Last year, meetings and conventions held in Mexico generated $18 billion (U.S.) in direct spending, attracted 23 million attendees, accounted for 24 million hotel room nights and helped keep 441,000 Mexicans employed. The meetings industry’s total direct, indirect and induced economic contribution to the Mexican economy in 2010 was $32.5 billion (U.S.), which helped support […]
It opened its first all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Mexico, last spring, now Hard Rock International is teaming with Palace Resorts LLC to open three more. The new all-inclusive resorts will be hotel conversions, transforming former Palace Resort properties into Hard Rock hotels. The first to open will be the 601-room Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, […]
International Marriott International plans to open 50 new hotels under its Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand in the next four years. Twenty-four of the new hotels will be in the Asia-Pacific region; nine will be in the Middle East and Africa; four will be in Europe and 12 will be in the Americas. The Royal […]
Tourism is Mexico’s third-largest source of revenue and foreign exchange. Its recent decline has greatly impacted the four million Mexicans employed by the industry. From the economic downturn to the Influenza A H1N1 outbreak, Mexico is still weathering a financial storm, but wants everyone to know it’s open for business.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) downgraded its warning for U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico on May 15. Since influenza A subtype H1N1 (a.k.a., “swine flu”) cases have started to decline in Mexico, the CDC is no longer advising travelers to cancel nonessential trips. Instead, travelers are advised to take precautionary measures. “Our […]
Attendees traveling to Mexico, Canada, Bermuda or the Caribbean will needs forms of ID to re-enter the U.S. under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.