IKEA to open stores in Mexico’s major cities

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – IKEA is scouting Mexico’s biggest cities for its first store locations in the country, the furniture retailer said, as it expands in Latin America to battle growing competition in its core U.S. and European markets. The Swedish chain known for modern and inexpensive designs is looking at sites in Mexico City, Guadalajara More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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AMLO talks US investment with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances toward an agreement that would have the U.S. government More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Popocatepetl volcano erupts, sending huge ash cloud 1 mile into sky

According to Yahoo News, Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupted late on Monday March 18, triggering warnings for ash rain and mudslides. The Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) warned an explosion More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Holiday Inn Express arrives in Playa Del Carmen

Looking for an affordable getaway to Playa del Carmen, Mexico? Look no futher, Holiday Inn Express has arrived to Playa Del Carmen! The bustling beach town on the Caribbean coast of Quintana Roo is now home to its More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Other countries will benefit from AMLO’s decision to withdraw tourism marketing funds

Mexico’s decision to disband its tourism marketing agency will benefit other holiday destinations in the region, according to industry experts. Bill Geist, CEO of Wisconsin-based tourism consultancy firm DMOproz, More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Conservative lawyer Christopher Landau designated as Mexico ambassador

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump has nominated a veteran Washington lawyer as his first ambassador to Mexico, a delicate role in representing a US leader set on building a wall between the countries. Christopher More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Mexico ships inmates out of “Las Islas Marías” last island penal colony in the Americas

Mexico’s government announced on Monday March 11th, it has transferred all the inmates from the infamous Islas Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Hotel occupation on the rise in Isla Mujeres and Chetumal

“Isla Mujeres and Chetumal were the only two destinations in Quintana Roo where hotel occupancy grew during 2018, with variations of 6.69 and 5.1 percentage points respectively, compared to 2017”, revealed More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Human Connections in Mexico

Bucerias, Nayarit – On a recent Mexican sojourn, we found inspiration and beauty by getting off the highways. Although our van bucked and bounced, tossing the six of us like salad, the people we met, their More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Puerto Morelos expects thousands of tourists during the Holy Week and Easter holidays

“The beaches of Puerto Morelos (that by the way are free of sargassum), report to be 100% ready to receive approximately 17,000 tourists each day during the Holy Week and Easter holidays”, announced More...