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Caribbean: Taxation and regional airline industry

Caribbean: Taxation and regional airline industry

The Caribbean regional airline industry has been characterized by a high degree of commercial difficulties.

Green Globe recertifies IBEROSTAR Cancún for outstanding sustainability

Resort goes the extra mile to help sea turtles Green Globe recertifies IBEROSTAR Cancún for outstanding sustainability

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe recently recertified IBEROSTAR Cancún for the third year running ...

Volaris reports passenger traffic growth of 21 percent

Volaris reports passenger traffic growth of 21 percent

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

St. Kitts gets spiced up at Spice Fest 2016

St. Kitts gets spiced up at Spice Fest 2016

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Spice Mill restaurant’s annual Spice Fest was a huge success this year, featuring celebrity chefs, belly dancing, food, art and more.

Ecuador turns to Facebook campaign to aid in earthquake recovery

Ecuador turns to Facebook campaign to aid in earthquake recovery

QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador has taken a tip from a far-flung neighbor about how to manage post-earthquake messaging.

Ibtm latin america to host MCI Americas meeting in Mexico City

Ibtm latin america to host MCI Americas meeting in Mexico City

ibtm

Expecting to bring together some 7,000 suppliers and buyers, ibtm latin america 2016 will hold an education forum, networking events as well as a Hosted Buyer Program.

New flights for Trinidad and Tobago from Toronto

Air Canada announces new air service New flights for Trinidad and Tobago from Toronto

Trinidad & Tobago Tourism

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – New Trinidad and Tobago flights are expected to begin on December 21, 2016, subject to government approval, with flight AC1880 and operate twice weekly from ...

His Imperial Highness Prince Selassie enjoys Jamaica's culture

His Imperial Highness Prince Selassie enjoys Jamaica's culture

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - His Imperial Highness (HIH) Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie, Haile Selassie’s grandson, of Ethiopia and his spouse, Princess Saba Kebede were recently in Jamaica to ...

World Tourism Organization: Progress in Cuba's tourism

World Tourism Organization: Progress in Cuba's tourism

HAVANA, Cuba - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recognized the progress of the sector in Cuba during the inauguration of a regional forum with delegates from 26 countries.

UNWTO Commission for the Americas expresses its full support to Ecuador

UNWTO Commission for the Americas expresses its full support to Ecuador

Ministers and high representatives of UNWTO Members States in the Americas meeting in Havana, Cuba, on the occasion of the 60th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Americas, have expressed ...

Philadelphia: More than cheesesteak

Philadelphia: More than cheesesteak

Maria G. Yates

When I think of Philadelphia two things come to mind: Rocky Balboa and Philly cheesesteak.

St. Regis Mexico City first hotel to appoint Chief Millennials Officer

St. Regis Mexico City first hotel to appoint Chief Millennials Officer

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Bernard de Villèle, director general of The St Regis Mexico City, the cosmopolitan hotel setting the highest standard for luxury and bespoke service in Mexico, introduced ...

Green Globe recertifies GAÏA Riverlodge in Belize

Green Globe recertifies GAÏA Riverlodge in Belize

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe congratulated GAÏA Riverlodge and property owner Daniel Lighter, on its recent recertification ...

Puerto Rico Tourism Company: Island dedicated to containing Zika

Puerto Rico Tourism Company: Island dedicated to containing Zika

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - With the Zika virus making headlines around the world, Puerto Rico has implemented a comprehensive program to protect its nearly four million residents and five million ...

Diversifying Jamaica's tourism product: Timeshare legislation takes effect

Diversifying Jamaica's tourism product: Timeshare legislation takes effect

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Efforts to further diversify Jamaica’s tourism product have been significantly boosted with the introduction of Timeshare legislation.

Minister Mzembi in the Americas for UNWTO 60th Regional Commission Meetings

Minister Mzembi in the Americas for UNWTO 60th Regional Commission Meetings

HAVANA, Cuba - The SADC endorsed candidate for the UNWTO Secretary General position, the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Dr Walter Mzembi is in Cuba to attend the 60th Commission for ...

First US cruise ship in over 50 years sails into Havana

First US cruise ship in over 50 years sails into Havana

HAVANA, Cuba - A US cruise ship has docked in the Cuban capital, Havana, after sailing from Florida - the first such crossing in more than 50 years.

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association delegtion to travel to Cuba in May

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association delegtion to travel to Cuba in May

The thaw in US-Cuba relations continues to have ripple effects all across the Caribbean.

Jamaica and Cuba to sign multi-destination agreement

Jamaica and Cuba to sign multi-destination agreement

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Cuba and Jamaica will sign an agreement this week for multi-destination tourism between the two countries.

Caribbean Airlines creates “positive vibes” with new campaign

Caribbean Airlines creates “positive vibes” with new campaign

Trinidad & Tobago Tourism

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - On April 21, Caribbean Airlines announced the launch of its “Happiest Ultimate Moments” – H.U.M campaign, designed to create “positive vibes” and deliver added ...

Marriott launches Carry-on Charity

Marriott launches Carry-on Charity

Today, Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts launched a new program called “Carry-on Charity" in line with the increasingly-popular trend of meeting attendees looking to give back while ...

US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism appoints new directors

US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism appoints new directors

US VIRGIN ISLANDS - Canika John is the new Director of Marketing for the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, and Frances Williams-Augustin has been given new responsibility as ...

St. Kitts Partners with Tommy Bahama and Belk for tourism promotion

St. Kitts Partners with Tommy Bahama and Belk for tourism promotion

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - To officially launch the Tommy Bahama St. Kitts men's and women's fragrances that were inspired by the serene beaches of the island, St.

SELA event to assess economic cooperation among Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico

SELA event to assess economic cooperation among Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico

CARACAS, Venezuela - The Permanent Secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are organizing the "Regional Meeting on an ...

CTO to present masterclass on customer loyalty at Tourism Human Resources Conference

CTO to present masterclass on customer loyalty at Tourism Human Resources Conference

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As companies examine strategies to grow their revenues by attracting and keeping loyal customers, it is becoming clear that traditional methods of measuring customer ...

Starwood continues aggressive expansion in Latin America

Starwood continues aggressive expansion in Latin America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® today announced that its innovative Aloft brand will soon debut in Peru, with two new properties in the country’s buzzing capital.

Curaçao releases the latest happenings on island

Curaçao releases the latest happenings on island

The Southern Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao may only measure about 180 square miles, but the small bustling island has no shortage of newsworthy events, openings and happenings.

Green Globe awards first certification to Catalonia Royal Tulum

Green Globe awards first certification to Catalonia Royal Tulum

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe congratulated Catalonia Royal Tulum on its inaugural certification and achieving a high compliance score of 81%.

ASUR: Passenger traffic up 8.93 percent

ASUR: Passenger traffic up 8.93 percent

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, SAB de CV, the first privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancún Airport and eight other airports in southeast Mexico, as ...

Aeromexico reports 1Q16 results

Aeromexico reports 1Q16 results

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV today reported its unaudited consolidated results for the first quarter 2016.

KEY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER 2016

Volaris reports record first quarter 2016 results

Volaris reports record first quarter 2016 results

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, today announced its financial results for the first quarter 2016.

Ecuador: We encourage tourists to continue with their travel plans

Ecuador: We encourage tourists to continue with their travel plans

QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador’s ministry of tourism has reported that the tourism infrastructure, services and attractions in the Amazon, Andes, Galapagos and parts of the coast are in excellent ...

Jamaica ranked number three island in the world

Jamaica ranked number three island in the world

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica is celebrating its #3 ranking on the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice “World’s Best Islands” list.

Earth Day message from the Caribbean Tourism Organization

Earth Day message from the Caribbean Tourism Organization

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Today the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) joins the world in recognizing and celebrating Earth Day.

New luxury marina resort in Bimini

Opening this summer: Hilton at Resorts World Bimini New luxury marina resort in Bimini

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

BIMINI, Bahamas – The final phase of marina hotel, Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, is set to officially open this summer.

Cadance All Starts for Jazz 'N Creole in Dominica

Cadance All Starts for Jazz 'N Creole in Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica - Discover Dominica Authority announced the inclusion of the Cadence All Starts for the 7th Dominica’s Jazz ‘n Creole Festival.

Market in Temuco, Chile in flames

Market in Temuco, Chile in flames

The city of Temuco lies 670 km south of Santiago and has a population of approximately 300,000.

Green Globe certifies Catalonia Playa Maroma

Green Globe certifies Catalonia Playa Maroma

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe congratulated Catalonia Playa Maroma on its first certification and a notable compliance score of 82% against accredited criteria.

New adults-only, all-inclusive resort coming soon to Paradise Island, Bahamas

New adults-only, all-inclusive resort coming soon to Paradise Island, Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas - Warwick International Hotels (WIH) has invested US$28 million to create the four-star Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas, which is set to welcome guests this summer as The ...

Minister: Barbados tourist arrival numbers record high

Minister: Barbados tourist arrival numbers record high

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Barbados has increased this season as compared with the same period last year.

Hoteles City Express reaches 108 hotels in operation

Hoteles City Express reaches 108 hotels in operation

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Hoteles City Express, SAB de CV announced today the opening of City Express Ciudad de México Aeropuerto, reaching 108 properties and more than 12,100 rooms in operation.

Ecuador earthquake update

Ecuador earthquake update

Latin Trails

eTurboNews received an update from Latin Trails located in the Galapagos islands of Ecuador, which we would like to share with our readers:

Dear Friends,

Tragic images of Ecuador earthquake emerge

Tragic images of Ecuador earthquake emerge

On April 16, 2016, a huge 7.8 magnitude struck Ecuador.

Jamaica's Tourism Minister to attend important UNWTO meeting

Jamaica's Tourism Minister to attend important UNWTO meeting

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is set to participate in a high level symposium being hosted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to explore ...

Grand Bahama Carnival Kickoff soars to new level

Grand Bahama Carnival Kickoff soars to new level

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – “The Grand Bahama Carnival Kickoff has soared to a new level and the bar has been raised yet again for Nassau. It was truly an event to remember.

St. Martin announces SMART 2016

St. Martin announces SMART 2016

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - SMART - St Martin/St Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show - is slated for May 18th -20th , 2016 at Le Beach Hotel (former Beach Plaza Hotel) on the Northern side of the ...

Powerful 7.8 quake strikes Ecuador

Tsunami alert issued; airport control tower collapses Powerful 7.8 quake strikes Ecuador

A massive 7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador at 23:58:37 UTC on April 16, 2016 about 17 miles northwest of the coastal towns and tourist fishing ports of Muisne and Pedernales.

Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort and Catalonia Yucatan Beach: Impressive sustainability

Green Globe certification Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort and Catalonia Yucatan Beach: Impressive sustainability

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe congratulated Catalonia Riviera Maya and Yucatan Beach on achieving their first certification and their impressive compliance score of 82%.

Caribbean Tourism Organization HR conference: Moving the region from good to great

Caribbean Tourism Organization HR conference: Moving the region from good to great

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean’s economic viability and sustainability must continue to attract the attention of leaders and policymakers in all walks of life as the region continues to ...

Strong earthquake near Champerico, Guatemala

Strong earthquake near Champerico, Guatemala

CHAMPERICO, Guatemala - An earthquake with magnitude 6.2 occurred near Champerico, Guatemala at 14:11:29.90 UTC on Apr 15, 2016.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.2

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