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One Billion International Tourists Expected to Travel in 2012

Agence France-Presse

More than one billion tourists will take a trip this year crossing an international boundary, a threshold never before reached, UN officials told a meeting tourism ministers gathering in Mexico this week.

World Monuments Fund Selects Mexico's La Ruta de la Amistad

The first of five $1m grants as part of a partnership between American Express and the World Monuments Fund has been given to six sites across the world in desperate need of restoration and protection.

Litibu Takes Off on Mexico's Riviera Nayarit

Named after a tropical bird, western Mexico's new Litibu resort area is slowly spreading its wings over the powdery sands of the Riviera Nayarit north of Puerto Vallarta.

Summits to Boost the Mexico Tourism Sector

The News

Tourism Secretary Gloria Guevara Manzo said that Mexico will increase tourism promotion abroad through the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur in June, and in two international conferences in Yucatan and the Mayan Riviera.

Robert Redford to Speak at Travel & Tourism Summit


From the May 16-18, 2012, key industry figures from the public and private sectors, NGOs, and the media will convene for a unique networking forum at the inaugural WTTC Americas Summit in the Riviera Maya.

Hotel Occupancy Sets Record in Mexico


Mexico registered record hotel occupancy of 185,550 reserved rooms during the January-April period, up 7.6 percent compared to the same period in 2011, the Tourism Secretariat said.

Mexico's Stirring Volcano Temporarily Shuts Down International Airport

International Business Times

Ash from Mexico's towering volcano reached Puebla's international airport on Tuesday temporarily shutting down operations and cancelling flights.

Hikers Begin Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail

San Diego Union-Tribune

Hundreds of hikers from across the globe set out this spring to walk from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail, taking their first stride in San Diego County, near the border burg of Campo.

X Rally Challenge Puerto Vallarta 2012


The X Rally will take place on May 19 and May 20 at the Municipal Stadium and the Vista Vallarta Golf Club. This event has become a tradition for offroad lovers as one of the ways to promote the scenery and beauty of Puerto Vallarta and throughout the region.

Mario Gutierrez: From Poverty to Kentucky Derby Win

Vancouver Sun

The horseracing world is talking about Mexico's Mario Gutierrez, who rode I'll Have Another to victory at the 2012 Kentucky Derby. Here is his story.

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