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Puerto Rico hotel occupancy rates increase in February

Puerto Rico hotel occupancy rates increase in February

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico’s tourism industry continues to grow, as noted by the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Ingrid I.

BTMI and BHTA partner to launch Brilliant Barbados

BTMI and BHTA partner to launch Brilliant Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Following on the heels of the strong start of the 2015 winter season, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

Colombia to exhibit at WTM Latin America for first time

Colombia to exhibit at WTM Latin America for first time

The third WTM Latin America, which will take place from April 22 to 24 at the Expo Centre Norte in Sao Paulo, is delighted to welcome Colombia to the event for the first time this year.

IAAF World Relays prepared for successful May launch in The Bahamas

IAAF World Relays prepared for successful May launch in The Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas – It is about to get faster in The Bahamas, when the IAFF World Relays will take place on May 2 and 3, 2015 in Nassau, Bahamas.

Bahamas lead 22nd annual World Travel Awards nominations

Position Cemented As Caribbean Destination of Choice Bahamas lead 22nd annual World Travel Awards nominations

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Islands Of The Bahamas are very excited to be nominated in 9 different categories in the 22nd World Travel Awards in the following categories: “Caribbean’s Leading ...

GOL: Domestic load factor reached 81 percent in 2015

GOL: Domestic load factor reached 81 percent in 2015

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, the largest low-cost and best-fare airline in Latin America, hereby announces its preliminary air traffic figures for February 2015.

Puerto Rico to welcome world’s largest cruise ships in 2016

Puerto Rico to welcome world’s largest cruise ships in 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Next year Puerto Rico will welcome the largest cruise ships in the world, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, both from the Royal Caribbean line, as announced today ...

Promoting trade development of short-distance maritime transport in the Greater Caribbean

Promoting trade development of short-distance maritime transport in the Greater Caribbean

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - As part of the initiative “Interconnectivity Improvement to Trade Facilitation and Short-Distance Maritime Transport in the Greater Caribbean,” which seeks ...

The Colaboratorio rises to host the transformation of Puerto Rico

The Colaboratorio rises to host the transformation of Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Founder and chairman of the board of directors of Foundation for Puerto Rico (FPR), Jon Borschow, announced the opening of the Colaboratorio, an innovative collaborative ...

WTM Latin America 2015 sees huge visitor and buyer interest

WTM Latin America 2015 sees huge visitor and buyer interest

WTM Latin America, which takes place from April 22-24 alongside the 43 Braztoa Business Meeting, has seen phenomenal visitor and buyer interest with pre-registered figures more than 20% up on ...

Caribbean wellness trailblazer inspiring new brand of holistic therapy

Health tourism reaches new level Caribbean wellness trailblazer inspiring new brand of holistic therapy

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, West Indies - Patricia Berry-Greenidge has crisscrossed the Atlantic and Caribbean Seas in her quest to bring ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) standards to ...

City of Rio concludes tourism project of accessibility for the Olympics

City of Rio concludes tourism project of accessibility for the Olympics

A tourism project creates adaptations for access to Christ the Redeemer statue/Corcovado, Botanical Garden, Sugar Loaf, Tijuca Forest and all routes customarily used by visitors.

Latin American exhibitors confirm their presence at WTM Latin America 2015

Sao Paulo World Travel Market April 22-24, 2015 Latin American exhibitors confirm their presence at WTM Latin America 2015

Since its first edition, WTM Latin America, the event that brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the world, will attract a large number of national and international ...

Chile earthquake rocks Putre of the Parinacota Province in the Arica-Parinacota region

Chile earthquake rocks Putre of the Parinacota Province in the Arica-Parinacota region

A 6.4 earthquake was measured at 4.51 UTC time 30 miles from Putre. Putre is a Chilean town and commune, capital of the Parinacota Province in the Arica-Parinacota region.

Guatemala cruise industry is flourishing

Guatemala cruise industry is flourishing

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – Participating in one of the most important cruise trade events of the year this week, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Guatemala Tourism Board is eager to showcase the ...

Guatemala showcases country's flourishing cruise industry at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015

Guatemala showcases country's flourishing cruise industry at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - Participating in one of the most important cruise trade events of the year this week, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Guatemala Tourism Board is eager to showcase the ...

The Bahamas is the official home of the swimming pigs

The Bahamas Offers the Only Opportunity for Travelers to Swim with Pigs The Bahamas is the official home of the swimming pigs

THE EXUMAS, Bahamas – The Bahamas is the "Official Home of the Swimming Pigs." Visitors to the islands are happily embracing the unique and special experience of swimming with the pigs on the ...

St. Kitts 'makes waves' at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015

St. Kitts 'makes waves' at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015

BASSETERRE, St Kitts - From March 16-19, 2015, St Kitts' new Minister of Tourism, Mr Lindsay Grant, along with the CEO of the St Kitts Tourism Authority, Ms.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts strengthens Latin America portfolio with new hotels in Mexico

Starwood Hotels & Resorts strengthens Latin America portfolio with new hotels in Mexico

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today announced an agreement with GH Pegasus to open Aloft Tijuana, Aloft Coatzacoalcos and Aloft Poza Rica by the end of 2017, and an ...

Crucial role of a tourism policy in enhancing tourism activity

Carribbean States Tourism policies Crucial role of a tourism policy in enhancing tourism activity

The Association of Caribbean States is dedicated to promoting sustainable practices in tourism through joint collaboration with other tourism agencies within the Greater Caribbean to foster growth ...

Airport modernization projects at Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius

Dutch Caribbean Airports upgrade Airport modernization projects at Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius

ADB Group is participating in upgrades at the airports of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.

WTM Latin America 2015 fully supported by Latin American trade associations

WTM Latin America 2015 fully supported by Latin American trade associations

Promote Latin America to the world and bring the world to Latin America.

Miami Beach turns 100 with celebrations like no other destination in the world

Miami Beach turns 100 with celebrations like no other destination in the world

MIAMI BEACH, FL - Gloria Estefan, Andrea Bocelli, Barry Gibb, Flo Rida, Wyclef Jean, Jon Secada and Diego Torres are just a few of the celebrities who will be helping Miami Beach celebrate its ...

Lima Airport wins Skytrax “Best Airport in South America 2015”

Wins award for 7th consecutive year Lima Airport wins Skytrax “Best Airport in South America 2015”

For the seventh consecutive year and eighth time overall, Peru’s Jorge Chavéz International Airport (LIM) in the capital city of Lima has been chosen by passengers as the “Best Airport in ...

Six cities confirmed as headquarters for Olympic soccer matches

Six cities confirmed as headquarters for Olympic soccer matches

It's confirmed. In addition to Rio de Janeiro, five other Brazilian cities will host soccer matches during the 2016 Olympic Games.

WTM Latin America 2015: Meet the exhibitors who will be exhibiting in the Global Village

WTM Latin America 2015: Meet the exhibitors who will be exhibiting in the Global Village

Destinations, tourism products and travel tech services from around the world have confirmed their presence at WTM Latin America 2015, which will take place from April 22 and 24 in Sao Paulo at ...

Meet Puerto Rico seeks group business in Colombia

Meet Puerto Rico seeks group business in Colombia

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Colombia and Puerto Rico continue to work on joint trade relations, this time in the groups and conventions tourism segment, Milton Segarra, president and CEO of Meet ...

St Lucia: Tourism up 14 percent

St Lucia: Tourism up 14 percent

CASTRIES, St Lucia - St Lucia’s tourism sector is off to a very strong start in 2015, according to the government.

NEET’s Culture Day 2015 theme promotes literacy in Jamaica

NEET’s Culture Day 2015 theme promotes literacy in Jamaica

Culture Day 2015 will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 1:00 pm at Traveller’s Beach Resort & Spa, located on Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril, Jamaica.

Vanuatu, Solomon Islands: Tourist paradise hit by deadly cyclone

Vanuatu, Solomon Islands: Tourist paradise hit by deadly cyclone

Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea are both considered a travel and tourism paradise in the south Pacific Ocean.

Incorporating indigenous knowledge into disaster policies

Incorporating indigenous knowledge into disaster policies

There is a popular saying within the disaster management community that “all disasters are local.” If we, the population, accept this old bromide, then we must also consider its corollary: ...

Returning Montego Bay’s popular ‘Hip Strip’ to its ‘glory days’

Returning Montego Bay’s popular ‘Hip Strip’ to its ‘glory days’

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment on Tuesday (March 10) outlined proposals to redevelop Montego Bay’s popular ‘Hip Strip’ and return it to the vibrant hot spot ...

Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort - growing sustainably

Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort - growing sustainably

LOS ANGELES, California - Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort is a Belize eco-resort nestled in 21 acres of rare coastal forest facing the Caribbean Sea.

WTM Latin America announces conference programme

WTM Latin America announces conference programme

During a press conference held in São Paulo on Thursday morning, 26 February, WTM Latin America and Braztoa (Brazilian Association of Tour Operators) announced the new initiatives that will take ...

WTM Latin America announces conference program

WTM Latin America announces conference program

During a press conference held in São Paulo on Thursday morning, February 26, WTM Latin America and Braztoa (Brazilian Association of Tour Operators) announced the new initiatives that will take ...

Global Wellness Summit announces Mexico City as host city for 9th annual event

Global Wellness Summit announces Mexico City as host city for 9th annual event

NEW YORK, New York, USA –The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) today announced that its ninth annual conference will be held November 13-15 in Mexico City at The St. Regis Mexico City.

The island of Montserrat is on the rebound

The island of Montserrat is on the rebound

PLYMOUTH, Montserrat - The island of Montserrat is on the rebound.

Copa Holdings announces traffic statistics for February 2015

Copa Holdings announces traffic statistics for February 2015

PANAMA CITY, Panama - Copa Holdings, SA, today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for February 2015:

Operating Data February February % Change YTD YTD % Change

Legendary “Lost City” found in Honduras rainforest

Legendary “Lost City” found in Honduras rainforest

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - For centuries, tales of a “White City” — the legendary home of a lost civilization — generated myths about its archaeological and natural wonders.

Association of Caribbean States convenes its XX Ordinary Meeting of the Ministerial Council

Association of Caribbean States convenes its XX Ordinary Meeting of the Ministerial Council

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The designated UNESCO World Heritage Site of La Antigua, Guatemala welcomed Regional Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Vice Ministers, Ambassadors and ...

UNESCO World Heritage site of La Antigua, Guatemala meeting of minsters

UNESCO World Heritage site of La Antigua, Guatemala meeting of minsters

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The designated UNESCO World Heritage site of La Antigua, Guatemala, welcomed regional Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Vice Ministers, Ambassadors and ...

Southwest Airlines reports February traffic

Southwest Airlines reports February traffic

Southwest Airlines Co. announced today that the company flew 7.6 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in February 2015, a 6.0 percent increase from the 7.1 billion RPMs flown in February ...

Strong earthquake rocks Colombia, prompts evacuation

Strong earthquake rocks Colombia, prompts evacuation

BOGOTA, Colombia - Strong earthquake rocked Colombian capital of Bogota, prompting mass evacuations from the city’s buildings. Strong and prolonged tremors sparked panic and a social media ...

Curaçao to launch new International BlueSeas Festival this May

Curaçao to launch new International BlueSeas Festival this May

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Following the success of the renowned Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao will host its inaugural Curaçao International BlueSeas ...

Dead: 10 sports celebrities after helicopter crash in Argentina

Dead: 10 sports celebrities after helicopter crash in Argentina

Camille Muffat, 25, won three medals, including gold in the 400m freestyle in the 2012 London Olympics. She retired from competitive swimming in 2014.

St. Kitts prepares to sizzle for 2015 St. Kitts Music Festival

St. Kitts prepares to sizzle for 2015 St. Kitts Music Festival

BASSETERRE - The St Kitts Tourism Authority announced today that the staging of the world-renowned St. Kitts Music Festival takes place 25th to 27th June, 2015.

Trinidad and Tobago receives award for Sustainable Tourism Promotion at ITB 2015

Trinidad and Tobago receives award for Sustainable Tourism Promotion at ITB 2015

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Trinidad and Tobago represented by a delegation of senior government officials from the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company (TDC) and the Tobago House of ...

Trinidad and Tobago receives award for Sustainable Tourism Promotion at ITB 2015

Trinidad and Tobago receives award for Sustainable Tourism Promotion at ITB 2015

PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD –Trinidad and Tobago represented by a delegation of senior government officials from the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company (TDC) and the Tobago House of ...

Trinidad and Tobago continues to shine at ITB 2015

Trinidad and Tobago continues to shine at ITB 2015

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad –Trinidad and Tobago kicked off day two of their participation at ITB with a press conference updating the German media about the diverse product offerings of the ...

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