Multicultural Travel News

Multicultural Travel News newsletter (MTN) covers travel news of interest to ethnic and niche travelers and those who market to them. We write about destinations that interest multicultural travelers or have outreach campaigns to travelers of Hispanic, African American, Asian American and other cultural backgrounds; women; LGBT travelers and people with disabilities.
Multicultural Travel News is also written for leisure and business travelers looking for what to see and do and for marketing executives interested in ideas, best practices and the business case for targeting so-called "minority" travelers. We cover cities and countries, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, convention and visitor bureaus, tour operators and other travel marketers with a multicultural angle. Multicultural Travel news is written and edited by Lisa Skriloff.

12 Hotels Helped Visitors Celebrate Mexican Independence Day Like a Local

Every year on September 16, Mexicans go above and beyond in letting their patriotic colors shine through. From mariachi performances, traditional dances, food and drink fests, locally-inspired games and much more, this year’s festivities created a very special Mexican Independence Day – welcoming travelers from all over the world to join in the festivities. Secrets Vallarta Bay and Now Amber in Puerto Vallarta offered plenty of opportunities to feel the spirit of Mexican Independence Day. During the day, the neighboring properties’ pool area hosted an entertainment contest, as well as had Mexican grill and Margarita stations, accompanied by the lovely sounds of Mexican mariachis. On Independence Day night, SUNSCAPE PUERTO VALLARTA RESORT & SPA hosted a Mexican Fiesta including a special menu with authentic Mexican dishes, such as pozole, tacos and a diversity of Mexican candies. The celebration also featured on-going entertainment, from mariachis and traditional dancers taking over the floor, to spectacular fireworks towards the end of the night. On September 15, The Iberostar Playa Mita hosted a variety of celebratory events for guests all ages, filled with Mexican music, games, food & drinks. The five star, all-inclusive and family-friendly property decorated its main lobby in traditional Mexican style, showcased Mexican folklore, offered Mexican games for kids and grownups, and hosted a special mariachi performance by its entertainment team, Star Friends. The night also included the presentation of its famous Grito de Independencia to rightfully commemorate the country’s heroes. This September, the collections of luxury resorts will be hosting “Guacamania” Fest, a month-long event celebrating avocado and its Mexican heritage by showcasing avocados in food, spa treatments, cocktails and more! On Sept. 15, Temptation Cancun Resort hosted the annual VIVA MEXICO! Mexican Independence Day party with lively decorations, adult-entertainment and the best of Mexican cuisine. Hotel Xcaret Mexico is an opulent, oceanfront haven where guests of all ages can enjoy thrilling nature-driven experiences, superior service and the authentically rich spirit that defines Mexico. Known for celebrating its home country through every aspect of the hotel, the 900-suite property is located on the pristine beaches of Riviera Maya and is surrounded by the local lush rainforest, coves and rivers. The vast majority of the hotel’s décor was handcrafted in Mexico; examples include: Jalisco candy offered at turndown service, the bathroom tiles are painted by a nearby Quintana Roo community.