allow the woman to enter, two men appeared. At…

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Puerto Morelos to convert to underground power system Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Puerto Morelos to convert to underground power system

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A new agreement between the municipality of Puerto Morelos and the Federal Electricity Commission will see the conversion of overhead power lines. Local entrepreneurs are celebrating the signing of an agreement made by the municipal president Laura Fernández Piña with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for the conversion of the network of power lines from overhead to underground in the Old Town portion of Puerto Morelos. Businessman Emilio Muñoz Vado said that the two main benefits of the new agreement will be improved safety and the beautification of the urban image….

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Southwest Airlines offers two new US to Cancun flights Cancun Mexico Travel 

Southwest Airlines offers two new US to Cancun flights

Cancun, Q.R. — Southwest Airlines has announced additional flights from North American cities to Cancun. Beginning November 11, Southwest Air will begin offering new connections from the American cities of Nashville, Tennessee and St. Louis Missouri. The two new additions will be Saturday flights direct to Cancun. The low-cost North American airline say they will offer the Saturday-only service from November 11 until January 7, 2018. The company says Cancun is renowned for its unique infrastructure that offers recreation and recreation spaces, meeting and conference rooms, luxury lodgings, an extraordinary…

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US sends help, China expresses condolences for earthquake victims Mexico Mexico City 

U.S. sends help, China expresses condolences for earthquake victims

Mexico City, Mexico — A rescue team from the United States has landed in Mexico City to help with rescue efforts. The team of men and their dogs arrived in Mexico Thursday from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The specialty search and rescue team also arrived with equipment, says the Mexico-based US ambassador, Roberta Jacobson. “Solidarity with Mexico. Rescuers and canines from the Los Angeles County Fire Department ready to support the people and government of Mexico #FuerzaMéxico,” she wrote on social media. According to the ambassador, the rescue experts arrived in…

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Playa del Carmen celebrates Mexico's Independence Day Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen celebrates Mexico’s Independence Day

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — More than 12,000 people gathered in front of city hall last night to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day. Civic Plaza, 28 de Julio, was packed as locals and tourists gathered to take in the annual Independence Day event with the Grito de Independencia de México. The cry ¡Viva México!, was headed by Municipal President, Cristina Torres Gómez from the balcony of city hall. From the balcony of the Municipal Palace, Cristina Torres Gómez also remembered the heroes who gave themselves for the country including Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Vicente Guerrero, Leona…

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akumal bay, swim with sea turtles Mexico Tulum 

Bay closed but tourists continue to swim with turtles

Tulum, Q.R. — Although there is a no-swim advisory in place for Akumal Bay for the month of September, few people are adhering to the plea. For the month of September, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) has closed all swimming with sea turtles to allow for mating since September is the most active month. However, tour groups still visit the bay, swimming with the turtles in full snorkel gear. The dilemma seems to have risen as a result of the granting of permits by the General Directorate of…

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Terminal four at Cancun Airport getting ready Cancun Mexico 

Terminal four at Cancun Airport being prepped to open

Cancun, Q.R. — Terminal Four of the Cancun International Airport is being prepped to open as Terminal One is gradually closed. Expected to begin closing in October, Terminal One is currently being analyzed to see what can be done with the existing infrastructure. Alejandro Rosel Ramírez, of the relations department at the Cancún International Airport explained, “The idea is to close terminal one in a gradual way by first operating terminal four. Once they close T1 we will do a reconfiguration of the airlines from terminal two to terminal four.” Rosel Ramírez says that the complete changeover is not…

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