Sen. Ted Cruz is below hearth for flying to Cancun, Mexico together with his household as tens of millions of Texans have weathered days with out energy throughout a lethal winter storm.The Republican senator has since admitted the getaway was “clearly a mistake” as he returned stateside on Thursday, following fierce backlash from his constituents.
Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas, speaks to the media through the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)The Texas lawmaker, his spouse and daughters are amongst tens of hundreds of U.S. vacationers who’ve traveled to Mexico between the tip of 2021 and begin of the New Year. The Quintana Roo state – a tourism hotspot house to Cancun, the Riviera Maya and Tulum – has welcomed over 961,000 guests throughout this stretch, down solely 25% from the earlier 12 months. What’s extra, almost half of these guests have been from the united statesTED CRUZ’S CANCUN TRIP BLASTED BY LATE NIGHT HOSTS”Flights from the U.S. dried up final spring because the pandemic took maintain however have risen steadily since then,” the outlet reviews. In December, Quintana Roo averaged about 460 air arrivals and departures per day, as in contrast with a pre-pandemic common of 500 per day, state Tourism Secretary Marisol Vanegas Pérez mentioned.
A shot of a seaside in Cancun, Mexico through the summer time.
(iStock)FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWSIn January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced that unfavorable checks shall be required of passengers on all worldwide flights to the U.S., following information of extra infectious strains from overseas. Meanwhile, a number of powerhouse hoteliers in Cancun and Los Cabos have been fast to satisfy the second, now providing free and reasonably priced coronavirus testing choices for friends to entice demand. Travel weblog One Mile at a Time reviews bigger Hyatt and Hilton resorts within the space are amongst these concerned.CELEBRITIES LASH OUT AT TED CRUZ FOR CANCUN TRIP AMID TEXAS SNOW CRISIS: ‘HORRIFYING AND ENRAGING’Back within the Lone Star State, a whole bunch of hundreds of individuals awoke Thursday to a fourth day with out energy, whereas a water disaster unfolded as storms wreaked havoc on the state’s energy grid and utilities.The Associated Press contributed to this report.