Mexican Caribbean top choice with traveling nationals Mexico Travel 

Mexican Caribbean top choice with traveling nationals

Travel figures show this year, 70 percent of Mexicans are traveling to national beaches to spend their summer holidays. According to Julián Balbuena, chairman of the Board of Directors of Best Day Travel Group, travel agencies are reporting a favorable summer season with Cancun and Riviera Maya being preferred destinations for the national market. He says their figures show the highest demand being in the Mexican Caribbean, adding that numbers this summer are an increase of 22 percent over last summer. Balbuena added that in the domestic market, preferred Mexican destinations include Cancun,…

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Government stands by promises, Holbox services improving Cancun Mexico 

Government stands by promises, Holbox services improving

Holbox, Q.R. — Water and electrical services are being restored on the island of Holbox after a temporary closure and numerous meetings. Government authorities are complying with requests and fulfilling promises as pipes and transformers begin to arrive on the island. A meeting earlier this week with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) resulted in a promise to incorporate three more transformers for the island. They have also been guaranteed better garbage collection, said Bárbara Hernández, president of the Holbox Hotels Association. “They are complying with the agreement and we hope that this will…

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AMPI hold conferences to train real estate agents Mexico Playa del Carmen 

AMPI hold conferences to train real estate agents

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — To continue with the promotion of professional real estate agents, the local AMPI (La Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios A.C.) chapter of Playa del Carmen holds regular conferences to address local issues. According to AMPI, approximately 50 percent of Playa del Carmen real estate agents are licensed. Ana Alicia López, president of the Playa Del Carmen chapter explained that a real estate license is a requirement to practice the profession. It is for this reason AMPI Playa del Carmen has facilitated training for its members….

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A beach vacation in Mexico just got more expensive Financial Mexico 

A beach vacation in Mexico just became more expensive

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Tourists wanting to vacation on the country’s main beaches will have to fork out more money this year. While tourist supply has stagnated, demand has skyrocketed in the country with the increase of flights and lodging along Mexico’s main beach destinations. A report by El Financiero found that traveling by plane to a traditional beach destination in Mexico to places like Vallarta, Los Cabos, Huatulco, Mazatlan, Cancun and Riviera Maya, costs an average of 3,350 peso per person this year, 28 percent more than same time last year. Vacationing during June or September…

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And the most expensive beach in Mexico is... Mexico Playa del Carmen 

And the most expensive beach in Mexico is…

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – A new survey shows that of the 250 best beaches in 66 countries, Mexico ranks as some of the most expensive. A report released by UK-based company TravelBird showed that, according to their Beach Price Index 2017, Playa del Carmen is the most expensive beach in Mexico. Ranking 150th position on their global list, their survey found a day spent at a Playa del Carmen beach purchasing sunscreen, drinks and lunch costs a beachgoer an average of 29.39 GBP or 673 peso. This figure is…

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Ticket booths removed from Fifth Avenue Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Ticket booths removed from Fifth Avenue

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A lack of proper permits saw the removal of eight ticket booths in downtown Playa del Carmen. On Thursday, municipal officials had a total of eight water transport company ticket booths removed from the overcrowded Fifth Ave. shopping area. Of the eight booths, three of them belonged to Barcos Caribe, the water transport company set up by ex-govenor Roberta Borge Angulo. Director of Inspection and Collection, Leslie Jennifer Pérez Ceballos, reported that as part of the reordering of Fifth Avenue, which is the main tourist artery of Playa…

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Officials combat illegal trafficking of Mexican wildlife Cancun Mexico 

Officials combat illegal trafficking of Mexican wildlife

Cancun, Q.R. – The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Profepa) in combination with Environmental Mission Gendarmerie, have seized items ranging from wood to animals along several borders. According to Profepa, the operation, South Border Operative 2017, has already this year seized wood, vehicles, flora, fauna and animals that were being illegally taken out of the country. The seizures include nearly 2,500 cubic meters of tropical wood, 47 species of wildlife and numerous flora and fauna samples. In the first five months, Profepa officials have been part of 106 operations. Of those, 35…

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Puerto Aventuras to undergo service and public upgrades Mexico Tulum 

Puerto Aventuras to undergo millions in upgrades

Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. – Municipal president Cristina Torres Gómez says the town of Puerto Aventuras will undergo an 18 million peso upgrade to several service and public works areas. Over the next several months, the town of Puerto Aventuras will see the remodeling and extension of public lighting, remodeling of the park Tu casa Puerto Aventuras as well as upgrades to the market, municipal cemetery and paving works. “Puerto Aventuras is also Solidarity,” she said adding “It is part of this great municipality and that is very clear for us. We…

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