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Seaweed Piles Up On Cancun Beaches – What Visitors Need To Know

The battle with seaweed (sargassum) is on for Cancun hotels and city workers. The Cancun Sun was on the ground in the famous hotel zone of Cancun this week to observe the seaweed accumulations over the course of the day. Here is exactly what to expect as visitors to Cancun during seaweed season. Can you …

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Cancun Sets New Pandemic High Record With 1.5 Million Tourists In March

Cancun has set a new record high for number of tourist arrivals since the pandemic began. In the month of March, the Cancun International Airport recorded over 1.5 million passengers which is the highest number of arrivals in over a year. What came as an even bigger surprise was the fact that the number of …

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Punta Cana Reports Higher Hotel Occupancy Than Cancun

For the first time since the pandemic began Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is reporting a higher hotel occupancy rate than Cancun, Mexico. Over Easter, Punta Cana’s tourism sector rebounded recording a 71.3% hotel occupancy dominated by American tourists. In Cancun, hotel occupancy was recorded at 65.1% which again was mostly American tourists but a large …

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How To Pay The New Cancun Tourism Tax Required For All Visitors

All international visitors to the state of Quintana Roo which includes Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum must pay a new tourist tax effective April 1, 2021. The new fee called Visitax will cost 224 pesos (USD $11) per visitor and must be paid before boarding your departure flight. Here is all the information regarding …

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Cancun Is The Number One Destination for Americans This Spring

Cancun is the top international destination for Americans to travel this spring, with more than 600,000 visitors expected over the next two weeks. The popular spring break destination has seen a steady flow of tourists during the last year and continues to grow in popularity as it quickly adapts to changing travel requirements for Americans. …

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Cancun Records 10 Million Visitors In The Past Year Leading Global Tourism Recovery

While most of the world has kept their borders closed or imposed tight restrictions, the resort city of Cancun has chosen a different path. The tourism epi-center recorded over 10 million passengers from March 1, 2020 until February 28, 2021 arriving at the Cancun International Airport. The number of visitors is staggering considering the entire …

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Cancun Officials Tighten Restrictions After 44 Argentine Students Test Positive

Cancun officials are tightening restrictions for travelers after 44 Argentine students tested positive upon returning home from the resort city. Director of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo, Darío Flota Ocampo has said there will be an increased focus on ensuring that visitors are following all health protocols. “Stronger measures will be taken in …

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Visitors To Cancun Must Pay New Tourist Tax Starting April 1

Beginning April 1, international visitors to the state of Quintana Roo which includes Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel and Tulum will begin paying a new tourist tax. State officials have said the new fee proposed by Governor Carlos Joaquín González and approved by the state Congress last year, will generate 600 million pesos (US $29.1 …

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Cancun and Cozumel Receive 2.4 Million Tourists In First Two Months of 2021

Cancun and the state of Quintana Roo continues to defy the odds in the face of the pandemic. While most countries around the world are suffering from low international flight numbers, the resort city of Cancun and surrounding tourism hotspots including Cozumel have re-established 55 routes from different cities around the world. In the first …

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Only 12% Of Americans Are Planning To Travel For Spring Break

From Thanksgiving to Independence Day, Christmas to New Year, Americans have had to forgo traveling at some of the busiest times of the year as a result of the pandemic raging in the US and around the world. Spring break appears to be the latest casualty, with recent data suggest that only 12% of Americans …

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Cancun Tourist Arrivals Will Now Clear Immigration In Less Than 2 Minutes

Mexico’s immigration officials announced that after deploying a total of 100 immigration officers to Cancun, international travelers arriving in the resort city will clear immigration in 2 minutes or less. The National Immigration Institute (INM) said in a statement that “The INM is working to maintain and offer rapid service, with quality and warmth.” The …

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Cancun Airport Adds More Immigration Officers To Keep Up With Demand

The Commissioner of the National Institute of Migration (INM), Francisco Garduño Yáñez has promised to add more immigration officers at the Cancun International Airport after photos and videos of long line ups when viral on twitter. The INM has stated that number of immigration agents employed at the Cancun airport will be expanded to over …

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