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Los Cabos Airport Second Worldwide To Achieve ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA)

-  Los Cabos Airport is the first aerodrome to receive this accreditation in the American Continent

-  Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico Will accredit al lof its airports in the AHA Program

LOS CABOS, Mexico, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and ACI Latin America and Caribbean have announced today that Los Cabos International Airport is the second in the world and the first in Latin American and Caribbean to be accredited in the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme.


ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme recognizes the commitment to health and welfare of passengers, airport staff and the public, by supporting airports assessing the new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the joint EASA and ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol and ACI EUROPE’s Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience at Airports.

Topics covered by the accreditation include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.

“Airports in Latin America and Caribbean have acted quickly to this crisis adapting their procedures to the ICAO CART Recommendations and industry best practices. The ACI Airport Health Accreditation gives airports the opportunity to demonstrate to the travelling public and governments that the measures implemented are consistent with global recognized standards” said Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC.

“The impact of the COVID Pandemic has been devastating to our economies and the reactivation of air transport is key for the economic recovery of our region. The AHA programme will contribute restoring confidence in air travel”, added Rafael Echevarne.

“We congratulate Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) and Los Cabos International Airport for being the first airport in the region to be accredited in the Airport Health Accreditation programme which demonstrates the commitment of GAP to the health and safety of passengers, employees and the public.”

“Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico’s priority is to give its passengers a safe and pleasant travel experience. As proof of this is the present accreditation, which keeps us in the leadership of health security at an international level, applying the best protocols and measures in all of our airports”, added Raúl Revuelta, CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico.

Congratulations to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico and the team from Los Cabos Airport!”

About ACI
Airports Council International (ACI) is the international airport organization, with 1,960 airports in 176 countries. The Latin American and Caribbean office (ACI-LAC) has 270 airports in 34 countries that manage 95% of air traffic in the region.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. of C.V. (GAP) is a Mexican company that develops its activity in the airport sector. GAP operates 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica, serving more than 300 destinations, through 35 airlines. Its shares are listed on the stock exchanges of Mexico and New York.

In 2019, GAP served 48.7 million passengers, 8.4% more than in 2018.

The airports managed by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico are located at:

  • Guadalajara and Tijuana, serving the main metropolitan areas.
  • Mexicali, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Morelia, serving medium-sized developing cities.
  • La Paz, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Montego Bay, serving some of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.
  • On October 10, 2018, GAP signed the concession contract with the government of Jamaica in order to operate, modernize and expand the Norman Manley International Airport (”KIN”) located in the city of Kingston.

The airports managed by GAP in Mexico are owned by the Mexican government and have been allocated in a 50-year concession starting in 1998, as part of a domestic initiative to privatize and improve the quality and security of the country’s airport services.

In Jamaica, the government owns the Montego Bay Airport and the concession granted for its operation is for a 30-year period, which will conclude on April 2033. The Kingston Airport was granted for a 25-year concession. GAP took control of the operation and administration this past October 2019.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico believes in the value of each individual and seeks to trigger his or her potential through education. Better-educated Mexicans will raise their quality of life and contribute towards the country’s development. GAP, in line with its business model and through its Foundation, is committed to be a factor of change. We work on two strategic pillars: work with the community, through the GAP Schools, and on training the airport community, with Community Training Centers.

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Royal Caribbean Group names Dr. Calvin Johnson Global Head, Public Health and Chief Medical Officer

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health to lead strategic planning and operation of global health program

MIAMI, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Royal Caribbean Group has named Dr. Calvin Johnson as Global Head, Public Health and Chief Medical Officer. In this new role, Johnson will lead the Group’s global health and wellness policy, manage its public health and clinical practice, and determine the strategic plans and operations of its global healthcare organization. Johnson will also collaborate with the Healthy Sail Panel to ensure the company establishes and implements its protocols and recommendations.

“Calvin’s extensive experience in public health and clinical care will help us raise the bar on protecting the health of our guests, crew and the communities we serve,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “Calvin will also work closely with the newly announced Healthy Sail Panel to ensure we establish and implement leading health protocols and procedures.”

Dr. Johnson has a strong background in protecting public health through service delivery innovation, policy development and analysis, and leadership training and development. He has successfully led significant response efforts during active infectious disease outbreaks and was responsible for ensuring all aspects of patient care while overseeing a clinical operation with 1,300 caregivers and more than 300,000 individuals.

“Royal Caribbean Group is committed to going beyond requirements to truly innovative solutions,” said Johnson. “I am excited to join the industry leader, who is clearly establishing the way forward in managing public health initiatives and protecting health and safety. The Healthy Sail Panel is doing critical work to help us develop enhanced standards, and achieve readiness for the return to service, and I am looking forward to being involved in that work.”

“Calvin will add critical expertise in our mission to elevate the quality of care,” said Jennifer Love, Royal Caribbean Group Senior Vice President, Safety, Security, Environment, Medical & Public Health. “His appointment is testament to our commitment to transforming healthcare for those we serve.”

Dr. Johnson, most recently Principal at Altre Strategic Solutions Group, is the former Chief Medical Officer for Corizon Health, then the largest provider of correctional health care in the United States, and for Temple University Health System. He served as Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2003-2008 and was Medical Director for the New York City Department of Health from 1998-1999. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BS in Chemistry from Morehouse College.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is the new operating business name for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.   Royal Caribbean Group is the owner of four global cruise vacation brands:  Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Silversea. and  Azamara. Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and HapagLloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 63 ships with an additional 16 on order as of July 10, 2020.  Learn more at or

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Blue Diamond Resorts brings Mystique Resorts under Royalton Luxury Resorts umbrella

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 30, 2020: Blue Diamond Resorts has announced that Mystique Resorts will be re-branded under the Royalton Luxury Resorts umbrella as Mystique by Royalton. Effective immediately, Mystique Blue Boutique Suites and Mystique Royal St. Lucia will be re-branded as Mystique Holbox by Royalton and Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton. With picturesque properties in Isla Holbox, Saint Lucia, and more locations to come, these boutique resorts offer guests luxurious amenities, personalized service and the award-winning Royalton experience in a natural paradise.

In addition, Mystique Holbox by Royalton will be re-opening its doors on July 15, 2020 following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and local ministries of health. Mystique Holbox by Royalton will be implementing Blue Diamond Resorts’ new Safety-Assured Vacations protocols to help safeguard both guests and employees.

“After a temporary three-month closure, we’re excited to welcome back guests at Mystique Holbox by Royalton, where they’ll be able to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of Isla Holbox,” said Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resorts at Sunwing Travel Group. “We are also thrilled to be bringing our boutique Mystique resorts collection under the much-loved Royalton Luxury Resorts brand.”

Located in the Yum Balam Nature Reserve, Mystique Holbox by Royalton is a contemporary beach resort influenced by the island’s lush natural landscapes. The property is home to 38 spectacular suites, each featuring luxurious amenities, and a traditional Mexican design which incorporates natural elements, with some suites offering ocean views and rooftop balconies. Guests can explore the island’s magnificent surroundings with a variety of activities and excursions including biking, kiteboarding or swimming with whale sharks. After spending the day exploring this exotic paradise, guests can dine at two on-site à la carte restaurants and enjoy dishes influenced by local cuisine like the Lobster Quesadilla and Tikinxic Style Shrimp or sip on delectable cocktails poolside, including the resort’s signature Mystique Sangria.

To protect the health and well-being of guests and employees, Mystique by Royalton has implemented Blue Diamond Resorts’ new Safety-Assured Vacations protocols. This includes physical distancing guidelines, advanced dining safety, increased staff training and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a 360° Clean Approach for all resort common areas and Diamond Clean Guest Rooms where every touchpoint is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

Mystique Holbox by Royalton is helping guests rediscover Isla Holbox for less with their Welcome Back Offer* with prices starting at $195 per room, per night, for travel between July 15, 2020, and December 21, 2020.

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About Blue Diamond Resorts Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 47 properties, exceeding 15,500 rooms in ten countries. Taking a proactive approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, the resort management company caters to a range of budgets and interests from adult-only elegant getaways to fun-filled family vacations. Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offers signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations, plus the stylish lifestyle resorts, Royalton CHIC, located in the Caribbean’s best beachfront locales. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril provides those over 21 with an upscale and luxurious naturist vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed to impress the entire family, featuring a popular kids club with famous themed characters, Toopy & Binoo™, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value for customers in convenient locations. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music and sports. Mystique by Royalton, a boutique-style resort collection, offers personalized vacations in strikingly beautiful locals full of endless adventures.

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About Mystique by Royalton

Mystique by Royalton is a boutique-style resort collection that offers personalized experiences in strikingly beautiful places. Contemporary, luxurious and exquisite, Mystique by Royalton are firmly rooted in some of the world’s most vibrant destinations and positioned to attract luxury travelers seeking to explore their surroundings. With two stunning resorts located on Mexico’s Isla Holbox Island and Saint Lucia’s beautiful Rodney Bay, Mystique Holbox by Royalton and Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton are ideal for both families and couples alike, with their upscale amenities, unparalleled service and unique beachfront settings.

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Blue Diamond Resorts posiciona la marca Mystique bajo el paraguas de Royalton Luxury Resorts

Mystique Holbox by Royalton
Mystique Blue Boutique Suites volverá a abrir a los huéspedes el 15 de julio de 2020, bajo su nuevo nombre Mystique Holbox by Royalton.

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 30, 2020: Blue Diamond Resorts ha anunciado que su marca Mystique Resorts será renombrada y se incluirá bajo el paraguas de Royalton Luxury Resorts como Mystique by Royalton. A partir de ahora, Mystique Blue Boutique Suites y Mystique Royal St. Lucia pasarán a llamarse Mystique Holbox by Royalton y Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton. Con propiedades pintorescas en Isla Holbox, Santa Lucía y otros paraísos que están por venir, estos resorts boutique ofrecen a los huéspedes lujosas amenidades, servicio personalizado y la galardonada experiencia Royalton en un paraíso natural.

Por otro lado, Mystique Holbox by Royalton volverá a abrir sus puertas el 15 de julio de 2020 incorporando una serie de medidas que siguen tanto la guía de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), la Organización Mundial de la Salud, así como los ministerios nacionales de salud. Además, Mystique Holbox by Royalton implementará los nuevos protocolos de Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizadas de Blue Diamond Resorts para ayudar a proteger tanto a los huéspedes como a los empleados.

“Después de un cierre temporal de tres meses, nos complace dar la bienvenida a los huéspedes a Mystique Holbox by Royalton, donde podrán sumergirse en las maravillas naturales de Isla Holbox”, comentó Jordi Pelfort, presidente de Sunwing Hotels & Resorts. “También estamos encantados de incorporar nuestra colección de hoteles boutique Mystique bajo el paraguas de la marca Royalton Luxury Resorts, la cual está muy valorada por la comunidad viajeros”.

Ubicado en la Reserva Natural de Yum Balam, Mystique Holbox by Royalton es un resort de playa contemporáneo con un diseño influenciado por los exuberantes paisajes naturales de la isla. La propiedad alberga 38 espectaculares suites, cada una con amenidades de lujo y un diseño tradicional mexicano que incorpora elementos naturales; mientras que algunas de ellas ofrecen vistas al océano y balcones en la azotea. Los huéspedes pueden explorar los magníficos alrededores de la isla con una variedad de actividades y excursiones incluyendo ciclismo, kiteboarding o incluso la increíble experiencia de nadar con tiburones ballena. Después de pasar el día explorando este paraíso exótico, los huéspedes pueden cenar en cualquiera de los dos restaurantes a la carta del hotel y disfrutar de platos influenciados por la cocina local como la quesadilla de langosta y los camarones al estilo Tikinxic; o disfrutar junto a la piscina de deliciosos cócteles, como por ejemplo la emblemática sangría Mystique.

Para proteger la salud y el bienestar tanto de los huéspedes como de los empleados, Mystique by Royalton ha implementado los nuevos protocolos de Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizadas de Blue Diamond Resorts. Este nuevo protocolo incluye pautas de distanciamiento social, seguridad alimentaria avanzada, mayor capacitación del personal y uso de equipo de protección personal (EPP), un enfoque de limpieza de 360º para todas las áreas comunes del complejo y habitaciones Diamond Clean donde cada punto de contacto recibirá una limpieza y desinfección a fondo.

Mystique Holbox by Royalton está invitando a los huéspedes a redescubrir Isla Holbox por un precio competitivo con su Oferta de Bienvenida* con precios a partir de $195 por habitación, por noche, para viajar entre el 15 de julio de 2020 y el 21 de diciembre de 2020.

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Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts
Desde su inauguración en 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts ha crecido exitosamente hasta convertirse en la empresa de gestión hotelera de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, con 47 propiedades que sobrepasan las 15,500 habitaciones en 10 países. Con un enfoque innovador para diferenciar marcas según las demandas específicas de cada mercado, la cartera de Blue Diamond Resorts incluye productos diferenciados según los presupuestos y los intereses de sus clientes, desde elegantes propiedades sólo para adultos, hasta resorts llenos de diversión para las familias. Los galardonados resorts de lujo Royalton Luxury Resorts rediseñan la experiencia todo incluido al ofrecer amenidades exclusivas que incluyen All-In Connectivity™, el moderno concepto de Sports Event Guarantee™ y elementos de bienestar en las habitaciones y suites. Las submarcas de Royalton solo para adultos incluyen Hideaway at Royalton, el cual ofrece gastronomía exclusiva y alojamiento preferencial con acceso a todos los servicios y comodidades de la zona Royalton; así como los modernos y elegantes resorts, Royalton CHIC, localizados en los mejores destinos de sol y playa del Caribe. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril brinda unas vacaciones naturistas lujosas y elegantes frente a una exclusiva cala para mayor privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa brinda una experiencia que complace a toda la familia, incluyendo variedad de actividades y kids clubs con los famosos personajes Toopy & Binoo™, mientras que la marca Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor sin igual en ubicaciones exóticas con alojamiento cómodo. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vivir la experiencia Vacation Like A Star ™ durante sus vacaciones con una experiencia atractiva e interactiva, además de contener una colección de artículos famosos de la cultura cinematográfica, musical y deportiva. Mystique by Royalton, una colección de resort de estilo boutique, ofrece vacaciones personalizadas en lugares sorprendentemente hermosos y llenos de aventuras sin fin.

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Acerca de Mystique by Royalton
Mystique by Royalton es una colección de resorts de estilo boutique que ofrece experiencias personalizadas en lugares sorprendentemente hermosos. Contemporáneos, lujosos y exquisitos, los resorts de Mystique by Royalton están ubicados y vinculados conceptualmente con algunos de los destinos más emocionantes del mundo; además, están creados para atraer a viajeros de lujo en busca de aventura en un paraíso natural. Con dos impresionantes resorts ubicados en la Isla Holbox de México y en la hermosa bahía de Rodney Bay de Santa Lucía, Mystique Holbox by Royalton y Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton son ideales tanto para familias como para parejas, gracias a sus amenidades exclusivas, un servicio incomparable y sus entornos únicos frente al mar.

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