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Cancun Hotels Want Airbnbs To Pay The Same Tax Rate Which Will Drive Up Short Term Rental Costs

The Cancun Hotels’ Association along with the Center for Investigation in Tourism Competition (Cicotur) agree that vacation rentals have an unfair advantage over hotels. This, due to the fact that these homes that advertise their unfilled rooms or entire facilities through platforms like Airbnb, don’t pay the right taxes in accordance with the commercial activities …

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American Tourist Reported As Kidnapped Shows Up After Spending The Night With A Woman

Like a scene out of a movie, the friends of an American tourist had a miserable night out in the Cancun area. They lost their friend while partying late at night and the next morning the group still had not had any contact with him. This prompted them to go ahead and contact local authorities. …

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Mexico’s Largest Hotel Company will Open Two New Hotels in the Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya will have a new Mega Hotel consisting of two luxury properties from the largest Mexican Hotel Company: Grupo Posadas. They signed two contracts with Fibra Hotel to operate a new Live Aqua Resort and a Fiesta Americana Grand, with a total of 700 rooms. With this transaction, Posadas will recover its presence …

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Maya Train Set To Open In December 2023 Despite Delays

The 950-mile Maya Train mega-project will be inaugurated in December 2023 as planned, despite ongoing problems and delays, promised Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The Maya Train was first announced back in 2018 when it was touted as a way of increasing tourism and boosting job prospects in southeastern Mexico. There have been many …

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Cancun Begins Preparations To Fight Seaweed Sargassum On Beaches

Potentially High Levels Of Sargassum Prompts Early Action Cancun and Quintana Roo as a whole have begun preparations for dealing with the arrival of seaweed (sargassum) in the region. The decision to start earlier than usual is predicated by potentially high amounts of the vacation-ruining seaweed. According to the Quintana Roo government website, prevention methods …

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Cancun Named Best Beach Destination In The World For Brits

TripAdvisor UK Places Cancun At Top Of The List Cancun is wriggling its way into the interests of British sun-seekers according to TripAdvisor UK’s top beach destinations in the world. The suggestion of its growing popularity marks a huge shift from the UK’s typical holiday spots. The UK as a whole has favored the beaches …

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Cancun Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Tourist Numbers As One Of The Most Popular Destinations In The World

January Numbers Edge Out 2019 Figures From The Same Month Cancun International Airport exceeded pre-pandemic numbers for yet another month in the recovery period since COVID hammered the global tourism industry. The city’s January numbers were higher than January 2019, and only slightly less than 2020.  The figures come from Aeropuertos del Sureste (Asur), the …

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Cancun Hotels See Drop In Occupancy But City Still Leads As Busiest Destination In Mexico

Occupancy Below 70% But Outlook Is Still Good Cancun Hotels registered a relatively significant drop in occupancy over the past week. For the first time in months, accommodations found themselves under 70% full. Several factors have been attributed to the drop, but the outlook remains positive despite this. In fact, it still remains the highest …

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