April 2014 Roll Call

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  1. tucida

    tucida Newbie Registered Member

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    We have booked our first trip to Cancun and to GP. We will be there the end of April. Anyone else going to be there then? Any tips on being at GP during that time of year?

    DK
     
  2. Dan & Sandy

    Dan & Sandy Newbie Registered Member

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    We'll be there 4/17-26. It'll be our 3rd time!

    Bring a couple of Bubba Mugs with you. It'll save you trips to the bar!
    Tip the staff well and they'll take good care of you.
     
  3. jmhirsch

    jmhirsch Newbie Registered Member

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    going April 6 - 13!!!

    Second time!
     
  4. TMajic

    TMajic Enthusiast Registered Member

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    April 17-20

    My wife and I will be there April 17-20. We have been to Cancun 9 previous times. Being from Ohio, we are really looking forward to sun and relaxation.
     
  5. Jenks986

    Jenks986 Enthusiast Registered Member

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    April 12-19

    My wife and I will be there april 12-19, this is our first time we cant wait, also comin from Ohio ❄↔
     
  6. TMajic

    TMajic Enthusiast Registered Member

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    You will love it. The weather will be awesome for sure. Where in Ohio are you from?
     
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    Tourism Board Press Release
    I just saw this press release, it was give to me by a friend of mine in the travel industry. Could put a kink in this Aprils (and beyond) vacation plans. Big changes ahead :(

    April 1, 2014
    During a meeting held on Wednesday March 19th, the Greater Cancun Hotel and Tourism Board considered a resolution to revise regulations pertaining to mass tourism and specifically the sale of alcohol and public decency. The states of Quintana Roo, Yucatán and Campeche have long held that the region of the Yucatán Peninsula is a significant cultural resource. As such a plan was developed to help regulate the regional market as well as to tailor a long term development plan concentrating on ensuring that this region of Mexico, renowned for its natural beauty and indigenous Mayan culture is primed to become the premier family friendly tourist destination for coming generations.

    The proposal which was accepted by a vote of 115 – 87 places Cancun and the Rivera Maya at the leading edge of this exciting new era in Mexican tourism. There will be some changes that the returning tourist may notice. While minor we are certain that you will enjoy the new and improved Yucatán tourism experience.

    What’s new:
    - Enhanced public transportation: In order to continue to deliver a first rate public transportation system, all tourists will be charged a fee of 50 USD per week equivalent for access to public transport busses in the city of Cancun as well as Playa Del Carmen and on the Island of Cozumel. Monies collected are earmarked to purchase a new state of the art bicycle fleet to benefit everyone.
    - Cancun International Airport: A new 30 km long monorail will be constructed to reach most points in the Hotel Zone. This is a large construction project, however an aggressive construction schedule means that it should be complete in less than 5 years.
    - Liquor regulation: Long term studies identified that many families choose other locations to vacation in because of extremely late open service hours or all inclusive pricing. As a result these practices will no longer be permitted in the localities of Cancun, Riviera Maya and Cozumel.
    o Establishments are now required to end the service of alcohol at 1:00 am
    o All liquor serving establishments must end shows and close by 2:00 am except by special event permit.
    o Hotels are no longer permitted to offer all inclusive liquor service
    o Liquor prices are now required by law to sell at regulated prices, the minimum price as allowed by law is $50 pesos per drink (1oz. liquor, 16 oz. beer, 12 oz. glass of wine)
    o Private liquor sales are only to occur in government owned and operated stores. These will be open from 12:00 to 17:00 each day to the general public.
    o Liquor prices at approved retail locations are subject to a 20% improvement tax
    - Renewed focus on public decency
    o Establishments that currently allow topless or clothing optional services will no longer be permitted to operate under those conditions.
     Government inspectors have been instructed to cite both the tourist and business owner with no warnings given.
    • Tourist - $500 USD per violation, or one night in a municipal jail
    • Business - $50,000 MXP per occurrence, food services / liquor licences will be suspended after 3 documented occurrences
    - All boats operating more than 500 feet from shore are required to have all passengers wearing approved life preservers as well as adhering to the liquor and decency regulations noted above.
    - This is an April fools joke
    - All hotels are required by law to allow children, promoting family tourism.
    - A $100 USD environmental improvement levy shall be applied upon exiting the country. Failure to pay may result in additional fines or incarceration.
    We recognize that these new regulations may negatively impact the vacation experience for some. As a result until the end of 2014 select bars will be permitted to be open until 02:30 on Friday and Saturday nights, in addition the exit levy shall be reduced to $50 USD
    Again, welcome to the New Cancun! The Family Friendliest Place on Earth!
     
  8. DerekandKelsey

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    Lol. Best April Fools yet.
     
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    Thanks!
     
  10. TMajic

    TMajic Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Pretty good Billlandry!!! Almost had me until the monorail!!! :D
     
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    No. No it wasn't. Lol
     
  12. Jess_2703

    Jess_2703 I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    please note my gair are now purple and black :)


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    Ce que vous dites
     
  14. Jenks986

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    Tmajic

    We are from Cleveland, how about you?
     
  15. TMajic

    TMajic Enthusiast Registered Member

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    We are from just south of Canton. A little town called Malvern.
     
  16. Jenks986

    Jenks986 Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Thats Awesome Tmajic!

    We will be there a couple days while you guys are their, you booked with apple as well? Hopefully we all stay at the golden this bump thing still hase freaked out
     
  17. TMajic

    TMajic Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Don't worry about it. You won't get bumped.
     
  18. Jenks986

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    5 more Days!!! So pumped cant wait for a long needed Vacation!!!
     
  19. TMajic

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    Jess_2703 I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    oops wrong post sorry
     
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