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Cancun flight news

In preparation for the winter season many airlines are expanding their Cancun flight networks, adding routes or extra departures. Frontier has new routes from Raleigh-Durham and Las Vegas, and Southwest Airlines from Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham and San Antonio.

Canadian visitors can take advantage of WestJet’s new flights from Calgary, Saskatoon and Vancouver. Low cost carrier Swoop also recently announced new three flights a week from Calgary to Cancun, starting on January 14, 2019.

In Latin America, Aeromexico has a new service from Medellin, Colombia, GOL Airlines is flying from Brasilia and Copa Airlines is upgrading to 737 aircraft on its Panama City – Cancun route due to growing demand.

Air France also has plans for expansion in the years to come.

In more flight news, Cancun Airport expects to receive 25 million passengers by year-end, a new record. The number of passengers for 2018 is six percent up on 2017.

(Sources: Travel Pulse, Carib Journal)

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Xcaret’s macaw success story

Over the past few years we have reported on Xcaret’s remarkable mission to bring the scarlet macaw back from the brink of extinction in Mexico. To date, 242 macaws raised in the Riviera Maya park have been transported to jungle reserves in the Palenque region of Chiapas and Los Tuxtlas in southern Veracruz, where they have been released into the wild after a period of adaptation. Thanks to this project, the wild macaw population in Mexico is now almost double what it was in 2013 and in Los Tuxtlas flocks of these beautiful birds are now seen where they had been extinct for 50 years.

There’s more good news. The released macaws are beginning to form breeding couples and the first chick was born in Nanciyaga Reserve in Veracruz during the summer and is doing well. Hopefully it will be the first of many.

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Xcaret named World’s Best Park 2018

At IAAPA Expo Attractions, the entertainment industry’s largest trade fair held in November in Orlando, Xcaret Park received the Liseberg Applause Award as the Best Park in the World 2018. It beat other finalists such as PortAventura World in Spain and Universal Studios in Japan.

Presented every two years, the Liseberg Applause Award is considered the Oscar of theme parks and it is given to parks that excel for creativity, originality and commercial success. Xcaret was honored for the experiences that it offers visitors, based on a celebration of Mexico’s natural and cultural heritage, its sustainability projects and its commitment to the local community.

 

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Holbox bans single-use plastics

The island of Holbox has taken the lead in banning single-use plastics from its shores. The new management plan for the Yum Balam reserve, which includes Holbox, prohibits the entry of plastic bottles and containers, PET, polystyrene and plastic bags.

Holbox is the first island in Mexico to implement this important environmental legislation.

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Seaweed update

For those of you wondering about the seaweed that has been washing ashore from time to time along parts of the Quintana Roo coast during the summer, we are happy to report that it has disappeared and our turquoise waters have returned.

The decline in the amount of sargassum is due to cooling sea temperatures that come as the first cold fronts begin to affect the Yucatan. Floating patches of seaweed may also be blown off course and prevented from making landfall by northerly winds.

The authorities and a committee of marine scientists continue to study the sargassum, monitor its movements through the Caribbean and look for better ways of disposing of it should it return in the future.

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New security initiatives in Quintana Roo

Millions of tourists visit the Mexican Caribbean each year and the authorities work closely to ensure the safety of visitors and residents. Security is being boosted further in the state of Quintana Roo with the implementation of additional monitoring measures, extra police for the cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen and increased coordination between municipal, state, federal police and military police.

In October, 3,200 military police arrived at a new base located to the north of Cancun in the Isla Mujeres municipal district. They will be working with the different police forces in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and other parts of the state and will carry out surveillance and intelligence gathering.

An additional 2,400 security cameras will be installed in the state’s cities to improve existing monitoring systems.

The Cancun city police force will soon have 50 additional patrol cars and more police on patrol, including extra English speaking Tourist Police in the Hotel Zone to assist visitors.

   Mexico welcomed more than 39.3 million international visitors in 2017 and climbed to position No. 6 in the World’s Top Tourism Destinations.

The current US State Department travel advisory for Mexico places no restrictions on visiting Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta or Los Cabos, some of the world’s most popular vacation spots.

The US travel advisory system classifies threat levels in countries around the world from 1 to 4, with 1 being the lowest threat level and 4 the highest. Mexico is in the Level 2 category, which is the same as many European countries such as Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.

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Coming soon: Xavage, a new adventure park for Cancun

A new attraction is coming to Cancun in December 2018. The latest adventure park from the Experiencias Xcaret Group, Xavage will offer visitors a day of thrills on land, water and in the air.

Built with an investment of more than 50 million dollars, the new Xavage Park is located to the south of Cancun Airport in an area of old limestone quarries near Xoximilco Park. There are six different activities for park-goers to try, all named after different wild creatures, and with varying degrees of difficulty. They range from soft to extreme adventures.

Xavage Park Adventures

Barracuda – White water Rafting

Board a raft for a white water raft descent against a strong current that will test your resistance and teamwork.

Puma – Rock Crawler

Drive a rock crawler vehicle across rugged terrain and a thrilling obstacle course to test your driving skills

Dragonfly – Fierce Jet Boat

Board a fast jet boat for a top-speed ride full of twists and turns

Hawk – Flight

Spread your wings and take flight on a horizontal zip line ride

Howler Monkey – Intense Rope Course

Climb into the treetops and swing from branch to branch through the canopy like the Yucatan’s howler and spider monkeys as you negotiate a hanging rope course that will test your strength, agility, balance and coordination

Crocodile – Ultimate Kayaking

Hop into a kayak and paddle your way to adventure through lagoons and canals

Serpent: Tough Cubs

An adventure playground for children aged between five and 12. As they go round the course they’ll face challenges such as slides, rope bridges, water jets and a wading pool

Xavage is the seventh park by Experiencias Xcaret and will complement the activities already offered in Xplor Park and the Xplor Fuego evening adventure in the Riviera Maya. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, Xavage Park will also have shaded rest areas with hammocks, lockers and rest rooms, a restaurant and store.

 

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Cancun flight news

Mexican budget airline Viva Aerobus has announced three new weekly flights to Cancun from cities in the United States. On December 1 it will start flying the Cincinnati-Cancun route and will inaugurate two new routes: Cancun –Charlotte and Cancun-Nashville on February 16, 2019.

[Source: Sipse]

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Planned new Metro bus project linking Cancun and Tulum

To meet growing passenger demand, four local bus companies have joined forces with plans to offer a new Metro bus service linking Cancun and Tulum. They will operate a new fleet of larger buses that are 16 to 18 meters long. The vehicles are articulated and have two compartments with a capacity of up to 160 passengers, Wi-Fi and comfortable seating.

The metro buses will cover the Cancun-Tulum route and some will go through the Hotel Zone before continuing to the Airport junction and south along Highway 307. There will be designated stops in major Riviera Maya towns. They will be a convenient transportation option for visitors and people who work in the Riviera Maya and may help reduce the number of cars on the road.

The buses run on natural gas and meet environmental standards on vehicle emissions. The initial investment is $250 million pesos for a fleet of 100 buses based in Cancun and 40 in Tulum.

The service is set to begin later this year although no date has been given.

[Source: Sipse]

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Cancun Airport news

Cancun Airport continues to grow with the planned construction of a fifth terminal as part of its development project for the next six years. Building is slated to begin in 2019. The new facility will enable the airport to handle an additional nine million passengers each year.

In more Cancun airport news, Frontier Airlines has announced a new flight to Cancun from Raleigh, North Carolina, starting mid-November and operating on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Om December 21, it will also begin twice-weekly (Monday and Friday) flights from Las Vegas to Cancun.

Southwest Airlines will also be offering winter season Saturday flights from Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham and San Antonio.

Source: Travel Pulse, Caribbean Journal

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