28/10/2011Cancun Completely Back to Normal after “Rina”

Cancun Completely Back to Normal after “Rina”

• Tropical Storm “Rina” has moved further away from the Yucatan coast line and has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression.
• The Cancun International Airport is fully operational and working regularly
• Tourism services and activities are all functioning

The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to inform that Tropical Storm “Rina” has moved away from the Cancun coast line and, most recently, was downgraded to a Tropical Depression; 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 airport’s operations have not been stalled by any weather complications, with 37 flights reported yesterday and 187 programmed for today.

Cancun entered a state of alert upon the possible arrival of “Rina” but was, luckily, unaffected by the slow moving storm that was downgraded from a Category 3 Hurricane to a Tropical Depression before nearing the Mexican Caribbean coast line. Moreover, as of10:00 AM today, boats have resumed crossings Puerto Juárez-Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen-Cozumel and Chiquilá-Holbox. Cozumel airport along with the ferry boats and cruise ships are all operating normally.

The destination is in perfect condition and its tourism activities have been reactivated. The hotels, parks, eco-tourism, tours and archaeological sites opened today and with a few attractions scheduled to open tomorrow morning. Cancun is ready to welcome all travelers visiting to celebrate the “Day of the Dead” and enjoy the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean.

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About Cancun
Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is Mexico’s number one tourist destination and is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty and breathtaking turquoise waters.

Cancun’s shoreline recently underwent a $71 Million Dollar makeover, that featured 1.3 billion gallons of sand to renovating the Hotel Zone’s seashore. The most popular tourism destination in Mexico and Latin America has also added to its sun, beach, and nightlife, by creating a unique five-day route that will offer visitors a chance to experience adventure and interaction with nature. Cancun and the Treasures of the Caribbean invite travelers to discover the vast natural, cultural and gastronomical cultures of Puerto Morelos, and the four islands of the Mexican Caribbean: Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Cozumel. Cancun is a multifaceted destination that combines nature, historical Mayan Culture, glamour, luxury and world class tourism with the seduction for adventure, the passion for paradisiacal nature and the enchantment of gastronomical magic.

For more information, visit the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: www.cancun.travel. Follow us on Twitter @CancunCVB, “LIKE” us on Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/cancuncvb browse through our videos on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/cancuntravel and share your pictures of Cancun on our Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22572360@N07/ .

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