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RIU opens its first facility with water attractions at its complex in Punta Cana

RIU Hotels & Resorts has just opened Splash Water World, an area with water attractions located in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, which will add colour, adrenaline and fun to the holidays ...

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism to host a Summit of Caribbean Ministers

In an effort to bolster Caribbean Tourism, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, recently announced that he will be hosting a Summit of Caribbean Ministers, as a highlight of this ...

Minister Bartlett issues charge to newly-appointed National Cruise Council

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett issues his charge to the Ministry’s newly-appointed National Cruise Council (NCC) - council member Stephen Facey; NCC Chairman Michael ...

First Hyatt Place hotel opens in Brazil

Hyatt Place São José do Rio Preto opens today, marking the first Hyatt Place hotel to open in Brazil.

Princess Juliana International Airport will host the 2nd annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup

The Caribbean Aviation Meetup is a results-oriented platform for communication between the various stakeholders in the aviation, tourism and investment industries.

Tourism innovator brings years of Caribbean tourism experience to Antigua & Barbuda

Richard “Ricky” Skerritt is well known for his change leadership role in driving economic transformation.

Ecuador capital of Quito in gridlock

Rita Payne, special to eTN

During the first few days of the UN Habitat III event held in Quito, Ecuador, getting into the conference center posed the biggest hurdle.

Quito is prepared for HABITAT III conference

In 2013, Ecuador presented to the United Nations its candidacy to serve as the venue of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development: HABITAT III, which will be held ...

Trinidad and Tobago's new Tourism website goes live

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: The Tourism Development Company Limited recently went live with its new destination website, gotrinidadandtobago.com.

Caribbean Tourism: The value of emerging markets

© Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

The value of emerging markets was discussed at a recent CTO SOTIC event held in Barbados. The Caribbean region harbors a wealth of opportunities for economic development.

Minister Bartlett praises tourism sector for hurricane response

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Tourism, Hon.

Volaris: September 2016 passenger traffic grows 29%

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports September 2016 and year-to-date preliminary traffic results.

Hurricane Matthew: A danger to Bahamas Tourism?

After Haiti got hit bad, Cuba got a taste of it, the Bahamas is getting ready for Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade.

GOL begins operations with internet on board

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, Brazil's largest air transportation group, informs its shareholders that began operations with internet on board, becoming the first South ...

Jamaica is spared the brunt of Hurricane Matthew

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Normalcy has returned to the island’s tourism sector after Jamaica was spared the brunt of Hurricane Matthew.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car expands in South America

SAINT LOUIS, MO - Enterprise Holdings, the world's largest car rental company, has announced that its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand has begun operating in Argentina, Paraguay and Curacao ...

LATAM Airlines inaugurates service to South Africa Latin American airline group to connect the region with Africa

São Paulo, October 3, 2016 – The first LATAM Airlinesflight to South Africa landed this afternoon at Johannesburg’s O. R. Tambo International Airport.

Hurricane Matthew: Tourism Emergency Operations Centre Activated

Hurricane Matthew: Tourism Emergency Operations Centre Activated

With Hurricane Matthew – now a Category 4 system – heading towards Jamaica, the Ministry of Tourism has activated its Tourism Emergency Operations Centre (TEOC), which is currently ...

U.S. State Department issues urgent travel warning against Haiti

U.S. State Department issues urgent travel warning against Haiti

The U.S. State Department warns American citizens of the approach of Hurricane Matthew and recommends U.S. citizens defer travel to Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew puts Jamaica on high alert

Hurricane Matthew puts Jamaica on high alert

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Powerful Hurricane Matthew is heading towards Jamaica as it barrels across the Caribbean.

Jamaica activates Tourism Emergency Operation Centers

Jamaica activates Tourism Emergency Operation Centers

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Tourism Emergency Operations Centres (TEOC), located at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston and Altamont West in Montego Bay, will be the focal points of the tourism ...

Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association event concludes in Puerto Rico

Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association event concludes in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Ingrid I Rivera Rocafort, and Executive Director of the Port Authority, Ingrid Colberg RodrĂ­guez, announced ...

Dominica weathers Tropical Storm Matthew

Dominica weathers Tropical Storm Matthew

ROSEAU, Dominica – Initial reports indicate that Dominica has weathered the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew. To date there have been no reports of loss from the tourism sector.

National Community Tourism Portal officially launched in Jamaica

National Community Tourism Portal officially launched in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica - As the Ministry of Tourism continues to celebrate Tourism Awareness Week, officials from the Ministry, its agencies as well as tourism partners today (September 28, 2016) ...

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