Nizuc Resort & Spa in Cancun Named Winner in 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

Nizuc Resort & Spa has been included in the Best Resort Hotel, Mexico category in the 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards readers’ survey Each year. T+L’s World’s Best Awards asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe – to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines and more. “We are thrilled that the savvy readers at Travel + Leisure have recognized NIZUC again for this honor. The hotel prides itself on creating an unforgettable experience for its guests, with exemplary service and a dedicated staff. We will continue to be a leader of excellence in the luxury hospitality industry for years to come”said Darrick Eman, Global Director of Sales and Marketing. Once sacred ground for Mayan astronomers and later a presidential retreat for world leaders. Punta Nizuc is the breathtaking backdrop for Nizuc Resort & Spa. Located on 29 acres of exclusive beachfront property overlooking turquoise waters, this intimate hideaway  is a mere 15 minutes from the airport. Numerous artistic talents collaborated to create a destination that fuses a uniquely modern sensibility with authentic Mayan influences. The design and decor was developed in harmony with the surrounding vegetation and various shades of the blue sea. Offering guests sophistication and relaxation, the 274-room resort features six world-class restaurants, three bars, beautiful black mosaic pools kids club, a distinctive 30,000 square foot spa by the prestigious brand ESPA, conference center, 2 tennis courts and non-motorized water activities.

Mexico becomes the eighth most visited country in the world

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published its UNWTO World Tourism Barometer with the ranking of the most visited countries in the world, including Mexico, which has positioned itself as the eighth most visited country in the world in 2016. The Latin American country received more than 35 million international visitors last year, achieving a growth rate of 9%, twice the world average of the industry. Mexico’s position in the list of most visited countries in the world has risen from 15th place in 2013 to the eighth place in 2016, the biggest advance in the ranking among the 25 countries that occupy the top positions. “For three consecutive years, Mexico has had an impressive rise in the list of most visited countries of the WTO,” said Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero. “Today is a day of celebration for the tourism sector, public and private, and for the more than nine million Mexicans who work every day to ensure that visitors have an unforgettable experience,” he concluded. The foundation of the Mexican tourist industry is based on the greatest attractions of Mexico: its people and its millennial spirit of hospitality and friendship. International travelers define Mexico as one of the most friendly and welcoming countries in the world.

New development near Chicago’s McCormick Place

“Development near Chicago’s McCormick Place, the largest convention center in the U.S., has created a neighborhood and the opportunity for more development that cultivates a true convention center district,” Schirmacher says. “Upgrades, expansion, and new hotels, such as the Marriott Marquis with 1,206 guest rooms and 90,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, opening fall 2017, along with the increase in residential, make the McCormick Place district more accessible with less time in the bus lane for big shows.”

Puerto Vallarta on track for another record tourism year

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board announced that the city has reported an increase of over 6% in hotel occupancy for the first 6 months of the year, with an average occupancy rate for January to June of close to 90% compared to 73% in 2016 and 70% in 2015. Similarly, the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) handled 1,843,600 international passenger arrivals, in the first half of the year, 12.1% more than the same period in 2016. In addition, 189,324 passengers visited the destination while on cruise calls to the Puerto Vallarta Cruise Port, a 2% increase compared to 2016. Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s top destinations and one of the most celebrated, continuously receiving accolades from the media and visitors alike. US News & World Reports’ Best Vacations 2017 selected Puerto Vallarta as #9 Best Place to Visit in Mexico and #7 Best Beaches in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is home to Mexico’s leading culinary beach destination.