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ACS supports development of SMEs in the region

Association of Caribbean States ACS supports development of SMEs in the region

PressRelease: PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Secretariat of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) hosted a two-day Regional Workshop on Public Policies to ...

Barbados elected Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)

Barbados elected Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)

ST. THOMAS, USVI - Barbados has been elected Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with the election as Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy.

Association of Caribbean States: Disaster risk reduction

Association of Caribbean States: Disaster risk reduction

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS), through the Directorate of Disaster Risk Reduction, will host the 22nd Meeting of the Special Committee for Disaster ...

2015 conference shows Chile's new focus on adventure tourism

2015 conference shows Chile's new focus on adventure tourism

Chile is poised to showcase its adventure potential to nearly 700 delegates from around the globe that will gather to learn, to be inspired and to connect more deeply with the $263 billion ...

Caribbean Aviation Day: IATA VP speaks out - read the details

Caribbean Aviation Day: IATA VP speaks out - read the details

The IATA Regional Vice President Peter Cerda's remarks at Caribbean Aviation Day are as follows:

Starwood continues Latin American expansion

Starwood continues Latin American expansion

QUITO, Ecuador - From the South American Hotel Investment Conference in Quito, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc announced that it is continuing its aggressive growth strategy in Latin ...

Tourist destination Cabo San Lucas lashed by Hurricane Odile

Tourist destination Cabo San Lucas lashed by Hurricane Odile

They are calling Hurricane Odile a monster storm, and this huge storm headed straight for the tourist town of Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas, making landfall Sunday night at approximately 9:45 pm with ...

Baja California is bracing for dangerous hurricane about to make landfall

Mexican tourist region about to be hit by 205 km storm Baja California is bracing for dangerous hurricane about to make landfall

Cabo San Lucas in Northern Mexico is a known travel and tourism region, commonly called Cabo.

New tax penalty when eating at McDonald's or Burger King

Healthy living - McDonald's makes it impossible - additional taxes justified New tax penalty when eating at McDonald's or Burger King

The extensive Global Burden of Disease Study, published earlier this year, showed that the percentage of adults who are overweight rose 28.8 percent between 1980 and 2013.

Head of largest provider of vacations to the Caribbean shares vision

Head of largest provider of vacations to the Caribbean shares vision

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In the Caribbean, tourism is the major economic driver, which lends itself to being the most powerful motivation for social change.

The latest Saint Lucia Tourist Board social media campaign

The latest Saint Lucia Tourist Board social media campaign

SAINT LUCIA – Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for a decade now, the iconic twin peaks of the Saint Lucia Pitons are synonymous with Saint Lucian identity.

Punto Azul load factor up 46 percent

Punto Azul load factor up 46 percent

Punto Azul, has released it August 2014 passenger statistics reporting a 74% load factor with 11,866 passengers uplifted.

Mexico City – Managua now on Aero Mexico

Mexico City – Managua now on Aero Mexico

Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announces that starting on December 10, it will connect Mexico City to Managua, Nicaragua, 6 times a week.

The festival of chocolate and more chocolate continues

The festival of chocolate and more chocolate continues

SOUFRIERE, Saint Lucia - This October Jade Mountain, just named number one hotel in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure, is all about chocolate.

JAPEX 2014: Tourism Linkages Hub to build and strengthen business ties

JAPEX 2014: Tourism Linkages Hub to build and strengthen business ties

KINGSTON, Jamaica - In keeping with ongoing efforts to improve the linkages between tourism, manufacturing, agriculture and other sectors of the economy, the Tourism Linkages Hub will assist in ...

WTTC: Day one of summit wraps

World Travel & Tourism Summit in Lima, Peru WTTC: Day one of summit wraps

LIMA, Peru (eTN) - Day one of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Summit, themed “Facing Challenges Finding Opportunities,” wrapped up today and will continue tomorrow, September ...

Tweets live from World Travel & Tourism Council Summit in Peru

Tweets live from World Travel & Tourism Council Summit in Peru

LIMA, Peru (eTN) - Tweets are flying in as the opening day of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) resumes after a short break.

LIVE: Get the whole picture of WTTC Summit opening

World Travel & Tourism Summit ongoing now in Peru LIVE: Get the whole picture of WTTC Summit opening

LIMA, Peru (eTN) - Day one of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Summit, themed “Facing Challenges Finding Opportunities,” is seeing a stellar lineup of speakers.

Jamaica tourism shines a spotlight on the craft industry

Jamaica tourism shines a spotlight on the craft industry

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Underscoring the importance of the new Craft Council of Jamaica, the Hon. Dr.

Volaris: Passenger numbers up 3 percent

Volaris: Passenger numbers up 3 percent

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2014.

Barbados launches new tourism divisions

Barbados launches new tourism divisions

NEW YORK, NY - The island of Barbados is pleased to announce its newest division of tourism affairs, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority ...

Reality of marijuana tourism: Caribbean Tourism Organization debate

Reality of marijuana tourism: Caribbean Tourism Organization debate

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The notion or reality of marijuana tourism will be discussed at the upcoming State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) in the USVI next week.

PoolSafe debuts at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island Bahamas

PoolSafe debuts at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island Bahamas

The revolutionary poolside "safe" for hotel, resort and cruise line guests to stow their valuables is now available at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

Turks and Caicos cruise tourist numbers triple

Turks and Caicos cruise tourist numbers triple

TURKS AND CAICOS - A new deep water port is set to be built in East Caicos allowing a second point of access for cruise ships in the TCI.

 CANATURH - Honduras: Do you have time?

CANATURH - Honduras: Do you have time?

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Having and quantifying time is a subject that has fascinated man for eons.

Croc's Casino Costa Rica now Las Vegas style

Croc's Casino Costa Rica now Las Vegas style

LAS VEGAS - Global gaming entertainment leader IGT brings the authentic Las Vegas-style gaming experience to Costa Rica with its agreement to provide IGT games and systems to Croc's Casino ...

Colombia: Commercial plane crash kills all passengers on board

Colombia: Commercial plane crash kills all passengers on board

A commercial airplane crashed in Colombia's southwestern jungle, killing 10 passengers and crew.

Tourists, including a child, were killed at this crash in Colombia's Amazon rainforest.

Public policies to support SMEs of the greater Caribbean region

Public policies to support SMEs of the greater Caribbean region

A central objective of organizations responsible for supporting Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean is to improve the potential for growth, innovation and ...

SICA and the ACS: Building the bridge

REGIONAL INTEGRATION: THE IMPORTANCE TO APPROACH THE GREAT CARIBBEAN WITH CENTRAL AMERICA REGION SICA and the ACS: Building the bridge

The Central American Integration System (SICA) was formed in 1991 and is a regional organization which includes the States of Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, ...

Seven Caribbean countries to receive sustainable tourism technical support

Seven Caribbean countries to receive sustainable tourism technical support

ST MICHAEL, Barbados - Seven destinations in the Caribbean & Central America region will receive support to enhance the long-term viability of their tourism sectors.

26 tons heavy, 26 meters long - it's an animal in Argentina

26 tons heavy, 26 meters long - it's an animal in Argentina

26 meters long, 60 tons heavy - it's not a Boeing 737 airplane, it's an animal found in Argentina.

The importance of statistics and geography for development

The importance of statistics and geography for development

Lifting persons in developing countries out of poverty and improving the stance of the country itself has long been a challenge faced by governments, with the Greater Caribbean being no ...

Colombian city on track to be next business and leisure hub in Latin America

Colombian city on track to be next business and leisure hub in Latin America

MIAMI, FL - Cartagena de Indias, the picturesque colonial city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, is experiencing major growth in investment and international arrivals, leading to huge gains in ...

Important Tourism Satellite Account Workshop gets underway in Kingston

Important Tourism Satellite Account Workshop gets underway in Kingston

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A TSA workshop got underway today (September 3) at the Courtleigh Hotel, New Kingston, under the theme: “Establishing a Sustainable Synergy Between Technological Best ...

Karisma receives Green Globe Sustainable Leader Award

Karisma receives Green Globe Sustainable Leader Award

LOS ANGELES, California - This year marks the first time that Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ entire collection of Gourmet Inclusive resorts located in the Riviera Maya in Mexico has been awarded ...

Norbert threatens flooding in Mexico tourist destinations

Norbert threatens flooding in Mexico tourist destinations

Tropical Storm Norbert developed just off the coast of southwest Mexico on Tuesday and will impact Mexico into the weekend.

Sensitizing police personnel to the peculiarities of tourism

Sensitizing police personnel to the peculiarities of tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment in Jamaica continues its efforts to sensitize police personnel to the peculiarities of the tourism industry.

Peru Tourism in La Libertad nearly doubled in seven years

Peru Tourism in La Libertad nearly doubled in seven years

La Libertad is the only region in Peru that contains all three of Peru’s diverse geographical regions: the coast, highlands, and rainforest.

Negril police given new motorcyles

Negril police given new motorcyles

By eTN Staff Writer

NEGRIL, Westmoreland - As part of an ongoing effort to further enhance safety and security in resort areas island-wide, the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, through the Tourism Enhancement ...

Jamaica: Ongoing effort to enhance safety and security in resort areas

Jamaica: Ongoing effort to enhance safety and security in resort areas

NEGRIL, Jamaica - As part of an ongoing effort to further enhance safety and security in resort areas island-wide, the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, through the Tourism Enhancement Fund ...

Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism:  Montego Bay’s cultural center now open

Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism: Montego Bay’s cultural center now open

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Jamaica’s Montago Bay area has a new tourist attraction – the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism has announced.

Costa Rica Immigration Administration: If your visa is expired leave our country immediately

Costa Rica Immigration Administration: If your visa is expired leave our country immediately

Costa Rica's Immigration Administration clarified that foreigners caught with expired visas on their way out of Costa Rica will not be detained as long as they leave the country immediately.

Costa Rica begins enforcing fine for expired visas

Costa Rica begins enforcing fine for expired visas

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Costa Rica’s Immigration Administration will begin enforcing a fine at its borders Monday for travelers whose temporary residency visas have expired.

Tourism stakeholders at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

Tourism stakeholders at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

The 2014 FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise and tourism conference and trade show in the Caribbean, will let delegates and exhibitors target about 1,000 cruise tourism ...

Slum tourism to Rio de Janeiro: Good or bad travel and tourism niche?

Slum tourism to Rio de Janeiro: Good or bad travel and tourism niche?

In June, Brazil found itself awash in tourists, ambling about like walking sacks of cash.

Caribbean visitor arrivals in line with world average

Caribbean Tourism: Strong Canadian arrivals and a Successful Winter Season Place Caribbean visitor arrivals in line with world average

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean recorded a rise in visitor arrivals during the first half of this year, keeping pace with the world average.

Caribbean visitor arrivals in line with world average

Tourist numbers in the Caribbean Caribbean visitor arrivals in line with world average

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – “There is enough evidence to suggest that there is growing economic confidence in the region’s biggest neighbor and this is releasing much pent-up travel demand caused ...

Tourism ministers meet on joint partnerships

Tourism ministers meet on joint partnerships

ST JOHNS, Antigua - A historic meeting was held between the Honourable Asot Michael, Antigua and Barbuda's Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy and Ontario's Minister of ...

Playa Resorts names new GM for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Playa Resorts names new GM for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

FT LAUDERDALE, FL and MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Playa Resorts Management, the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts BV, today announced the appointment of Carl A Hendriks as ...

Farmers in Central America generate energy from coffee wastewater

Farmers in Central America generate energy from coffee wastewater

The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee ...

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