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Hotel boom leads to lower occupancy rates, finger pointing, and a...

Hotel occupancy rates have fallen as the industry readjusts to the business traveler's expectations.

Centro hotel’s facade crumbles onto sidewalk

A part the Hotel Las Monjas' facade crashed to the pavement during a remodeling job gone wrong.

Quiet holiday season for consumer protection agency

Profeco has been busy monitoring holiday trade at the airport and markets, but some sectors in particular have been quiet.

Airbnb gives to tourism fund, but cuts into hotel occupancy rates

Taxes on Airbnb revenue are a start, but the state has stalled on regulations that would ensure home rentals are safe, says the head of the hotel association

Tourism has benefited by kicking Carnaval out of the Centro, says...

Does Carnaval belong in the city center, or out of town? The debate continues.

Airbnb taxes are just the beginning, says hotel group leader

The head of a business group representing hotels urged swift passage of a law taxing Airbnb rentals, and suggested other businesses should also contribute to the state's tourism promotion fund.

Human error blamed for Paseo 60 tragedy as construction resumes

Human error, not a design or construction flaw, caused the horrific accident at Paseo 60, concludes a federal official.

Alternative lodging subject to health inspections starting Jan. 1

Reforms to state sanitation law compel the state health department to inspect hostels, timeshares, campgrounds, spare rooms and even shared rooms, starting Jan. 1.

Abandoned landmark torn down where Marriott will rise

A building that served as a landmark to past generations has been torn down in the name of a growing Hotel Zone.

Search ends for more victims in construction collapse

After a week of combing through the rubble of a hotel-retail complex being built in the hotel zone, officials on Monday officially ended their search for more victims. 

Structural flaws probed at fatal work site; 1 still missing

A missing person's report has promoted rescue workers to continue searching rubble while early assumptions about the accident's cause are being questioned.

Hotels expect to be booked solid at year’s end

Hotels are reporting a strong year, but will have 2,100 more rooms to fill in 2018.

5th victim found in rubble after family urges search at Paseo...

Pressured by family to keep searching the rubble for a missing worker, crews found a fifth victim of Monday's horrific construction accident.

Tax on Airbnb rentals likely to start on Jan. 1

Regulating the growth of online rental platforms while also appeasing irate hoteliers, the state plans to begin a 3 percent tax on homeowners using the technology beginning Jan. 1. 

Food & Travel readers send trophies to Ku’uk, Xixim

When the Food & Travel awards were handed out last week in Mexico City, many of the winners took them home to the Peninsula.

15,000 hotels rooms projected in Mérida by 2019

Already rosy to begin with, the outlook for hotel growth continues to get brighter.

Hotels on Peninsula outperform the rest of Mexico

The Yucatán Peninsula is the only region in Mexico to have increased hotel occupancy in the third quarter of 2017.

Hotel leader claims Airbnb grabs 35% of all reservations

A whopping 35 percent of all tourist lodging happening through Airbnb, said the the leader of a hotel trade group.

After delay by INAH, Hotel Mérida finally open for business

Redecorated and updated from pillar to post, the historic Hotel Mérida has re-opened after being boarded up for nine years.

Marriott hotel to face new convention center

Local investors will build a Courtyard by Marriott hotel across the street from the new International Convention Center, said Tourism Secretary Saúl Ancona Salazar.

Mérida and Progreso combine efforts to lure more tourists

Mérida lacks beaches, and Progreso has them. Now, the two cities are collaborating to promote tourism between both municipalities.

Hotels mobilize against ‘unfair’ Airbnb competition

The Mexican Association of Hotels in Yucatan is increasing its ranks as members band together against Airbnb rentals.

Former Hotel Mérida on Calle 60 appears ready to open

Its tower is no longer pink, but the building is just as grand, if not more stately, than ever before. 

Supermarket, City Express hotel confirmed at Mérida airport entrance

More details are emerging about the hotel-shopping complex planned for Mérida's airport entrance.