Cancún: Mexico’s preferred destination to celebrate the New Year

Cancún: Mexico’s preferred destination to celebrate the New Year

Dec 16, 2017

The beauty and the comfort of the internationally known Cancun hotel zone is on the top of preferences of the Mexican tourism market… CANCUN – Cancun, Madrid, Paris, New York and London are the five cities that Mexicans sought to vacation at this end of the year, said the administrative director of Expedia for Latin America, Carolina Piber. In a statement, she explained that at national level, the searches included Monterrey, Mexico City, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and Villahermosa, informs the Notimex website. Photo: Cancun Beach Resort Condo “We realized a preference for destinations like Madrid, Paris, Vancouver and Toronto, traditional destinations like New York, Miami and Las Vegas are still in the ranking, but it is interesting to see that Mexicans have been looking for new cities,” she said. She also remarked that Mexicans usually leave their travel reservations for the last minute, however, according to an investigation led by Expedia.mx, the best time to buy a ticket for the end of the year trip is 14 and 20 days before the departure date. She mentioned that to save some money the loyalty programs that the majority of the airlines offer are a very good option to schedule flights; meanwhile booking a flight and hotel package at travel agencies or websites is a good option because a lot of hotels and airlines give special discounts though this platform....

World Happiness Fest transforms San Miguel de Allende into the World Happiness Capital

World Happiness Fest transforms San Miguel de Allende into the World Happiness Capital

Dec 6, 2017

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today San Miguel de Allende announced the World Happiness Fest which will be held March 16-18, 2018 in Mexico. After the success of the 2017 summit in Miami, USA, Luis Gallardo, social entrepreneur and founder of the World Happiness Festival, decided to have a positive impact on more than one billion people throughout the world, during the next ten years, with the first steps made in Mexico. “To realize a world with more happiness and less misery, we must make these scientifically proven tools and techniques available to the greatest number of people possible, throughout the world. Happiness is the first step to creating societies that live in peace, with individuals capable of being the best that they can be,” said Gallardo. World Happiness Fest, March 16-18, 2018. Festival Mundial de la Felicidad, Marzo 16-18, 2018 The program is supported by the United Nations International Happiness Day set for March 20.       Learn why traveling is good for your health!     Institutions supporting the project include the Gross National Happiness Center of Bhutan, the Instituto del Bienestar Chile (Chile Wellbeing Institute), research centers such as the University of Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, UMindfulness in the University of Miami, Action for Happiness and the Happy Startup in the U.K. and the United States Happiness Alliance, among many others. An ecosystem is created beginning with festival organizer bē, with different activities planned for coming years such as both individual and corporate training, forums and festivals like the World Happiness Fest and Happiness Fest, as well as activities for individuals and entrepreneurs with a high conscience and ideas to improve the wellbeing of individuals and societies. The Happiness Academy In addition to launching the World Happiness Fest in San Miguel de Allende, bē will also present the first academy in the world with a focus on the holistic being, incorporating science, technology, cuisine, art, movement, reflection, intention and music as fundamental elements for an integral program that turns around the individual and with learning based on experience. Joel Hernández Santiago US/Canada: +1 347 606 5317 Mexico: +52 1 55 2144 4324 lg@beit.world SOURCE bē Related Links...

Mexico participates in the International Nativity Show inaugurated in Rome, Italy

Mexico participates in the International Nativity Show inaugurated in Rome, Italy

Nov 24, 2017

On Thursday, November 23, at 11:30 am in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in Rome, the  42nd International Exhibition “100 Presepi“, that means “100 Nativities” (Christian Cribs), was inaugurated. This exhibition features more than one hundred artisan Nativities from 40 different countries and also from several regions of Italy. Mexico participates with a large-scale Nativiy made in the State of Oaxaca. And the Embassy of Guatemala before the Holy See organized and directed a theatrical group made up of Italian children who sang emotional Christmas carols and a traditional “posada” in Spanish. At the end of the musical act a delicious punch was served. This exhibition will remain open to the public until January 8, 2018. Rome is preparing to celebrate the Christmas festivities with many events in different squares, museums and churches. Also, some stores begin to show off their extraordinary storefront windows on the occasion of the holiday season. TBP Newsroom...

Expo “Mexicali” to take place in Yuma on Saturday November 25

Expo “Mexicali” to take place in Yuma on Saturday November 25

Nov 23, 2017

Due to the good relationship between residents of Mexicali, Baja California and Yuma, Arizona, an expo that seeks to promote the best of Mexicali will be held on November 25 on the American side of the border. The director of the Committee of Tourism and Conventions (Cotuco), Omar Dipp Núñez, informed that for the first time there will be an exhibition of the different attractions that Mexicali has to offer to the “Snowbirds”, visitors from Canada and other areas that seek to spend the winter in a warmer area, such as Yuma and Mexicali. He noted that Yuma has 100 thousand inhabitants, a figure that is doubled during this time of the year by these tourists, so in this event that will take place at the Casino Quechan on Saturday November 25, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, doctors, dentists and hospitals will be participating, along with local producers, and Mexican travel agencies and tour operators in order to advertise their services. At the same time, an artistic program will be held, headed by the Municipal Institute of Art and Culture, as well as presentations of charrería, folkloric dances, and regional music among other activities. Source:...

Cruisers complete 2017 Baja HaHa Rally

Cruisers complete 2017 Baja HaHa Rally

Nov 17, 2017

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — The large contingent of cruisers navigating the Baja California coast finally completed one of the most popular West Coast events of the year, with the Baja HaHa Rally officially in the books. Cruisers left San Diego in late October and made their respective ways down to Cabo San Lucas, where participants arrived, Nov. 11. The left San Diego on Oct. 29 and arrived at Turtle Bay a few days later; Bahia Santa Maria and Cabo San Lucas were also on the itinerary. This year’s Baja HaHa featured 154 entries, with a majority of cruisers from California or the West Coast. Other entries hailed from Alaska, Hawai’i, Nevada, Virginia, Arizona, Ohio, Illinois, New Mexico, South Carolina, New Jersey, Minnesota, Alabama, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany and The Philippines. One of the rally’s highlights was a “Where’s Poobah?” game, according to a report published on Latitude 38’s website; Latitude 38 is the organizing body of the annual Baja HaHa. The game was essentially a “Where’s Waldo?” contest, where cruisers had to spot “Poobah” – an individual wearing a flourescent orange t-shirt. Baja HaHa, of course, is also noted for hosting several parties at its stop locations, including the finale at Cabo San Lucas. The end of Baja HaHa, also, isn’t necessarily the end for some of the participants. Cabo San Lucas becomes a jumping off point to the Sea of Cortez or Pacific Ocean destinations. Boats participating in this year’s rally from Southern California included Jacquot Bateau, Day Dream, Matador, Madison3, Aeolos, Pure Grace, Dances With Winds, Sea Glass, Zoa, Green Flash, Alianza, Feleena, Firefly, True Love, La Cuna, Lanikai, Mai Tai, La Meriposa, Linda Marie, SweePea, Prana, Fellowship. Voyager, Angantyr, Sea Witch, Bonzer, Wilson, Sun Dance, Lahaina Roads, Hot Stuff, Silk Purse, Bellavia, Blessings, Pair A Dox, Mr. Beefy, Dolce and Big Moe. Latitude 38 founded Baja HaHa in 1994....

7 archaeological sites in Mexico that not many people know about

7 archaeological sites in Mexico that not many people know about

Nov 16, 2017

Mexico has a great archaeological tradition due to the number of cultures that inhabited this land before Mexico itself existed, which makes archaeology one of the most important topics when it comes to travel and tourism related activities. Obviously, we know about the prehispanic cultures that inhabited this land, however, there are many non-famous sites that are mostly overshadowed by traditional ones. We practically know the most famous pyramids and archaeological centers such as Teotihuacán, Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Palenque, among others, leaving aside large constructions of allegedly “minor importance”, although many times, of greater beauty than the “tradicionales“. These places, alien to the general public due to lack of publicity and dificult access, are, in fact, fantastic cities that amaze anyone who ventures to reach them. All of these places stunningly beautiful and they were built in the middle of lush jungles or mountainous scenarios. Here, 7 archaeological zones in Mexico that few people know: 1. Tamtok y Tamohi, San Luis Potosí  Located at the Huasteca Potosina, the place is also a “Magical Town” (Pueblo Mágico).   2. Teotenango, Estado de México The word means “place of the holy wall” in teotihuacano tongue. It is located at the Tetépetl hills, and it is the second biggest archaeological site in the State of Mexico 3. Cañada de la Virgen, Guanajuato. Not far from San MIguel de Allende and the city of Guanajuato, La Virgen is not as popular as these known widely known tourist destinations 4. Chacchobén, Quintana Roo. When it comes to archaeological site in Quintana Roo, people always think of Tulum or Cobá, but not many know about Chacchoben, which is a huge site that features roads, pyramids, juego de pelota, and many other buildings. 5. Bonampak, Chiapas Bonampak is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Chiapas, best known for its murals.   6. Calakmul, Campeche Calakmul is a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Campeche, deep in the jungles of the greater Petén Basin region. 7. Yaxchilán, Chiapas Yaxchilan is an ancient Maya city located on the bank of the Usumacinta River in what is now the state of Chiapas, Mexico....