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2009-2013 Press Releases

October 2013
New Distinctive Pool Texture Give A Great Natural Finish to Enjoy a Superior Relaxation at Villa La Estancia Resort & Spa, Los Cabos, Mexico

January 2013
About.com: Villa del Palmar Slam Dunks New Branding Campaign

Trekaroo Coverage of Villa del Palmar Your Story Starts Here Campaign Launch

October 2012
Villa del Palmar Resort Collection Launches New Branding Campaign, "Your Story Starts Here"

December 2011
VDP Loreto in Chicago Magazine

November 2011
VDP Loreto Traveler Reviews on Tripadvisor

October 2011
VDP Loreto in the Moon Baja Guidebook
Travel deals on NorthJersey.com

September 2011
Vegetarian Dish from Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit Featured on Fox News Latino

August 2011
NYCityMama: Villa Del Arco Kids Inclusive
Villa La Estancia Receives TripAdvisor's 2011 Certificate of Excellence
Villa Del Palmar Flamingos Receives TripAdvisor's 2011 Certificate of Excellence

July 2011
American Spa: Cabo Spa Package

June 2011
Washington Post: Travel Discounts
Travel Age West: Five Star Resort in Loreto
944.com: Riviera Nayarit is Life, Experienced
Puerto Vallarta Recognized as a Top Destination for Retirement

May 2011
HotelBusiness.com Covers the Opening of Villa Del Palmar Islands of Loreto
HotelExecutive.com Covers the Opening of Villa Del Palmar Islands of Loreto
CNBC Covers the Opening of Villa Del Palmar Islands of Loreto
Travel Pulse Covers the Opening of Villa Del Palmar Islands of Loreto
Travel Weekly Covers Openings in Cancun and Islands of Loreto

April 2011
Expedia Promotes Riviera Nayarit

March 2011
New Mexican Tourism Agenda
VDP Loreto on Huffington Post

February 2011
VLE Nayarit in TripAdvisor Top 10

January 2011
Loreto in New York Times

November 2009
Villa Del Palmar Renovations
25th Anniversary Tweetstakes
Puerto Vallarta Cleanup Project

April 2009
Eagle Wings Anniversary

Consulate Update on Flu

Update on Flu Outbreak in Mexico Center for Disease Control Issues Travel Notice for Mexico; Mexico City Cancels Classes until May 6

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) updated on April 26, 2009 a notice about H1N1 "swine" influenza and travel to Mexico. The notice does NOT recommend that people avoid travel to Mexico at this time, and suggests precautions travelers and U.S. citizen residents in Mexico can take to reduce their risk of infection. The notice can be found at the following link: cdc.gov/travel/contentSwineFluMexico.aspx.

On April 25, the Government of Mexico announced that as a precautionary measure, all schools from kindergarten through university level will remain closed until May 6 in the Federal District, State of Mexico, and San Luis Potosi. All government-sponsored events involving large crowds have also been canceled, and museums and most tourist attractions are closed.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City will open on Monday morning, April 27, 2009, but all non-essential services to the public will be suspended. From Monday, April 27 through Thursday, April 30th, consular services for U.S. citizens will be limited to citizenship applications (passports and consular reports of birth abroad, or CRBA) and emergency assistance only. Notarial and other routine services will not be available; anyone with passport or CRBA appointments is encouraged but not required to reschedule to a later date. Additionally, the Federal Benefits Unit is requesting all persons to postpone interviews on Social Security claims.

The Embassy's visa unit will also suspend normal operations during this week. The Embassy will reschedule all visa applications which have been made for the week of April 27th. Our call center will call or e-mail applicants to reschedule appointments. Alternatively, applicants may re-schedule visa appointments without being charged by calling 01-800-719-2525. If there is an emergency visa issue please email visas_mexico@state.gov.

Finally, the Benjamin Franklin Library will be closed to the public next week.

All other operations at the U.S. consulates and consular agencies throughout Mexico will continue as normal. These are precautionary measures only, taken to best assure the well-being of our clients and staff.

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Mexico that most cases of influenza are not "swine flu;" any specific questions or concerns about flu or other illnesses should be directed to a medical professional. Mexico City medical authorities urge people to avoid hospitals and clinics unless they have a medical emergency, since hospitals are centers of infection; instead, those with health concerns are encouraged to stay home and call their physicians to avoid potential exposure. Although the U.S. Embassy cannot give medical advice or provide medical services to the public, a list of hospitals and doctors can be found on our website at the following links:

Mexican Embassy (Spanish)
Mexican Embassy (English)

At this time the Mexican Secretary of Health urges people to avoid large crowds, shaking hands, kissing people as a greeting, or using the subway. Maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other persons may decrease the risk of exposure. In addition, the following prevention tips are from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website:

1. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

For additional information, please consult the State Departments website at travel.state.gov, the CDC website at cdc.gov, or the website of the World Health Organization at who.int. The U.S.-based call center for U.S. citizens can be reached from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, M-F, at 1-888-407-4747, or if calling from outside the U.S., at (202)-501-4444. The U.S. Embassy will also post additional information as it becomes available at: usembassy-mexico.gov.

American Citizens Services
U.S. Embassy Mexico City
Paseo de la Reforma #305
Col Cuauhtemoc; Mexico, D. F., Mexico CP 06500
Tel: (011)(52)(55) 5080-2000
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
For after-hours, emergencies only, call (011)(52)(55) 5080-2000, ext. 0, and ask to speak to the Duty Officer.
e-mail: ACSMexicoCity@state.gov; website: www.usembassy-mexico.gov

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