2009 Archive


Cozumel news stories from 2009.

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Mexico Officially Safe

The US and British governments updated their travel advice for Mexico yesterday, saying it is safe for travel.

In an almost simultaneous announcement, Carnival cruise lines said they would resume some calls in Cozumel at the end of May.

The changes will be welcomed as a victory by almost 3,000 "friends of Cozumel", who signed a petition to the CDC urging them to update their travel advice this week.

 
Mexico safe
Cruises to return.
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Hotel Given Stamp Of Approval

The Hotel Flamingo in Cozumel announced this month that it has been awarded the distinguished "M" certification from Mexico's Secretary of Tourism.

The downtown hotel received an impressive 96% score from inspectors looking at customer satisfaction, staff performance and waste reduction.

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Flights, Cruises And Tourists Return

As flights, cruises and tourists return to Mexico, the flu scare has become but a memory.

Some international flights were cancelled during the crisis, but last week flights from the UK, Argentina and Cuba, as well as other countries, started to return.

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Cozumel To Be Cruise Homeport

Cozumel will become a 'homeport' for Pullmantur cruises, the operator's Vicepresident and Director-General, Eduardo Barroso, told Mexico City newspaper, Excelsior, last week.

 

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New Passport Rules For Americans

U.S. citizens have new passport requirements for returning from Mexico from today.

Basically, a traditional book-style passport is now required, but the U.S. government has also offered an alternative passport ‘card’ to make the adjustment easier.

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