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Oct 26 2011

Frontier Airlines waives many fees for travelers affected by Hurricane Rina

(Business Wire) Frontier Airlines said today that it has enacted guidelines to provide travelers flexibility ahead of the expected impact of Hurricane Rina on Cancun, Mexico. The policies apply to customers who purchased tickets on or before October 25, 2011.

Cancun Hurricane Rina Advisory

For guests scheduled to travel to, from and through Cancun Oct. 26-29, 2011:

  • Those whose travel has already begun may make one itinerary change. Rules and restrictions regarding standard change fees, advance purchase, day or time applications, blackouts, and minimum or maximum stay requirements have been waived. Origin and destination cities must remain the same. Changes must be made by midnight, Oct. 29, 2011, and travel completed by Nov. 12, 2011.
  • Those who have not begun travel may make one change to their travel plans without a change fee or difference in fare if changed by Oct. 29, 2011 and travel occurs by Nov. 12, 2011. All travel rescheduled after Nov. 12, 2011 may be subject to higher fares if it does not meet original rule or booking class.

For more information regarding Frontier’s weather policy or to check the status of a flight, visit the travel advisory page on FrontierAirlines.com.

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Apr 01 2011

An offer so great, you’ll think she’s April Foolin’

An aerial view of La Vía Laktea, Luxury Beach Cabañas, Tulum, Riviera Maya

An aerial view of La Vía Laktea, Luxury Beach Cabañas, Tulum, Riviera Maya. Click for full-size image.

Bambú Kessler reports from Tulum: “Here’s an offer so great, you’ll think we’re April Foolin’. We have a few nights open during Easter Week at La Vía Laktea Luxury Beach Cabañas in Tulum on the Riviera Maya, so we are starting our low season discount a little early this year. Effective immediately, all reservations — including Easter  — are being taken at the SPECIAL low season rate until July 15. Ocean-front upper $153. Ocean-front lower $135. Jungle-view $85.

 

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Mar 22 2011

New research shows extent of Native American land management long before Columbus

(Waco, Texas) A new study by Baylor University geology researchers published in Geology shows that Native Americans’ land use nearly a century ago produced a widespread impact on the eastern North American landscape and floodplain development several hundred years prior to the arrival of major European settlements.

Researchers attribute early colonial land-use practices, such as deforestation, plowing and damming with influencing present-day hydrological systems across eastern North America. Previous studies suggest that Native Americans’ land use in eastern North America initially caused the change in hydrological systems, however, little direct evidence has been provided until now.

The Baylor study found that pre-European so-called “natural” floodplains have a history of prehistoric indigenous land use, and thus colonial-era Europeans were not the first people to have an impact on the hydrologic systems of eastern North America. The study also found that prehistoric small-scale agricultural societies caused widespread ecological change and increased sedimentation in hydrologic systems during the Medieval Climate Anomaly-Little Ice Age, which occurred about 700 to 1,000 years ago.

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Oct 04 2010

Jules Siegel’s reporting from Cancun now featured on CancunAndRiviera.com

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(PRWEB) Tim Sissel’s Cancun and Riviera Maya websites are among the area’s highest ranking sites because of their up-to-the-minute news and information posted by local resident and frequent visitors. In addition to the hugely popular forum sections, Sissel is now featuring entertaining and informative coverage by celebrated journalist Jules Siegel (Playboy, Esquire, Rolling Stone) who has lived and worked in Cancun with his family since 1983.

Siegel (author of the Cancun User’s Guide, first published in 1995 and now in its fifth edition) has no problems speaking out honestly on some touchy subjects. His latest story is “The straight poop on using drugs in Cancun, Mexico”. He reports, “A concerned reader, who understandably wishes to remain anonymous, writes: “I know about the new drug law in DF. But I’ve received conflicting information about its effect on tourists in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. I don’t know if I would get in trouble smoking a joint on the beach, on my patio at the Royal Resorts, or any hotel in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, or while having a beer at Calypso’s (good cantina at Plaza Parilla). So, what’s the story, both de jure, and de facto?”

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Jul 14 2010

Cancun hotels dropping prices this summer

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Quote startHotels in Cancun have dropped prices anywhere from 18-25% in the last two monthsQuote end

(PRWEB) Miami, FL  July 14, 2010 — “Hotels in Cancun have dropped prices anywhere from 18-25% in the last two months” According to Juan Palacio –CancunHotels.com C.E.O. ”You can find a great 4 stars hotel with free Wi-Fi internet and breakfast for $180 (per night) when a few months ago that same room can easily cost $275 (night)” says Palacio.

For example The Meridien Cancun Resort and Spa is offering a one deluxe room for $183 per night

  • ($263 regular price) for this summer, The Grand Melia Cancun is offering rates as low as $150 per night ($192 regular price) also available all summer long, and all inclusive resorts like the Royal Solaris Cancun Resort, Marina and Spa are offering special rates as low as $152 per night for the summer months.

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Jun 21 2009

Mexico spreads a welcome mat of bargains and incentives

From “Travel” Magazine

Officials hope to convince tourists that travel there is now safe

TULUM, Mexico – The last time Bud Olson visited Mexico, he ended up in a hospital with kidney stones and missed the ancient Mayan ruins in the seaside town of Tulum. So when he heard that swine flu was sweeping through Mexico just weeks before he was to return this year, the 43-year-old Seattle resident and his friends threw all caution to the warm Caribbean breezes and went anyway.

His reward? No lines, great service, empty beaches –- and lower prices.

“There was no one at our resort,” said Olson’s friend, Penny Moeller, 44. “The service was spectacular. But it’s a shame for the economy.”

Some of the promotions being advertised:

Flu-free guarantee: Several hotel chains in Cancun are offering a free vacation a year for three consecutive years if guests come down with swine flu within 14 days of their departure and can produce the blood tests to prove it.

Free insurance: Mexico City is offering tourists free health insurance.

Package deals: Expedia Inc. says average price of vacation packages to Cancun in which a flight and hotel are booked together has dropped 26 percent compared to last summer.

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Dec 02 2008

Cancun is a shoppers’ paradise

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CANCUN, Mexico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cancun is one of Mexico’s top shopping destinations due to its diverse offer when it comes to the finest brands found at unbeatable prices. As a border area, the value added tax is 10%, 5% less than in other parts of the country.

With 2000 stores distributed in twelve shopping centers located in the Hotel Zone and downtown, tourists will find irresistible bargains from famous designer brands to local merchandise.

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Sep 14 2008

Akumal will host green homes event

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Green Homes & Renewable Energy in the Riviera Maya, a three day workshop, will be November 6-8, 2008, in Akumal, Mexico (70 miles south of Cancun).

Whether you want to “green” your home or business in the Riviera Maya or anyplace else in the world, you’ll gain invaluable insights from two exceptional green building and renewable energy professionals. Continue Reading »

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