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CTO launches new creative tourism teaching tools

The teaching of tourism education in Caribbean primary school just got easier with the launch this week of creative teaching tools by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).

Embraer advances in the E190-E2 certification campaign

Embraer performed last Friday afternoon, at the Sao Jose dos Campos facility, the maiden flight of the E190-E2 fourth prototype, which was completed in two hours.

Aruba partners with United Nations-sanctiones International Day of Happiness

United Nations sanctioned International Day of Happiness and the "One happy island" of Aruba announced a brand partnership with a mutual, long-term goal of inspiring acts of happiness ...

Deadly El Nino rain in Peru are turning deserts into violent muddy rivers Traveling to Peru? Don't !

It's not a good time for tourists to travel to Peru. Tourists should stay away from Peru right now. Lima and other parts of Peru are collapsing in mud.

Chile to add 11 million acres to national parkland

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, leader of Tompkins Conservation, today signed a pledge to dramatically expand national parkland in Chile by approximately 11 ...

FCCA Central America Cruise Summit to take place in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is proud to announce that registration has opened for the FCCA Central America Cruise Summit.

Royal Caribbean to grow tourism to The Bahamas

The world's largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, has committed to a multi-year agreement with the island nation of The Bahamas that will help grow tourism to the destination, ...

Largest cruise ship to begin calls to Port of Spain from August 2017

The MSC Fantasia will begin calls to Port of Spain during the 2017/8 cruise season.

Cathay Pacific Airways adds to its Latin American presence with Discover the World

Cathay Pacific Airways, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, today announced a partnership with Discover the World that will increase the Hong Kong-based airline's presence in Latin ...

Jamaica Tourism investing in the human factor

While addressing the awardees at the Tourism Enhancement Fund’s (TEF’s) highly-anticipated Staff Awards Dinner recently, Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett shared that “we don’t have oil, ...

Mexican hospitality and diverse tourism experiences fuel major growth

International tourists visiting Mexico spent 10.4 percent more than last year, highlighting the strength of Mexico's appeal to luxury travelers, interest in multi-destination visits, and demand ...

Down Puerto Vallarta 2017 dates announced

Puerto Vallarta’s majestic Sierra Madre, blue Bay of Banderas and iconic Malecon will provide the perfect background of mountain-meets-sea for the first edition of the urban bicycle race, Down ...

Puerto Vallarta: Another record year in visitor arrivals

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has announced that preliminary occupancy rates for the destination’s hotels show a 4% increase in tourism arrivals as compared to 2016 when the destination had ...

Green Globe certifies first Hyatt property in Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Cancun put together 11 Sustainability Teams to tackle Green Globe certification’s four key themes: Sustainable Management; Cultural Heritage; Social Economic and Environment.

Aruba solidifies its positioning as the most decorated destination in the Caribbean

Solidifying its positioning as the most decorated destination in the Caribbean, Aruba swept dozens of industry awards and top consumer rankings over the past year – accepting accolades ranging ...

ASUR airport group reports increase in passenger traffic

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B.

Chuquisaca, Bolivia hit by strong earthquake

A powerful and deep earthquake hit Chiquisaca, Bolivia at 14:09 UTC on February 21, 2017.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.5

Date-Time • 21 Feb 2017 14:09:04 ...

Jamaica Tourism Minister stresses need to transform Montego Bay Hip Strip

The need for a transformation was highlighted by Jamaica Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett and Prime Minister, the Most Hon.

Plane crash appears to be very tragic says Victorian Police Minister

A plane crash occurred at approximately 9 am local time near Essendon airport in Melbourne, Australia, in an area used mainly by light aircraft.

Strong earthquake hits Jujuy Province in Argentina

Very strong earthquake rocked Jujuy Province, Argentina on February 18, 2017.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.3

Date-Time • 18 Feb 2017 12:10:15 UTC

Buenos Aires launches free gastronomic tours for visitors

The city of Buenos Aires is enjoying a special year with its designation as Ibero-American Capital of Gastronomic Culture.

After much hard work, Hyatt Ziva Cancun achieves Green Globe certification

Hyatt Ziva Cancun put together 11 Sustainability Teams to tackle Green Globe certification’s four key themes: Sustainable Management; Cultural Heritage; Social Economic and Environment.

Jamaica Tourism working to make carnival more marketable

A meeting was held at the Spanish Court Hotel recently to discuss a partnership between various ministries such as the Ministries of Tourism, Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, and National ...

New CEO for Embraer's Executive Jets business unit named

Embraer announced today the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit.

Copa Holdings announces financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016

Copa Holdings, S.A. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16) and full year 2016.

OPERATING AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Oceania Cruises reveals late 2017 voyages To Cuba

Oceania Cruises announced an additional series of journeys to Cuba in November and December 2017.

Cuba travel boom projected in 2017

Demand for Cuba travel is not slowing among American travelers despite the continued US government restrictions limiting approved travel to the island nation via 12 authorized categories, based on ...

Brazil's largest airline to sell leaseback five Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., Brazil's largest airline, announces today a Sale and Leaseback agreement for five Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft with AWAS.

Big Nude Boat brings 3000 naked cruise tourists to the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Tourism is looking forward to CARNIVAL Cruise Lines' Bare Necessities "Big Nude Boat" cruise.

Delta Vacations announces more Cuba options

Travelers who want to visit Cuba now have more options with Delta Vacations, as the company announced today that it has expanded its portfolio to include escorted tours that help travelers satisfy ...

Top New Carribean Hotel of the Year named

The Riu Republica hotel, part of the international chain RIU Hotels & Resorts, has been chosen by Expedia Inc.

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism to pay tribute to Jimmy Cliff at IRIE FM’s event

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, will pay tribute to Mr. Jimmy Cliff, OM – the recipient of IRIE FM’s first lifetime achievement award.

Points expands presence in Latin America and Caribbean with Copa Airlines partnership

Points today announced a partnership with Copa Airlines to enable ConnectMiles program members to buy, gift or transfer their reward miles.

Aeromexico transported 1 million 638 thousand passengers in January

Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. today reported January 2017 operational results.

Falmouth Invasion: Keep the resort town clean and foster civic pride

Scores of tourism officials and stakeholders led by Minister of Tourism, Hon.

Jamaica's Tourism Miniter to participate in 'Falmouth Invasion' Sensitization March

In recent times, Falmouth has received significant attention as it has been identified as a key area for the development of Jamaica’s tourism product.

Peru hotel: Going, going, gone!

The 50-room La Hacienda hotel in Lircay, Peru, was built in Colonial times 200 years ago, but now it no longer exists.

Cunard's Queen Victoria sails the Amazon

This morning, Cunard's luxury cruise ship, Queen Victoria, made her maiden voyage through the 'Meeting of Waters,' and became the largest passenger ship to sail the Amazon, sailing between the ...

Celebrity chef cooks and serves in his birthday suit on transformational retreat NAKED

Jamie Oliver can say goodbye to his self-acclaimed title: "The naked chef" because it's just been taken literally by somebody else.

Craft Development Institute to be established in Jamaica

The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts to develop a Craft Development ...

Landmark Machu Picchu hotel celebrates 10th anniversary in 2017

In keeping with its recent major renovation stressing historic Peruvian and Andean themes, in conjunction with its 10-year anniversary in 2017, Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel has created an evocative ...

Unique immersive tours of Canada

Taking a small group tour with just 14 guests makes such a difference when you want to experience a new destination.

Ocean Cay set to become a natural paradise exclusive to MSC Cruises guests

MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world's largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, today broke ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

Wideroe signs order for up to 15 Embraer E2 aircraft

Embraer has signed a contract with Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, for up to 15 E2 family jets.

Blue Parrot nightlclub shooting in Cancun: Deadly attack on LGBT travelers to Mexico

Every gay tourist in Mexico sees the Blue Parrot Club as a must place to go. It's packed every night of th week, and was the scene of a deadly attack.

Excellence Oyster Bay - first adults-only resort of its kind in Montego Bay

Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts, renowned for their award-winning luxury resorts in the Caribbean, are pleased to announce their newest venture in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Embraer reaches jet delivery targets in 2016

Embraer delivered 32 commercial and 43 executive jets, 25 of which are light jets and 18 are large, during the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16).

Minister: Kingston City Run highlights Jamaica's capital as an ideal tourist destination

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded Kingston City Run Marathon as a unique event which highlights Kingston as an ideal tourist destination to thousands each year.

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