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Mérida named Latin America’s convention capital

The business magazine Convenciones de Latinoamérica has named Mérida the 2016 best destination for conventions and workshops.

Steel frames rise at new convention center site

From a business point of view, one "convencionista" equals more than three holiday-goers, which explains all the energy behind a new conference center.

Shiny new tower rising on the Prolongación

MID Center will rise along the Prolongación Montejo, towering over the Krispy Kreme donut shop, when construction begins this year.

Large increase in Mérida tourists so far this year

More tourists visited Yucatán in the first quarter of the year, with significant increases throughout the state, with one notable exception.

Heady days for Mérida’s international airport

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.

Air Route links Oaxaca, Yucatán, Cuba

A Oaxaca-Yucatáa air route starts May 8, and will soon link to Havana, officials announced.

Cooking up a new venture with local bamboo

When we saw Erich Briehl selling bags of charcoal, we figured he was on to something, so we sat down for an interview.

Mérida hailed as a travel ‘magnet’

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.

2 more U.S. chains open in Mérida

Elevation Burger and the Hampton Inn are two names familiar to Americans, and testing the waters in Mérida. Both face plenty of competition.

Tourism office courts Chinese officials

Municipal tourism authorities received a delegation from China to talk about investment here, including possible solar energy projects.

Villa Verde’s busy party-givers keep giving

The owners of the grand Villa Verde Mérida had their hands full already. Then came hosting duties for the White City Ball, and at the same time, the imminent launch of a second business.

Junket in Italy to promote Mérida tourism

While a state delegation is headed to China to promote trade, three city officials are going to Europe to promote tourism.

Report: Beach visitors up by over 1.4M

Visitors are showing a strong preference for the beach, but success is not spread out evenly among the peninsula's tourist destinations.

Hotels lobby for hotel-zone convention center

The push continues for a new Merida convention center, one that downtown hotel guests can walk to.