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Mexico Now 8th Most Popular Tourist Destination Worldwide

New numbers from the UN World Tourism Organization that have gone out to their Barometer subscribers say it’s goodbye döner kebabs, hello tacos. Mexico just passed Turkey for tourism visits and is closing in on the United Kingdom. Turns out it wasn’t even close. Mexico received around 38 million visitors in 2016, an increase of […]

Beaches in Mexico Pass the Clean Test

In preparation for Easter weekend, the Mexican government did sweeping tests of the water quality at all the popular beaches in Mexico. Thankfully all but one came out clean enough for swimmers. The one that didn’t—Playa Hermosa in Ensenada, Baja Norte–was promptly closed. If you want to go to a Mexican beach and be 100% […]

Be a VIP in the Airport With Priority Pass

Want to get airport lounge access without having elite status on an airline? You can get in almost anywhere with a Priority Pass membership. It’s no secret that there are two clear tiers of service when it comes to flying and when you get stuck in economy, it’s seldom pleasant. This extends to the airports […]

One More Reason to Visit Argentina this Year

Good news for luxury travelers on their way to the land of beef and vino, thanks to new president Mauricio Macri, Argentina hotels just got a tiny bit cheaper. Macri signed an executive order last September 27, in honor of World Tourism Day, that called for expanded implementation of previous 2001 legislation that offered tourists […]

Airlines Ready for a Million Additional Mexico Visitors

We’ve talked on here a few times about all the new flights the airlines have opened up to Latin America. Mexico has gotten more of those than the rest of Latin America added together, however, and that’s continuing in 2017. The Mexican tourism board announced recently that one million new airline seats will be added […]

How to Stay Connected While Traveling Abroad

Ask 10 travelers about their experiences using data on their smart phones while abroad and you’ll likely get at least five horror stories. Trying to stay connected on your wireless devices can be a frustrating experience. The stories of people getting billed outrageous amounts from their cell phone carrier are so common that you probably […]

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