Mérida has initiated an open call for a 2017 “Cultural Capital of the Americas” logo, and expats living here five years or longer are invited to compete.
Interjet begins direct flights today from Mérida to Havana and Aeroméxico announced it will link Mérida with daily direct flights to two important domestic destinations starting July 1.
A Oaxaca-Yucatáa air route starts May 8, and will soon link to Havana, officials announced.
Social media was buzzing yesterday when flight information disappeared from United’s airline system, but a spokesman quickly put fears to rest.
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The city has won the the designation “Cultural Capital of the Americas” for 2017, Mayor Mauricio Vila Dosal announced today. Mérida is the only city to have been honored twice by the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals.
When the designation “Cultural Capital of the Americas” was established, Mérida was the first to be the awarded that honor, in 2000. Now, the city council unanimously agreed to work to gain the title in 2017.
Tourism growth in Mérida has been driven by the quality of life, greater air connectivity and educational opportunities, writes El Financiero, which reports on business to a national readership.
In time for the Vatican’s Jubilee Year, flights to Rome will soon be departing Mérida’s international airport, which opens up a multitude of travel connections between Yucatán and Europe.
AeroMéxico announced new daily service between Mexico City and Cozumel on Oct. 1, further opening the Caribbean to a major hub.