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In Mexico: What’s Going On, Where To Go & Updates From Journey Mexico

10 Year Anniversary Celebration in Mexico City

Journey Mexico happily celebrated their 10th anniversary this month by joining the Puerto Vallarta and Cancun staff in Mexico's capital, Mexico City. Very appropriately, the celebration fell over a holiday weekend when Mexico itself was celebrating the anniversary of their Independence- their 203rd ... Read more »

September 2013 Newsletter

This month's newsletter is packed with the latest in what’s going on in Mexico and where to go. We focus on Acapulco, in all of its struggles and strides and accompany it with an  exclusive promotion we secured from Hotel Boca Chica.  To view the September newsletter in its entirety, ... Read more »

Tropical Storms Hit Mexico Over Holiday Weekend – How You Can Help

Over the Mexican holiday weekend, Mexico found itself battered by both the Tropical Storm of Manuel and Hurricane Ingrid. The Tropical Storm of Manuel  hit first on the Pacific Coast which was almost immediately followed by Hurricane Ingrid, causing widespread devastation in the east of the count... Read more »

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International Festival of Mayan Culture 2013

México, DF, August 6, 2013- The environment and the ancient Mayan knowledge about ecosystems and their interaction with humans will be the focus of the multifaceted program at the International Cultural Festival Maya 2013 which will be held Merida, Yucatan . The program was presented at Mexico Cit... Read more »

The Story of El Grito and Mexico’s Independence Day

#MexicoToday: The time of Mexico's most energetic celebration is once again upon us as Monday, September 16th marks Mexico's 203rd Independence Day. Millions will kick off the celebration with "El Grito," the traditional cry of: "Viva México!" But how many understand the actual history of this ritu... Read more »

The Latest in Acapulco

Is Acapulco Safe? The U.S State Department's Mexico Travel Warning does not discourage against travel to Acapulco rather suggests  that you should simply exercise caution and stay within tourist areas of the Costera Miguel Aleman Boulevard, which parallels the popular beach areas. In response to... Read more »

Posted In: Destinations, News

The Hotel Esencia Experience

One of the best boutique hotels in Riviera Maya, Hotel Esencia is also one of the most luxurious and romantic. It is a favorite for brides-to-be and featured in many wedding magazines as the perfect Mexico Destination venue, but the reason we love it so much is the exclusivity.  Thirty simple and... Read more »

Puente Baluarte (Baluarte Bridge)

The drive between Durango to the Pacific coast resort of Mazatlán in Sinaloa currently takes about 6 hours but the time will be cut in half when the new 4-lane Puente Baluarte (Baluarte Bridge) is finished later this year.  Inaugurated by President Calderon in January 2012, the 1.2 billion ... Read more »

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August 2013 Newsletter

Hitting inboxes around the world is our August newsletter  packed with the latest in what’s going on in Mexico and where to go. This month we focus in on Mexico's upcoming plans and strategies to strengthen the tourism sector and put the spotlight on some of the UNESCO World Heritage Cities.  ... Read more »

Travel + Leisure The 2013 A-List: Journey Mexico’s Zachary Rabinor

“In the hands of an expert, a simple vacation can become a life-changing journey: an breathtaking adventure, an education unmatched in any classroom, a soul-restoring retreat. Wherever your travels take you—from cruising in Antarctica to a walking safari in Zambia—we have the agent for you.”... Read more »

The Future Plans and Strategies for Mexico’s Tourism

In a recent article for Travel Weekly, Editor in Chief Arnie Wiesemann had the opportunity to sit down with Mexico's new Secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, to discuss  how she intends to grow Mexico's tourism to become  the third-largest contributor to the country's economy (which is cu... Read more »

Posted In: News, Safety of Mexico

Day 3: Traveling the Yucatan

Journey Mexico's CEO and Groups Director recently accompanied Trafalgar and 30 travel partners on a journey through the Yucatan Peninsula. The three day journey started off in Cancun and led them through Merida, Izamal, and Celestun; it was a FAM trip to experience Trafalgar's unique Treasures of... Read more »

Posted In: On the Road, Yucatan

Day 2: Traveling the Yucatan

Journey Mexico's CEO and Groups Director recently accompanied Trafalgar and 30 travel partners on a journey through the Yucatan Peninsula. The three day journey started off in Cancun and led them through Merida, Izamal, and Celestun; it was a FAM trip to experience Trafalgar's unique Treasures of... Read more »

Posted In: On the Road, Yucatan

Day 1: Traveling the Yucatan

Journey Mexico's CEO and Groups Director recently accompanied Trafalgar and 30 travel partners on a journey through the Yucatan Peninsula. The three day journey started off in Cancun and led them through Merida, Izamal, and Celestun; it was a FAM trip to experience Trafalgar's unique Treasures of t... Read more »

Posted In: On the Road, Yucatan

July 2013 Newsletter

We're more than halfway through the year and we know there are many people out there that need to book their 2013 holiday travel; and that's where we step in! After last month's spotlight on wildlife adventures in Mexico, this month takes a rest and relax approach. We highlight Merida, a tranqui... Read more »

Authentic Travel Is Journey Mexico’s Aim – Travel Weekly

Journey Mexico recently chatted with Travel Weekly about our aim to provide authentic travel in Mexico. Below are excerpts from the article "Authenticity is tour op's aim" written by Gay Nagle Myers and featured on Travel Weekly's website: Agents seeking answers to questions on travel to Mexi... Read more »

Conde Nast 2013 Travel Specialist – Annual List of the Pros to Turn to When a Trip Has to Be Perfect

  For the fourth year in a row, Journey Mexico’s President and Founder, Zachary Rabinor, has been named Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist for Mexico! Top Travel Specialists in Condé Nast Traveler is a  distinction that only a handful of travel professionals from aro... Read more »

Posted In: Condé Nast

Updated Mexico Travel Warning from U.S Department of State – Most Tourist Cities Safe

In an effort to make sure U.S. citizens are aware of any international security concerns in Mexico, the U.S. Department of State has been updating their travel warning about every eight months or so. The report was edited last week, with little changes from its prior on November 20, 2012. General C... Read more »

Posted In: Safety of Mexico

La Guelaguetza – Unique Vacation Experiences in Oaxaca, Mexico

La Guelaguetza: A Unique Vacation Experience in Oaxaca, Mexico Visitors to Oaxaca, Mexico, can enjoy a wide variety of cultural events in this beautiful state located on Mexico's southwestern coast. Oaxaca's population remains nearly 50 percent indigenous. This is a strong contrast to the re... Read more »

Condé Nast Traveler Gets Hungry For Tamales

Condé Nast Traveler magazine's contributing editor, Mark Schatzker was recently reporting from Mexico City when he found himself hungry for some traditional Mexican food.  In his article, ""An Envelope of Joy" featured in the July 3012 issue of Condé Nast Traveler,  Mark tantalizingly describes ... Read more »