The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to inform that Tropical Storm “Rina” has moved away from the Cancun coast line.There are currently no reports of damage due to the storm and the destination is officially fully-operational.
Due to a local culture that is focused on prevention and preparedness in times like these, Cancun has protection agencies, counseling, and outreach programs to provide support at local, state and federal levels; working together with hotels and tourist services of the private sector to safeguard and inform the locals and visitors on the development of such storms.
Currently, the Cancun International Airport is open and functioning normally; it is important to note that at no time was it deemed necessary to close the airport due to the storm. The airports operations have not been stalled by any weather complications, with 37 flights reported yesterday and 187 programed for today.
via Cancun Completely Back to Normal After “Rina”.
Cancun, Mexico (CNN) — A hurricane hunter aircraft found Wednesday that Hurricane Rina had “significantly weakened,” and had become a Category 1 storm, the National Hurricane Center said.
However, the storm is still expected to be a hurricane when it makes landfall Thursday near the resort town of Cancun, Mexico. Additional weakening is forecast over the next 48 hours, the Hurricane Center said.
Earlier Wednesday, the storm was hovering near major Category 3 hurricane status and was considered a strong Category 2 storm. Forecasters had warned it might reach Category 3 status before making landfall.
via Weakening Rina to hit Mexico as Category 1 storm – CNN.com.
Major reinforcements have been added to the usual tight security that prevails in the Cancun Hotel Zone this weekend in anticipation of the 38th International Drug Control Conference.
Elements of the Presidential, Federal Preventive Police, and State and municipal police forces have taken up positions on Paseo Kukulcan, the palm-lined boulevard that stretches all along the narrow island. Mobile towers with cameras have been placed at strategic locations in addition to roadblocks and stepped up patrols.
The 120-nation conference will be held Feb. 5-7 at the JW Marriot Casa Magna.
Mexico’s Tourism Sector Sees Tremendous Growth Despite a Lagging World Economy
MEXICO CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The number of international tourists reaching Mexico by air experienced a 35.2 percent increase in June 2010 compared with the same month last year marking an impressive first half of the year for the Mexico tourism industry.
During the same period, 818,278 tourists from different nationalities visited Mexico, versus 605,435 who visited in June 2009. Of those, some 573,016 travelers arrived by air from the United States, representing a 23.7 percent growth over June 2009. Even more impressive are the 41,184 tourists that arrived from Canada; 21,322 more than in June 2009 – a whopping increase of 107.4 percent.
“We feel these numbers are evidence of the strength and quality of Mexico’s destinations,” said Mexico Secretary of Tourism Gloria Guevara. “Despite all that’s going on in the world today, the traveler knows he or she can come to Mexico and find unique vacation experiences offering not only our famous sun and beach destinations, but the chance for archeological, culinary and artistic experiences as well. Mexico is the only place on the earth where you can experience all that in a single trip.”
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