Norwegian Bliss cruise line with 1,000-foot race track Mexico Travel 

Norwegian Bliss cruise line offers 1,000-foot race track

Cruise ship line, Norwegian, announced their Alaska bound cruise ship for the upcoming season will offer passengers a new feature. The Norwegian Cruise Line will be the first in North America to offer passengers a 1,000-foot double deck race track on top of the vessel. The race track will feature a course with electric go-carts that will allow passengers to race against one another. Positioned on the back of the 4,000-passenger ship, the race track will be longer than the race track unveiled in April (2017) on the Norwegian’s 3,850-passenger…

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Cofepris warns against taking Capslim products Health Mexico 

Cofepris warns against taking Capslim products

A public warning is being re-issued about the risks of consuming Capslim products. While promoted as a nutritional supplement, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris ) is reminding people that the product is not legal in Mexico. Through a statement, Cofepris warns consumers about the risks associated with taking the product, reporting that Capslim does not have sanitary registration, nor is their distribution center or branches known. Due to their lack of sanitary regulation, the product cannot be legally advertised. Capslim products include nutritional supplements, weight loss pills and…

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Riviera Maya breaking decade long heat records Mexico Riviera Maya 

Riviera Maya breaking decade long heat records

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Decade-old heat records for Riviera Maya are being broken as regional temperatures continue to soar. Solidaridad Department of Meteorology and Climatology of Civil Protection reports that nighttime lows and daytime highs for Playa del Carmen and the rest of Riviera Maya have been surpassing figures recorded nearly a decade ago. The warmest nighttime temperature was recorded last week as the region dipped down to 29C (84F), also making it the hottest night temperature so far this year. Daytime temperatures are averaging 36C (97F), however, when…

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Newborn baby dies from virus through kiss Health 

Newborn baby dies from virus through kiss

Iowa, US — A couple from Iowa is warning parents with newborn babies of the dangers of human contact and viruses after their 18-day old daughter died. A week after she was born, her parents, Nicole and Shane Sifrit, married. However two hours after the couple’s wedding, they said they were unable to wake their daughter to eat. “Within two hours, she had quit breathing and all her organs just started to fail,” Nicole Sifrit told CNN affiliate WHO. According to a report by WHO, the couple left their wedding early…

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Ritz-Carlton setting sail with luxury yachts Cozumel Mexico Travel 

Ritz-Carlton setting sail with luxury yachts

Cozumel, Q.R. – The Ritz-Carlton is taking its hotel luxury to sea. Beginning 2019, the company will offer personalized cruises on three lavishly built yachts. Itineraries will range from seven to 10 days with seasonal stops in the Mediterranean, northern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, which will likely include the island of Cozumel since it is a world-destination port of call. According to the company’s announcement, their boats will be somewhere between a private superyacht and a small ocean liner and will accommodate one percent of global travelers. “This…

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Air France offers year-round Paris to Cancun service Cancun Mexico Travel 

Air France offers year-round Paris to Cancun service

Cancun, Q.R. — Air France has announced the addition of 53 new routes, nine of which are part of their long-haul network, extending Paris to Cancun flights. The company says on its long-haul network, Air France-KLM is now operating nine new routes due to a 2 percent capacity increase to destinations including Cancun. The capacity increase means the air company has begun offering their Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Cancun flights year round instead of only during the winter months. Other destinations to see a capacity increase on their long-haul routes include Accra (Ghana)…

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Officials propose improved security to protect tourism industry Cancun Mexico 

Officials propose improved security to protect tourism industry

Cancun, Q.R. — The Ministry of Tourism along with the National Business Tourism Council (CNET) have agreed to implement a security model that will better protect visitors in the country’s main tourist destinations. In a recent meeting, head of the Ministry of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, pointed out that the security model should include intelligence and high-tech systems to better combat criminal groups. Both sides agree that the safety of visitors to the country is a shared responsibility and stressed the importance of protecting one of the country’s…

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Changes to US passports set for January 2016 Travel 

US State Department making changes to American passports

The US State Department will be making changes to the supplemental page inserts for American passports. Beginning January 1, the US State Department announced they will no longer be inserting the 24-page supplements into passports. “The decision to discontinue this service was made to enhance the security of the passport and to abide by international passport standards,” according to a U.S. State Department statement. The State Department said the change has been in the works for some time and is not related to recent terror attacks, but reiterated that the…

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