More than 180 flights canceled due to earthquake Cancun Mexico Mexico City Travel 

More than 180 flights canceled due to earthquake

Cancun, Q.R. — Nearly 200 flights have been delayed or canceled due to Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico City. Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City has so far, caused the cancellation of more than 180 flights at the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM). Of these flights, at least 11 involved flights to and from the capital city to Cancun. The Mexico City Benito Juarez airport suffered extensive damage as a street around the airport was split open. Inside the airport, automatic doors stopped working due to heaved pavement, while inside,…

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New tourist air tax for those arriving into Mexico Cancun Mexico Travel 

New tourist air tax for those arriving into Mexico

Cancún, Q.R. — A new tourist tax proposal for those arriving into Mexico by air will benefit the state of Quintana Roo, says the Consejo Nacional Empresarial Turístico (CNET). The proposal for the collection of a new $20 tax for the use of tourism infrastructure was created by National Business Tourism Council (CNET) and taken over by the Federal Ministry of Tourism, which proposes that Quintana Roo be the first state to apply the new tax. José Chapur Zahoul, vice president of CNET says that the $20 USD tax imposed on foreign travelers visiting Mexico by air…

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Costa cruises to have first gas powered ship Travel 

Costa Cruises to have first LNG gas powered ship

Cruise ship company, Costa Group and Carnival Asia, have announced the start of the construction of their newest ship. The cruise ship, Costa Smeralda, will be the company’s first LNG-powered ship. A steel cutting ceremony for the new boat was held yesterday at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland. Once complete, the 180,000 gross ton ship will be the world’s first to be marketed to from multiple countries throughout Europe. “These ships will strengthen the leadership position for the Costa Group, which is already the market leader in all the…

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Cruise ships at Cozumel deal with unscheduled diversions Cozumel Mexico Travel 

Cruise ships at Cozumel deal with unscheduled diversions

Cozumel, Q.R. — With questionable weather in Atlantic waters, cruise ships have been scrambling to accommodate Mother Nature. This past week, 17 ships were scheduled to dock at the island of Cozumel, however two of the larger ships canceled due to bad weather conditions. Both Disney Fantasy and the Norwegian Scape did not land as planned. However, several other cruise ships have been diverted to the island of Cozumel where they seek refuge from hurricanes Irma and Jose. On Wednesday night, five cruise ships docked at Cozumel for the night,…

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More flights canceled as hurricanes hit regions Cancun Mexico Travel 

More flights canceled as hurricanes hit regions

Cancun, Q.R. — More delayed flights have been reported at the Cancun International Airport due to hurricanes Irma and Katia. Friday alone, 12 flights of both domestic and international origin were canceled due to poor weather conditions. Flights affected so far have included Volaris flights to and from Veracruz, Jet Blue to Fort Lauderdale as well as Spirit Airlines to and from Fort Lauderdale. Interjet has also canceled two round-trip flights to Havana, Cuba. Yesterday, Irma was responsible for 10 canceled flights in and out of the Cancun Airport while…

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Interjet to begin direct Mexico City, Cancun to Vancouver Mexico Travel 

Interjet to begin direct Mexico City, Cancun to Vancouver

Cancun, Q.R. — Mexico’s airline, Interjet, has announced two new direct flights from Mexico City and Cancun to Vancouver. Starting October 26, travelers can enjoy non-stop flights to and from Vancouver and Mexico City / Cancun on the company’s Airbus A320. In a statement, Interjet said that separate direct flights from Mexico City and Cancun to Vancouver (and return) will be offered on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. An Airbus A320 aircraft, with a capacity for 150 passengers, will be used to make the non-stop flights. Interjet CEO José Luis Garza said that…

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Flight cancellations continue around the country due to bad weather Cancun Mexico Travel 

Flight cancellations continue due to bad weather

Cancun, Q.R — Flights to and from the United States are still being affected by the aftermath of Harvey. The Cancun International Airport has again recorded 12 more cancellations to and from Houston due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey. According to the Cancun airport authorities, six of the 12 operations canceled due to Hurricane Harvey were United Airlines, four of Southwest Airlines and two from Spirit Airlines affecting approximately 1,800 passengers. In addition to those cancellations, local rains over the past 24 hours have also caused the cancellation of more than…

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Cruises to Cozumel canceled due to Galveston port closure Cozumel Mexico Travel 

Cruises to Cozumel canceled due to Galveston port closure

Cozumel, Q.R. — Cruise ships departing Port Galveston in Texas have been canceled due to tropical storm Harvey. The normal flow of cruise ships between Galveston Harbor and other Caribbean destinations, including Cozumel, has been interrupted. So far, four cruise ships have been affected by Harvey,remaining unable to call on the Port of Galveston. Nearly 20,000 passengers on three Carnival cruises and one Royal Caribbean ship were scheduled to disembark at Galveston over the weekend, however, due to the extreme weather, Harvey forced port closure by the Coast Guard. Ships are still unable to dock…

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