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Yucatan surpasses Vallarta and Los Cabos as a favorite summer vacation...

Merida is a natural base for exploring places like Uxmal. Above, the Nunnery Quadrangle has a ball court in the foreground....

Fewer visitors from Mexico are coming to Houston

Houston is losing tourism dollars from Mexico, despite being linked to several cities with direct flights. Photo: Chron.com

Spilled drink delays vacationers’ trip to Cancun

A Condor airlines flight to Cancun is grounded over a spilled drink in the cockpit. Photo: Irish Mirror

Miami airport has double ‘blue flu’ trouble

Miami International Airport will close a terminal early for three days because of a shortage of screeners.

Good luck with that connecting flight in Mexico City

Mexico City's current airport. Photo: Getty Catching a connecting flight in Mexico City, already a challenging task, will...

Marina Aguirre connects travelers with Mexico’s authentic culture

When we met with Marina Aguirre at a Centro cafe, her enthusiasm came through immediately. We understood right away why she switched careers, from corporate banking to hosting small tour groups throughout Mexico.

For U.S. travelers on Thanksgiving, Mexico dominates international bookings

More U.S. travelers are headed to Mexico for Thanksgiving than ever before, according to Allianz Global Assistance’s Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Index.

Update: Volcanic ash heads to Pacific, spares Yucatán airports

Officials have called off warnings about the potential of Guatemala's deadly volcano to disrupt air travel in Yucatán. 

Website targets clothing-optional destinations along Riviera Maya and beyond

There's Airbnb for conventional travelers. And now there's Naturist BnB for those who enjoy their vacations au naturel.

Mérida airport poised for direct flights to Las Vegas, says official

A Mexican airline has laid the foundation to begin direct flights to Las Vegas, announced the state tourism secretariat.

Power restored at Atlanta; Mérida flights still on the board

Flights to and from Atlanta remain on Aeroméxico's boards this morning as the world's busiest airport recovers from an 11-hour power outage.

Global Entry interviews held at Canaco offices

Interviews are being scheduled for travelers wishing to qualify for the U.S. Global Entry program.

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.

Travel agency continues despite mounting complaints

A travel company continues to do business despite a growing number of complaints filed with the consumer protection agency.

16.3% more travelers at Mérida airport so far this year

The international airport in Mérida is absorbing more foot traffic, at a rate well above the average of other airports ASUR manages. 

Defiant Volaris still charging luggage fees, to appeal fine

Volaris said it will keep charging for the first checked suitcase on its flights from Mexico to the United States and Canada, despite the fine imposed on Tuesday by Profeco for doing just that.

Mérida leads in summer tour-package sales growth

A few days after the arrival of the summer holidays, the city has emerged as the fastest growing tour-package destination.

Luggage fees get airlines in hot water with Mexican authorities

Five airlines are being punished for violating consumer rights, said Mexico’s consumer-protection agency.

No more cash payments to border customs agents

As of today, travelers arriving in Mexico will no longer be able to use cash at the customs desk.

Mexico sues 3 airlines for luggage fees; Volaris fights back

Profeco, Mexico's Federal Consumer Attorney's Office, is suing Aeroméxico, Volaris and Interjet for charging passengers for their first checked suitcase on fights to the U.S. and Canada.

Red tape grounds U.S. flights to Mérida, Cancun

Newly initiated flights from Los Angeles and Miami have been canceled, disrupting travel plans for thousands of travelers, while airlines await approval from Mexican authorities.

Southwest links LA to Cancun with direct flights

Already making huge strides in Mexico market over the past two years, Southwest Airlines now has direct flights from Los Angeles to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.

9 out of 10 tourists in survey happy with Mérida

A study by the University of Yucatán reported that nine of every 10 tourists who visit Merida are satisfied with the destination. Nearly all would come back.

Weekend Mexico City-Mérida flights sold out

This weekend's Hanal Pixán activities have stimulated air travel from the nation's capital. So much so that flights to Mérida from Mexico City have sold out through Sunday.