Category Archives: Travel

New Hours for Pharr Bridge

Pharr Bridge

Effective July 4, the Pharr International Bridge has new hours of operation of the temporary pilot programs designed to relieve congestion, increase truck throughput and reduce border wait times at Pharr’s international land port of entry. The primary change to the schedule is that priority will be given to commercial traffic during regular business hours (Monday – Friday). Cars and passenger vehicle lanes will close for cars to give priority to…

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Allegiant Offers Non-Stop to Phoenix

Allegiant Phoenix

Beginning Oct. 3, Allegiant will provide nonstop service from McAllen International Airport to Phoenix, Ariz. via Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. To celebrate, Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the new route starting at $79. “We are grateful for our partnership with Allegiant, and are excited to be working with them on the addition of a new year-round route to Phoenix,” said McAllen Mayor James E. Darling. “This route will enhance westward…

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Snapper Season is On

Walker Thanen holds a whopper red snapper he caught during a four hour with Murphy Charter Services.

The 2019 red snapper season started on June 1 and will run through Aug. 1 in federal waters. Now is the time to book a trip on one of several commercial businesses operating out of South Padre Island. Known as head boats, these vessels are leaving every day for half- or full-day trips weather permitting until the end of the season. Among them are Captain Murphy’s Charter, Osprey Cruises and…

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McAllen Entities Pair Up for Discount Airfare

Aeromar

The McAllen Economic Development Corporation and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer a $250 roundtrip airfare from McAllen to Mexico City via Aeromar Airlines. “McAllen Economic Development Corporation is happy to support McAllen International Airport and our great partner, Aeromar Airlines with this promotional offer. We are committed to expanding business opportunities and partnerships that benefit our community,” said MEDC President and CEO, Keith Patridge. “This fare promotion…

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Allegiant Offers Seasonal Flights from MFE

Beginning in May, Allegiant Air will be offering direct flights from McAllen International Airport to Orlando/Sanford, Fla. Following soon after in June, the airline will also offer direct travel to Los Angeles, Cali.  Both cities’ non-stop flights will be available throughout the summer until August. “We are excited for another busy summer knowing that Allegiant offers families in our region a great choice for economical fares and inclusive vacation packages,”…

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American Airlines Official Visits Harlingen

American Airlines representative Dale Morris sits with Valley International Aviation Director Marv Easterly during a lunch with Harlingen officials and business leaders.

As American Airlines prepares to begin daily service to Dallas-Fort Worth to and from Valley International Airport in March, airline representative Dale Morris made a visit to Harlingen last week to meet with city officials and business leaders, as well as take a tour of the airport. Dale Morris, senior consultant for special projects and government affairs for American, met with community leaders for lunch at Frankie Flav’z before heading…

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McAllen Chamber Plans Trip to Oaxaca

Oaxaca

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to Oaxaca, where a McAllen delegation, headed by Mayor Jim Darling, will meet with Oaxaca’s city and state officials to formalize a sister city relationship. Among the activities planned for this trip are meetings with businesses and producers from Oaxaca and touring some of Oaxaca’s surroundings and historical locations. The delegation will also be part of a Calenda Parade and enjoying…

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Aeromar Enhances Mexico Service

Aeromar

Customers have from now until Feb. 15 to book promotional introductory rates for Aeromar’s new enhanced flight schedule from McAllen International Airport to Mexico. The flight schedules connect McAllen via Mexico City to Acapulco, Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido as well as San Luis Potosi and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. One-way fares start at $203. In addition, travel must take place by Dec. 19. “It is exciting to extend our service beyond Mexico City…

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Metro McAllen Seeks Community Input

To improve the services and experiences of its customers, Metro McAllen is seeking input through an online customer survey.  This survey and all ongoing activities, known as Move McAllen, and is an effort to understand how to best serve the community in the coming years. “An important part of Move McAllen is listening to and understanding what people in McAllen want when it comes to public transit,” said Mario Delgado,…

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On the Road for Life

Ed Dramberger moved his travel industry consulting firm from New York to Brownsville. (Courtesy)

Ed Dramberger’s goal was to travel the world. Fifteen years ago, he started the business Destination Dr., a global consulting firm serving the travel industry, that has let him do just that. During November he is working in Stockholm and London but is back home in Brownsville for Thanksgiving. The past few months have taken the Destination Dr. to Vietnam, Galveston, China, India, Denver and Jacksonville, Fla. In 10 years,…

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