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One happy island of Aruba celebrates one huge milestone

One happy island of Aruba celebrates one huge milestone

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - One happy island of Aruba celebrated one huge milestone, Wednesday, Dec. 17.

If you want to see 'real Cuba' book your trips now

If you want to see 'real Cuba' book your trips now

Online searches for trips to Cuba are up a staggering 95 per cent following US President Barack Obama's plans to re-develop relations between the two countries.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts blazing trails in Aruba’s eco-tourism

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts blazing trails in Aruba’s eco-tourism

LOS ANGELES, California - The luxurious Caribbean Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba, stands at the pinnacle of environmental tourism excellence.

Hyatt plans two new hotels in Brazil

Hyatt plans two new hotels in Brazil

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation and FSA Group SA announced today that joint venture entities formed by Hyatt affiliates and FSA Group have entered into agreements to purchase two sites in ...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts strengthens footprint in Colombia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts strengthens footprint in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc continues its growth momentum in Latin America and strengthens its presence in Colombia with the openings of Four Points Bogota and ...

Silver Airways further expands flights from Florida to the Bahamas

Silver Airways further expands flights from Florida to the Bahamas

Silver Airways, who already offers more routes between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline, is offering even more travel options with the introduction of three new nonstop routes ...

Montego Bay airport workers thanked for contribution to tourism

Montego Bay airport workers thanked for contribution to tourism

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - As Jamaica welcomes the start to the 2014/2015 winter tourist season Customs and Immigration workers as well as Red Cap Porters at the Sangster International Airport (SIA) ...

Jamaica: Partnership being bolstered to enhance safety in resort areas

Jamaica: Partnership being bolstered to enhance safety in resort areas

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The strong partnership between the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment and the Ministry of National Security was further bolstered yesterday when the respective ministers, ...

GOL: Domestic load factor reaches 80 percent

GOL: Domestic load factor reaches 80 percent

SAO PAULO, Brazil -GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, the largest low-cost and best-fare airline in Latin America, hereby announces its preliminary traffic figures for November 2014.

Rio de Janeiro – Copacabana expects 2 million people for New Year’s Eve party

Rio de Janeiro – Copacabana expects 2 million people for New Year’s Eve party

The 450th anniversary of the Marvelous City will be the theme of the biggest New Year's Eve event in open air in the world: the New Year's Eve in Copacabana.

Emerging tourism destination: Why Quito?

Emerging tourism destination: Why Quito?

The future for Quito, Ecuador, is looking bright, with over $87 million in hotel investment announced over the next 10 years, being recognized as South America's leading destination by the World ...

Aeromexico launches Managua service

Aeromexico launches Managua service

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announces the beginning of its new service with six weekly flights between Managua and Mexico City.

W Hotels Worldwide debuts in Colombia

W Hotels Worldwide debuts in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia - W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, today debuted in Colombia with the unveiling of W Bogota.

The Commonwealth of Dominica expands its citizenship by investment program

The Commonwealth of Dominica expands its citizenship by investment program

LONDON, England - Dominica (or the "Nature Island" as it is widely known), in the Eastern Caribbean, is accepted as one of the best places to live.

Jamaica: 1.2 million air seats secured for winter tourist season

Jamaica: 1.2 million air seats secured for winter tourist season

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Well over one million air seats have been secured to accomodate the influx of tourists who are expected to visit Jamaica during the highly anticipated Winter Tourist ...

Top 10 tourism destination countries for human rights, green growth and social welfare

Top 10 tourism destination countries for human rights, green growth and social welfare

Ethical Traveler, a non-profit organization released this week its annual list of tourism destination countries that are leading to promote human rights, preserve environments and support social ...

Air Canada inaugurates direct flight linking Rio de Janeiro and Toronto

Air Canada inaugurates direct flight linking Rio de Janeiro and Toronto

Starting today, Canada is closer to Rio de Janeiro. Air Canada launched its operations at RIOgaleão - Tom Jobim International Airport, with the first aircraft landing at 2pm in Rio.

Caribbean's newest destination to welcome first cruise ship in 2015

Caribbean's newest destination to welcome first cruise ship in 2015

MIAMI, FL - Amber Cove, an exciting new destination located in the heart of the Dominican Republic's breathtaking North Coast, known as the Amber Coast, just outside the historical town of Puerto ...

InterCaribbean Airways new services in Haiti, Jamaica and Dominican Republic

InterCaribbean Airways new services in Haiti, Jamaica and Dominican Republic

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands - InterCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce the commencement of new non-stop services to and from Kingston, Jamaica and Santo Domingo, Dominican ...

Emerging technologies in tourism sector could offer new employment opportunities in the Caribbean

Emerging technologies in tourism sector could offer new employment opportunities in the Caribbean

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, hosted a concluding ...

Menu For Tourists

Menu For Tourists

Rio de Janeiro launched a new app that translates menus for multiple languages and help tourists to choose restaurants in the city.

Rio de Janeiro perpetuates the father of the “Girl from Ipanema” song

Rio de Janeiro perpetuates the father of the “Girl from Ipanema” song

By Flavia David

The Rio Tourism Board inaugurated a statue in honor of Tom Jobim at Ipanema Beach.

Copa Airlines brings more Latin American tourists to Cuba

Copa Airlines brings more Latin American tourists to Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba - The central Cuban province of Villa Clara and its northern keys expect an increasing number of visitors from over 20 Latin American cities, who begin to arrive here today on a first ...

Word of Mouth: The Caribbean island of Nevis is Hot! Hot!! Hot!!!

The West Indies’ best kept secret is the star of FedEx’s global media campaign Word of Mouth: The Caribbean island of Nevis is Hot! Hot!! Hot!!!

NEW YORK, New York - Word of mouth - no pun intended – is that Nevis’ Chef Llewellyn Clarke’s Llewellyn’s Hot Pepper Sauce is the star of Federal Express ‘Show the World’ global ...

Colombia makes gains in global rankings for success, stability and business

Colombia makes gains in global rankings for success, stability and business

BOGOTA, Colombia - Two recent global reports have highlighted Colombia for its strong business climate and impressive economic improvements, which have made the country increasingly attractive to ...

Panama to Costa Rica: 6.8 Monday earthquake felt

Panama to Costa Rica: 6.8 Monday earthquake felt

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 occurred near David, Panama, at 08:54:52.00 UTC on December 8, 2014. No tsunami was generated.

Local authorities are warning of aftershocks and ...

International visitor spending in Brazil up 6.21 percent

International visitor spending in Brazil up 6.21 percent

BRASILIA, Brazil - According to data released by the Central Bank of Brazil, between January and October, foreign tourists visiting the country spent USD 5.915 billion dollars.

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort completes $16 million renovation

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort completes $16 million renovation

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands - Winter might be approaching, but the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, nestled on the Caribbean's beloved Seven Mile Beach, is taking guests back to a summer ...

Volaris: Passenger traffic up 17 percent

Volaris: Passenger traffic up 17 percent

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

IHG opens new hotel in Yopal, Colombia

IHG opens new hotel in Yopal, Colombia

MIAMI, FL - InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Yopal, Colombia.

Brazil: Disabled woman had to crawl up the stairs to board a  GOL Airlines plane

Brazil: Disabled woman had to crawl up the stairs to board a GOL Airlines plane

Brazilian aviation authorities have questioned GOL Airlines and airport operator Infraero for allowing a disabled woman to crawl up the stairs to board a flight.

Bermuda will host 35th America’s Cup in 2017

Bermuda will host 35th America’s Cup in 2017

In a strong sign of support for Bermuda's large-scale events scene, the America’s Cup Event Authority announced this week that the island country has been selected to host the 35th America’s ...

2014 Best Caribbean Golf Destination named

2014 Best Caribbean Golf Destination named

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Dominican Republic is thrilled to announce its title of Caribbean's Best Golf Destination 2014 in the World Golf Awards.

Rosalie Bay Resort leads eco and wellness in Dominica

Rosalie Bay Resort leads eco and wellness in Dominica

LOS ANGELES, California - Rosalie Bay Resort is an Eco-Boutique & Wellness Retreat located on the tropical island of Dominica, home to eight active volcanoes, abundant wildlife, more than ...

Venezuela owes international airlines US$3.6 billion

Venezuela owes international airlines US$3.6 billion

Venezuela's pending dollar disbursements to airlines have fallen to around US$3.6 billion after the government released some of the funds held up by the country's currency controls, IATA said.

ACS concludes 17th Intersessional Preparatory Meeting of the Ministerial Council

Association of Caribbean States ACS concludes 17th Intersessional Preparatory Meeting of the Ministerial Council

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago - The 17th Intersessional Preparatory Meeting of the Ministerial Council was convened by the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) on December 1, 2014 in Port ...

Aeromexico makes Panama its 16th destination in Latin America

Aeromexico makes Panama its 16th destination in Latin America

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announces that starting on May 14th, 2015, it will be offering flights between Mexico City and Panama City, making Panama its 16th ...

New GM at Saint Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

New GM at Saint Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

VIEUX FORT, Saint Lucia –A new General Manager has been appointed at Saint Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa.

Azul orders 35 A320neo

Brazilian airline complements fleet with A320s for domestic long-haul flights Azul orders 35 A320neo

Azul Brazilian Airlines has signed a purchase agreement for 35 A320neo Family aircraft.

McNeill: Tourist dollars boon for Jamaica's economy

McNeill: Tourist dollars boon for Jamaica's economy

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica - The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment says that the local economy continues to receive a major boost from billions of dollars which are currently flowing into the island, ...

Calling on Canadian government to alleviate tourism labor shortage

Calling on Canadian government to alleviate tourism labor shortage

By Peter Johansen, special to eTN

OTTAWA, CANADA - The Canadian government must implement a number of changes in job training and immigration policy if a severe labor shortage in the tourism industry is to be averted over the next ...

Internationally-recognised Guyanese personalities appointed Tourism Ambassadors

Internationally-recognised Guyanese personalities appointed Tourism Ambassadors

Guyana’s 2014 Tourism Awards ceremony heralded the official beginning of the Ambassador Program, which saw popular Guyanese figures being appointed as Tourism Ambassadors for the country.

Certified green vacations at Bay Gardens Resorts, St. Lucia

Certified green vacations at Bay Gardens Resorts, St. Lucia

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announces all three of Bay Gardens Resorts properties - Bay Gardens Hotel, Bay Gardens Inn and Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa - have achieved ...

ACS convenes 17th Intersessional Preparatory Meeting of the Ministerial Council

Association of Caribbean States ACS convenes 17th Intersessional Preparatory Meeting of the Ministerial Council

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) will convene the 17th Intersessional Preparatory Meeting of the Ministerial Council on December 1st, 2014 in Port of ...

Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister: It was a callous and reprehensible act

Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister: It was a callous and reprehensible act

A callous and reprehensible act that we condemn in the strongest way!

National Car Rental expands Emerald Club in Latin America

MajorAirports in Mexico and 11 Additional Countries Now Offering Emerald Club Priority Service National Car Rental expands Emerald Club in Latin America

Frequent travelers to Latin America can now experience the speed, choice and convenience offered through National Car Rental's award-winning Emerald Club loyalty program.

Unruly drunk forces Cuba-bound flight to divert to Bermuda

Unruly drunk forces Cuba-bound flight to divert to Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda - An unruly passenger forced a Cuba-bound flight this afternoon to divert to the Island, where he was arrested.

Villanueva: DR tourism sector grew 14 percent in October

Villanueva: DR tourism sector grew 14 percent in October

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The tourism sector’s impressive growth this year, the highest since 2007, results from internal and external factors, said the Dominican Republic Hotels and ...

USVI tourism enjoys strong summer

USVI tourism enjoys strong summer

A strong summer season boosted tourism numbers for the United States Virgin Islands, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

Caribbean destinations ranked

Caribbean destinations ranked

NEW YORK, NY - The Caribbean is the world’s most tourism-intensive region.

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