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Mexico's 7 most glamorous vacation spots

By The Hub team

Well, the temps are dropping and the days are shortening, which means we've got one thing on our mind: a warm-weather getaway. And when it comes to planning yours, don't underestimate our close and fabulous neighbor Mexico. Here, seven glamorous Mexican resort towns that don't require sacrificing a whole vacation day for travel time.

Nizuc Resort and Spa in Cancun, Mexico Nizuc Resort and Spa | Facebook

Cancun

Yes, Cancun has that pesky spring-break reputation. But if you seek out one of the many tranquil resorts, you'll feel worlds away from the crowds. Home to a major airport, Cancun is an easily accessible locale for a quick winter trip or long-weekend getaway.

Where to stay: Nizuc Resort and Spa

The Fairmont Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico Fairmont

The Riviera Maya

This stretch of crystal-clear blue Caribbean coastline (just south of Cancun) is home to dozens of luxurious resorts. And its abundance of outdoor adventure makes it a popular destination for families. For example, you can take a day trip to visit the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá and swim in a limestone cenote (a water-filled sinkhole). If you want to stay close to the beach, hit up the lively neighboring town of Playa del Carmen and its pedestrian Fifth Avenue, which is lined with alfresco restaurants, bars and shops.

Where to stay: Fairmont Mayakoba

Jashita Hotel in Tulum, Mexico Jashita Hotel | acebook

Tulum

A decade ago, Tulum was a bohemian hideaway with no electricity or traffic lights. Today, the secret's out. This town (which is also technically on the Riviera Maya) now attracts Insta-bloggers and celebs alike to its gorgeous beaches that boast jade-green water and snow-white sand framed by Mayan ruins. It's also home to a sophisticated culinary scene, including the world-renowned Hartwood restaurant.

Where to stay: Jashita Hotel

The Resort at Padregal, Los Cabos, Mexico The Resort at Padregal

Los Cabos

On the Gulf of California are the sister cities of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, located just 20 minutes apart on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. While the former is known for luxurious resorts and nightlife, the latter has a sophisticated art scene with galleries and open-air plazas.

Where to stay: The Resort at Pedregal

Casa Dos Chicos in Sayulita, Mexico Casa Dos Chicos

Sayulita

For those who love Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita is a sleepy little surf town not too far away. Colorful and laid-back, the Pacific Coast town is filled with vibrant Huichol arts and crafts, surf shops, taco stands and tequila bars. Along the beaches you'll find seaside casitas and welcoming guesthouses.

Where to stay: Casa Dos Chicos

La Casa Que Canta in Zihuatanejo, Mexico La Casa Que Canta

Zihuatanejo

Once a small fishing village, this town in the state of Guerrero is now a trendy destination known for its laid-back vibe and upscale boutique hotels (meaning it's not as overcrowded as nearby Acapulco). Just three hours from Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast, Zihuatanejo's main beach is a tranquil bay protected by rocky cliffs. For adventure seekers, the resort town also offers fishing, snorkeling, nature preserves and public markets ripe for exploring.

Where to stay: La Casa Que Canta

Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada in San Miguel del Allende, Mexico Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada | Facebook

San Miguel de Allende

You won't find sand or waves in the enchanting Guanajuato mountain city of San Miguel de Allende. But you will find lots of culture among the 16th-century colonial Spanish architecture, lush gardens, incredible restaurants and flourishing art scene, from interior design studios to shops selling hand-painted pottery.

Where to stay: Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

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United Cargo operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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