Rosarito, Baja California and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato are officially “sister cities”

Rosarito, Baja California and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato are officially “sister cities”

Feb 19, 2018

The municipality of Rosarito has a new twinning, this time with the municipality of San Miguel de Allende, in the state of Guanajuato. During an offficial event that took place in San Miguel de Allende, the mayor of San Miguel, Ricardo Villarreal, said that it was Rosarito municipality that sought them out and that shows that San Miguel is a national example in matters related to tourism. “It’s about allying destinations, since we have similarities, similar tourist vocation and we both have a market in North America,” explained Mayor Ricardo Villarreal. Villarreal said that Rosarito wants to have a closer relationship with San Miguel, just as Los Cabos, “they do not have the cultural, traditional and historic attractions we have, but they have beautiful beaches and landscapes, and it’s the same case with Rosarito.” “What is sought is to strengthen ties with this beach destination in the state of Baja California, which incidentally has a very large number of retirees (mostly Americans) residing there, just like San Miguel de Allende”, Ricardo Villarreal concluded....

Bulldog lovers come together in Mexicali

Bulldog lovers come together in Mexicali

Feb 18, 2018

Members of the group “Bulldogs Mexicali” met last Sunday February 11, in the popularly known “Park of Hippies” to share experiences and their love for this unique breed of dogs. Iván Pérez Ramírez, president of Bulldogs Mexicali, said that since the creation of the club 4 years ago they have held this type of meetings, with the intention of approaching to more people interested in these dogs. “The truth is that we have a great time, originally Mexicali was a city where the bulldog could not survive, due to the extreme heat during the Summer, so we made the group, to help people with tips and information,” he said. Since this breed of animals is very delicate, group members usually exchange information about the care and needs of bulldogs, with the intention of creating a support network among enthusiasts. Bulldog lovers from Mexicali, Calexico and El Centro, California, as well as members of the Bulldogs del Pacifico Club that came from Ensenada shared the afternoon in the state capital with their family members (including four legged ones). In addition to the families that make up the Bulldogs Mexicali group, more animal-loving clubs also attend these meetings, highlighting the group “Salchichas de Mexicali“, who have accompanied the Bulldogs’ club since the se meetings started. During the event, the First “Bulldogs Athletic Race” took place, with prizes and trophies for the participating canines....

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will present his new book in Dallas, Texas

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will present his new book in Dallas, Texas

Feb 17, 2018

According to the Dallas Morning News, former Mexican President Vicente Fox will visit the city of Dallas next week for a series of public events on democracy, resistance, U.S.-Mexico relations and to promote his new book. Fox’ new book is called Let’s Move On: Beyond Fear and False Prophets. In it, the often-blunt Fox, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, explores U.S.-Mexico relations and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Fox was president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, but his profile in the U.S. began to rise again when Trump started his push for the U.S. presidency. In tweets and videos, some laced with profanity,  Fox has taken Trump on for believing Mexico would pay for the border wall and has poked fun at his weight, his hair and for having “a ton of flaws.”  In one video, he said: “When you became the president, you didn’t become the boss of your people. They became the boss of you.” Click here for full article on the Dallas Morning News Source: Dallas Morning...

Cabo: Not Just for Spring Break

Cabo: Not Just for Spring Break

Feb 16, 2018

Mexico has been a bargain destination for Americans for many years, thanks in large part to the strong dollar. But this year, Cabo San Lucas gains extra-value appeal because new flights are coming online, especially out of California, and no less than 15 new resorts are opening their doors. Cabo tourism took a hit when Hurricane Odile rolled through with Category 3 vengeance in 2014. But now, this quintessential beach destination is ready to reintroduce itself to the world. Even when American travelers are encouraged to exercise increased caution in some areas within Mexican territory, including several that as popular as Cabo San Lucas, and despite Travel Warnings issued by the U.S Department of State, more and more tourists are traveling to Los Cabos.         TBP...

Valentine’s Day in Mexico: Celebrating Love & Friendship

Valentine’s Day in Mexico: Celebrating Love & Friendship

Feb 14, 2018

A Mexican Valentine’s Day. February 14th is celebrated in Mexico as El Día del Amor y la Amistad, or “The Day of Love and Friendship”. The holiday has been embraced by Mexicans and enriched with their unique traditions and expressions of love. Warm, festive and generous, this is how Mexicans are defined by most foreigners. It’s part of the Mexican culture to show affection, but also to demand being pampered by those who are considered “friends and family”. Maybe that’s why Mexican people have embraced Valentine’s Day with such enthusiasm every February 14th, a date that many consider somewhat commercial, but one that Mexico has enriched with local traditions as well as an original idea or two about how to show love for that special someone. By late January, the shops and restaurants are decorated with hearts, Cupid figurines, balloons and ribbons. On the streets and tourist sites, it’s common to see ballooners, with their colorful cargo. Shops and stores all over Mexico are crammed with suggestions for gifts, ranging anywhere from a simple card to the classic stuffed animals and chocolates, jewelry, perfumes, cell phones and even lingerie and men’s underwear! “Give love… don’t buy it!” says an old TV commercial that remains in the popular wisdom of Mexicans. But the phrase is lost among so many “romantic” and rather useless things that people give each other on this date. TBP Newsroom...

International tourism in Mexico shows exponential growth in the last five years

International tourism in Mexico shows exponential growth in the last five years

Feb 14, 2018

The flow of visitors grew by 12%, to 39.3 million travelers and its economic impact climbed by 8.6%, to 21.3 million US dollars; SECTUR foresees Mexico in the seventh place of the world tourism ranking this year. Mexico continues to show its best face to international tourists despite the climate of insecurity that exists in some areas of the country, and during 2017 set a new record. The number of arrivals has increased for six consecutive years. while in terms of revenue the figures have grown for five consecutive years, according to data disclosed by the Bank of Mexico (Banxico). The Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid, anticipated last month at the Tourism Fair of Spain that, at the end of 2017, for the fifth consecutive year, international tourism in Mexico has recorded historical figures, by receiving in different destinations over 39 million tourists, a growth of more than 60% during the first five years of this administration. “We have a very good chance of positioning ourselves as the seventh most visited country in the world as a result of an intense promotion campaign in the United States, our main issuing market. In addition, we have tried to diversify actions in other countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia, taking advantage of the new air routes, including China, Japan and Korea,” De la Madrid said. This is the list of the 10 most visited countries in the world during 2016: France, with (86.2 million) United States (77.5 million) Spain (75.6 million) China (59.3 million) Italy (52.5 million) United Kingdom (35.8 million) Germany (35.6 million) Mexico (35 million) Thailand (32.6 million) Turkey (28 million) Last January, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reported that international tourist arrivals registered an increase of 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Forecasts indicate that this strong momentum will continue in 2018, with a rate of between 4% and 5%. In Mexico, both the arrival of international tourists and foreign currency revenue had never grown at such an accelerated rate in a six-year term. In the first five years of Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidency, both variables have expanded at an average annual rate of 10.9%, much...