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Turtle reproduction cycle is affected by the arrival of sargassum: Expert

Turtle reproduction cycle is affected by the arrival of sargassum: Expert

The specialist warned that regardless of the effects on the tourism sector, the arrival of sargassum to the coasts of the peninsula would affect the reproduction of sea turtles that migrate to these Mexican beaches to nest, because they cannot cross the sargasso barrier to spawn in the sand. “And ...

Mexico’s top Caribbean beaches hit by seaweed infestation

Mexico's top Caribbean beaches hit by seaweed infestation

An infestation of a seaweed-like algae along some of Mexico’s most visited Caribbean beaches has pitted the local community against the president, who has described the problem as a “minor issue”. In a long-running issue attributed by many researchers to climate change, sargassum has covered the popular white sandbanks, turning ...

It’s official: Royal Caribbean to add ports ‘all over the world’

It's official: Royal Caribbean to add ports ‘all over the world’

Royal Caribbean is raising its stakes in port development, aiming to create a lighter footprint on the communities it visits. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Mexico’s ITM Group announced that they’ll be teaming up as 50-50 owners on a new destination company, Holistica. Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal ...

TTC Special: Sargassum is another red light that warns against climate change

TTC Special: Sargassum is another red light that warns against climate change

By Frank Martin TTC Service.- The sargassum has lit the red alert light in the Mexican tourism industry, in the Caribbean islands and also in scientific groups that are concerned with the expansion of the aftermath of climate change. Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been ...

It’s official: In Mexico hotels have been reducing prices to stimulate demand

It's official: In Mexico hotels have been reducing prices to stimulate demand

Hotels in Mexico have been reducing prices to stimulate demand, and that idea has seemed to work. During an Apple Leisure Group event Funjet Vacations president Ron Jacobs and Apple Vacations president John Tarkowski noted that resorts have been aggressively discounting. Hotel occupancy in Mexico is down 3% to 4%, ...

Congressman seeks to reinvigorate Mexico-U.S. tourism

Congressman seeks to reinvigorate Mexico-U.S. tourism

A new bill introduced by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) seeks to promote tourism between the United States and Mexico. The United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act of 2019 says a decline in Mexican visitors to the United States is “a critical economic trend given that Mexico is the biggest source if international ...