CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE

JANUARY 1, 2019

Just before Christmas, Destination Mexico visited children at the School of Champions together with staff of the Marriott Casamagna Resort and Spa, and other participating companies, to deliver donated backpacks and school supplies to kids in need as part of the Marriott International's Serve 360 platform, a charitable organization which seeks to do good in every direction, worldwide.

The School of Champions carries out programs focused on feeding and educating children with limited resources in the region of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.  

CANCUN'S NICHUPTE LAGOON BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN MAY 2019

JANUARY 1, 2019

Construction on the all-important Nichupte Lagoon Bridge in Cancun is scheduled to begin in May 2019, according to William Conrado, head of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Quintana Roo. Riviera Maya News reports that state officials have already obtained environmental permits and resources for the 4.5-plus-mile (7.5-kilometer) bridge that would connect the mainland with Cancun's Hotel Zone.

HILTON ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH PLAYA HOTELS & RESORTS

JANUARY 1, 2019

Announcement marks expansion in the all-inclusive space for world’s leading hospitality company.

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today is announcing its strategic alliance with Playa Hotels & Resorts “Playa” (NASDAQ: PLYA), marking a landmark expansion of the hospitality company’s all-inclusive resort portfolio. During a reception at the soon-to-be Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-inclusive Resort, Hilton will share the company’s plans to welcome two new all-inclusive resorts, to be owned and managed by Playa Hotels & Resorts, to its portfolio in the Caribbean and Latin America by the end of 2018.

AMERICAN AIRLINES TO MAKE CANCUN INTERNATIONAL ITS CARIBBEAN HUB

JANUARY 1, 2019

Cancun, Q.R. — As part of its plans for future growth in Mexico, American Airlines (AA) plans to make the Cancun International Airport its new hub for the Caribbean region.

José María Giraldo, general director of AA in Mexico, said that the destination of Quintana Roo is one of the most attractive for travelers, which is why the airline intends not only to increase the number of flights, but to also provide different connectivity options to its passengers.

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