March 10th, 2017 - New York --Travel + Leisure magazine announced that San Miguel de Allende has placed number 4 in its World's Best Awards 2016 "Friendliest Cities in the World" category. The colonial city has already been named "No. 1 City in Mexico and Central and South America" and No. 3 in the overall category of "World's Best City" and it was also included in the 10 Best International Cities for Food. The awards were determined by readers of the publication, who were surveyed from Nov. 2, 2015 to Feb. 29, 2016.
"It is an honor for San Miguel de Allende to be recognized in this category as it is a recognition of all our inhabitants who work to be an example of tourism at the highest level," said Ricardo Villarreal, Mayor of San Miguel de Allende. "Seven out of 10 jobs in our city are directly related to tourism and services around it and the inclusion of our city in this list shows that we are doing things right."
"San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful city, where tourist and [local] alike greet one another daily with a smile," observed an impressed T+L reader in the magazine's brief on the city. "This UNESCO World Heritage site in Mexico, beloved for its rich arts scene and colonial architecture, also makes guests feel right at home."
"This is an exceptional accolade for us to receive because we see San Miguel Allende as a welcoming destination where everyone is welcomed to experience a little part of Mexico" said Guillermo Gonz√°lez, Director of the San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board. "It is also a great gift as we prepare to celebrate the city's 475th anniversary."
San Miguel de Allende is named after General Ignacio Allende, one of the fathers of Mexico's independence. The city dates back to 1542 when it played an important role in the country's silver trade. San Miguel de Allende's historic center encompasses 24 blocks of walkable and welcoming streets, alleys, and paths without any traffic lights.
Located in the Bajio region of Mexico, in the state of Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende has enjoyed a favorable reputation because of its colonial architecture, year-round spring-like climate, colorful cultural celebrations, gastronomy and romantic setting. In recent years, it has become an important tourist center for Mexico and the world.
The town has a mystical quality. Its picturesque cobblestone streets and colonial architecture -- combined with colonial-era traditions both religious and secular, a spectacular natural setting and the vibrant Mexican culture -- are only enhanced by the embrace of all its many facets by both the friendly locals and the diverse, melting-pot population comprised of hundreds of expats, representing 63 nationalities, who have made San Miguel de Allende their home.
Los Cabos, Mexico (July 2, 2014) - The Los Cabos Tourism Board is pleased to announce two new flights via Delta Airlines beginning in December from the West Coast - San Diego and Seattle - and a new non-stop flight from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Cabos, beginning on December 20. These three new flights, adding to the destination's already abundant airlift, will be accompanied by increased frequencies from other US cities.
Beginning December 20, travelers from San Diego will be able to take a non-stop flight to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) via Delta Airlines seven days a week and four times per week from Seattle. The Seattle - Los Cabos flight will be available through January 10; following that date, the flight will operate on Saturdays only.
The JFK - SJD non-stop flight will operate on Saturdays only from December 20 through June 27, 2015.
Additionally, Delta will be increasing service from Detroit, which currently offers one flight per week to Los Cabos, to daily non-stop service. As of December 20, the airline will also increase flights to the destination departing from Salt Lake City from four to seven flights per week and from Minneapolis, eight flights per week will be available for travelers en route to Cabo (one flight daily and two on Saturdays.)
"We are pleased to announce the launch of the new flights from New York, San Diego and Seattle via Delta Airlines as these are three very important markets for us," said Eduardo Segura, Managing Director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board. "We are equally excited about the increased frequencies from other important markets as this will help meet the demand in travel to the destination and provide travelers with more flexible options when making travel plans."
In total, there will be 34 additional operations a week to the destination via Delta Airlines which represents between 25,000 to 30,000 additional seats per year.
For more information on Los Cabos, please visit: http://visitloscabos.travel.
Los Cabos, located at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, is home to award-winning hotels, resorts, championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, world-class sport fishing, and was the host city for the G20 Summit of global leaders in 2012. With a unique landscape of dramatic desert and white sand beaches, Los Cabos is an exotic escape within easy reach of most U.S. and Canadian cities. For more information, images and videos from Los Cabos, please visit www.visitloscabos.travel, follow us on Twitter @LOSCABOSTOURISM and visit us on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
Restaurants Serve-up Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Dishes the Vallarta Way
New York February 27, 2014- Celebrating one of the longest runs in contemporary Mexican culinary events, the Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week will turn 10-years-old in 2014 and participating establishments are ready with special menus to satisfy all tastes.
Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexicos leading culinary destinations, offerings hundreds of opportunities for foodies to enjoy different types of gastronomy, including typical street food from families who have sold tacos and ceviches for generations to Five Star Diamond Award restaurants that offer the latest in international dishes. Foodies with special dietary needs will find that Puerto Vallartas chefs are more than willing to include dishes that are gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and organic dishes.
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico (October 16, 2013) - Cabo's newest property, Hotel El Ganzo Design Boutique, Arts, Live Music, Marina and SPA, is not yet open a year, and the amenities and experiences offered on-site just keep growing. New developments, which range from enhanced culinary offerings and a brand-new, acclaimed chef; wellness programs and an exciting Artist in Residence line-up leading into 2014, are quickly making Hotel El Ganzo a "must-visit" spot for travelers.
While most hotels boast beautiful views, pools, and restaurants - and El Ganzo is no exception - one of its most unique attributes is the El Ganzo Sessions program, which showcases internationally renowned musicians on-site for intimate, Saturday evening performances. The roster of musicians that have played so far includes Slash, Sara Bareilles, Damien Rice, Joshua Radin, Rachel Yamagata, and Meiko. In the coming months, pop duo The Honey Trees (October 12), rock-and-roll folk singer Alex Dezen (November 30), electro-pop singer Madi Diaz (December 21), a special New Year's performance by folk-pop singer Brett Dennen (December 31st) and Mexican Indie Pop singer Natalia Lafourcade (January 18, 2014) will perform.
Mexico's Top All-Inclusive Resort Partners With Runtriz for Their Industry-Leading Technology Platform
Los Angeles, CA. - The AAA Five Diamond adults-only Le Blanc Spa Resort, consistently recognized as one of the world's top all-inclusive resorts, has partnered with Runtriz, the pioneer and leader in hospitality industry apps, to offer guests the latest technology in mobile phone applications.
The new mobile app is now available as a free download from iTunes App Store for iPhones and iPads, and Android Play Store for Android devices. The app can also easily be accessed via the Le Blanc Spa Resort website (http://www.leblancsparesort.com)
"We're proud to have partnered with Runtriz, the leader in the hospitality app industry, to bring our guests the latest and most innovative services available," said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts. "Le Blanc Spa Resort is committed to offering our current and future guests the best and most convenient ways to connect with our brand, and by putting the resort's services and amenities at their fingertips, they are able to easily customize their vacation experience any way they want to before even arriving on property."
Located in a secluded enclave between the Nichupte Lagoon and the glistening Caribbean Sea in Cancun, Mexico, Le Blanc has worked determinedly to provide their guests with every service imaginable, and that now includes offering the resort's abundant amenities at their fingertips.
Cancun, Mexico (August 16, 2012) - The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to announce that Cancun had one of the best summer seasons in recent years with an approximate 88% hotel occupancy rate. Cancun International Airport received more than 7.4 million tourists, compared to 6.8 million who visited during the same time last year.
Cancun saw a large influx of tourists from England, Russia, France and South America with more than 40 flights a week arriving from these countries to Cancun's airport. There was also a significant growth in domestic tourism, with over 22 Aeromexico flights arriving from Mexico City.
Whale sharks were one of Cancun's most distinguished attractions this summer. These gentle creatures gather off the coast of Isla Mujeres more than any other place in the world and give visitors a chance to catch a glimpse and swim in open water with them. The Cancun Underwater Museum, the world's largest underwater museum, also attracted tourists this summer as approximately 60 new sculptures were added this year by internationally acclaimed eco-sculptor, Jason de Caires Taylor.
Cancun also welcomed several new hotels this summer including the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, with its signature Rock Star suites and its extensive collection of authentic memorabilia from international and local music artists. Secrets The Vine, which offers an adults-only luxury experience with gourmet dining options and top-shelf spirits, 24 hour room service, daily activities, nightly performances, elite services and superior amenities, also opened this summer. Riu Palace Peninsula, characterized by its architecture, palace-style decoration, high-quality cuisine and renowned 24 hour all inclusive program, debuted this season as well.
Cancun showcased top entertainment this summer with the Coyote Country Music Festival at the Oasis Resort and Hotel and the Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort.
Closing out the summer, the small island of Holbox, one of Cancun's best kept secrets, will launch the First Gastronomic Festival from August 30 to September 3, celebrating the region's top-notch chefs and fine dining options. The Day of the Dead, also known as "El Dia de los Muertos" will be celebrated on November 1 and 2 to honor the souls of the departed who continue to roam the earth. However, the most exciting event taking place in 2012 is the infamous end of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, where Cancun will celebrate the beginning of a new era and the endurance of the Mayan spirit.