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Seven killed in tourist plane crash

Seven killed in tourist plane crash

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Six tourists from Britain and Spain and their local pilot were killed Monday when their small plane crashed into a golf course after takeoff from Punta Cana in ...

Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament in the Bahamas – Captains Meeting

Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament in the Bahamas – Captains Meeting

The Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament’s second annual Battle in The Bahamas series will kick off on Grand Bahama Island this coming Thursday, April 23-26, with anglers arriving as early as ...

Jamaican hotels to reap benefits from new incentives legislation

Jamaican hotels to reap benefits from new incentives legislation

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Under the new Fiscal Incentives Act, better known as the Omnibus Act, the number of tourism properties eligible for tax benefits for re-investment and refurbishing has ...

Grenada gears up for international cricket games

Grenada gears up for international cricket games

The Grenada Tourism Authority welcomed the West Indies and England cricket teams on Saturday, April 18, at the Maurice Bishop International Airport.

Bahamians become North Pole explorers

Bahamians become North Pole explorers

NASSAU, Bahamas - Two Bahamians are literally sitting on top of the world and they took The Bahamas’ flag with them.

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico to acquire Spanish company DCA

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico to acquire Spanish company DCA

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V.

South Florida travel agents learn more about Trindad & Tobago

South Florida travel agents learn more about Trindad & Tobago

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO TOURISM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY HOSTED EDUCATIONAL EVENING FOR SOUTH FLORIDA TRAVEL AGENTS

Marriott Hotel Georgetown opens

Marriott Hotel Georgetown opens

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - The grand opening of the highly anticipated, internationally branded Marriott Hotel was today undertaken by President Donald Ramotar, in Georgetown Guyana.

Galley Bay Resort & Spa establishes Turtle Sanctuary on Antigua

Galley Bay Resort & Spa establishes Turtle Sanctuary on Antigua

LOS ANGELES, California - Galley Bay Resort & Spa is one of the most committed green resorts in Green Globe’s exclusive collection of certified members on the Island of Antigua.

Jamaica cruising into the fast lane

Jamaica cruising into the fast lane

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Transformational Projects in Ocho Rios, Falmouth and Montego Bay that started last year are well underway and will provide improved services and a more attractive landscape ...

10 reasons to head to Honduras’ Copán Maya site today

10 reasons to head to Honduras’ Copán Maya site today

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Deep in the tropical jungle of western Honduras, lays the ancient Maya city of Copán, welcoming visitors seeking history, archaeology, adventure or a unique mystical ...

First Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival launches in 2015

First Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival launches in 2015

NASSAU, Bahamas - The Bahamas keeps getting better, with an annual Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival launched this year that will draw regional musical acts and revelers in a season of unity and festivity ...

WTM Latin America to feature new Brazilian exhibitors in 2015

WTM Latin America to feature new Brazilian exhibitors in 2015

World Travel Market Latin America, which will take place from April 22-24 will feature brand new Brazilian exhibitors including tour operators, hotels and resorts and car hire companies at the ...

Colombia prepares for Vallenata Festival and 28th Bogota International Book Fair

Colombia prepares for Vallenata Festival and 28th Bogota International Book Fair

From 28 April to 2 May, the Colombian coastal city of Valledupar is bringing out its best asset: “Vallenato.” The 48th Annual Festival of the Vallenata Legend pays tribute to the “López ...

Curaçao to add new international franchise to its hotel offering

Curaçao to add new international franchise to its hotel offering

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao - Today, CMC Real Estate N.V. announced its plans to open the first Courtyard by Marriott brand hotel in Curaçao in the Rif area of Otrobanda.

Six team of adventure racers meet for Dominica's Nature Island Challenge 3.0

Six team of adventure racers meet for Dominica's Nature Island Challenge 3.0

ROSEAU, Dominica – Twenty-four athletes are geared up to take on the Nature Island of Caribbean for the 3rd edition of Dominica’s Nature Island Challenge (NIC).

Festiva, film, arts and fun in Dominica

Festiva, film, arts and fun in Dominica

Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation that includes: hiking and adventure, cultural ...

Rio de Janeiro announces IMEX RUN RIO

Sponsored by RIOTUR – The City of Rio Tourism Board Rio de Janeiro announces IMEX RUN RIO

On May 20, Wednesday, Rio de Janeiro will encourage IMEX participants to run 5 km (3.1 miles) street circuit around Frankfurt.

US arrivals to Trinidad & Tobago up 20 percent

US arrivals to Trinidad & Tobago up 20 percent

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – With a 20 percent increase in visitor arrivals from the U.S., the first quarter of 2015 illustrates strong growth for Trinidad & Tobago’s tourism sector.

Get ready for a battle

Saltwater world championship Battle in The Bahamas Get ready for a battle

PORT LUCAYA, Grand Bahama Island – The Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament series will be heading to The Bahamas for its second annual Battle in The Bahamas.

Volaris ventures into Central America

Volaris ventures into Central America

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Volaris, the ultra low cost Mexican airline with the widest route network servicing Mexico and the US, announced today their first time venture into a Central American ...

2015 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival opens with major Caribbean & local star power

2015 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival opens with major Caribbean & local star power

SAINT LUCIA – Nestled in what has been termed the Capital of Castries, ‘The People’s Auditorium,’ - the Mindoo Phillip Park, will again serve as the home for the official Opening of the ...

Istanbul announced as Destination Partner of WTM Latin America 2015

Istanbul announced as Destination Partner of WTM Latin America 2015

WTM Latin America 2015 welcomes Istanbul as the official Destination Partner for the leading business-to-business event that brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the ...

Copa Holdings announces traffic statistics for March 2015

Copa Holdings announces traffic statistics for March 2015

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

Operating Data March March % Change YTD YTD % Change

Mexican President applauds $1.3 billion investment in new tourism offerings for Mexico

Mexican President applauds $1.3 billion investment in new tourism offerings for Mexico

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico Secretary of Tourism Claudia Ruiz Massieu and Governor of the Mexican State of Quintana Roo Roberto Borge Angulo were on hand ...

Meet Puerto Rico Takes over Texas with Week-long Road Show

Meet Puerto Rico Takes over Texas with Week-long Road Show

Everything is bigger in Texas, including opportunities, and Meet Puerto Rico’s (MPR) week-long sales mission to Houston and Dallas fit right in.

Port development and operations efficiency in the Caribbean

Upgrading trade activities Port development and operations efficiency in the Caribbean

In recent years, most Caribbean countries have announced that they will update their port facilities and are preparing to attract the larger post-Panama vessels, which are expected by virtue of ...

Close to 100 buyers attending WTM Latin America

World Travel Market Close to 100 buyers attending WTM Latin America

"Being a hosted buyer in the right place excites me a lot. The program connects DMCs, Tourism Councils and hotels with buyers who propagate and strengthen their businesses.

Hilton makes Rio debut

Hilton makes Rio debut

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil & MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of the new 298-room Hilton Barra hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – the company’s first hotel in this ...

Chile: Lan Express workers go on strike

Chile: Lan Express workers go on strike

In Chile, workers voted to strike with record participation and a strong 98.19% vote as a sign of their indignation at what they described as a "shameful" offer by LATAM Airlines.

Family poisoned at tourist resort: 2 children in comas

Family poisoned at tourist resort: 2 children in comas

Why was a pest control company using a pesticide at a tourist resort that has been banned since 1984?

Volaris reports passenger traffic growth of 23 percent

Volaris reports passenger traffic growth of 23 percent

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the United States, today reported its preliminary traffic results for March 2015.

Aeromexico reports March 2015 traffic results

Aeromexico reports March 2015 traffic results

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV, the largest airline in Mexico, today reported March 2015 operational results.

Rio de Janeiro celebrates launching of Michelin Red Guide

Rio Tourism Board Rio de Janeiro celebrates launching of Michelin Red Guide

RIOTUR - The City of Rio Tourism Board announced that the Michelin Guide will be presented on April 8, 2015 launching the publishing of the Red Michelin Guide Rio and Sao Paulo, which ranks ...

Bahamas excited Bolt will compete at IAAF World Relays

Sports Tourism Bahamas excited Bolt will compete at IAAF World Relays

By Lindsay Thompson, Bahamas Information Services

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Local Organizing Committee is excited that the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt will be competing at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015.

Turtle Beach Resort sustaining Bajan culture and the environment

Green Hotels Turtle Beach Resort sustaining Bajan culture and the environment

Acknowledging their pursuit of green initiatives and support for local culture, Turtle Beach Resort has recently been awarded Green Globe certification.

GOL is leader in punctuality in Q1 and in March 2015

GOL is leader in punctuality in Q1 and in March 2015

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, the largest low-cost and best-fare airline in Latin America, informs its shareholders and the market in general that it was the leader in ...

Dutch Caribbean island to lead conference on domestic and international security

Dutch Caribbean island to lead conference on domestic and international security

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Tourism safety and security are imperative when providing quality in tourism.

Bahamas 2015 tourism growth leads the entire world average

WTTC Reports Bahamas Leading in All Areas of Growth Including GDP, Employment and Visitor Exports Bahamas 2015 tourism growth leads the entire world average

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Islands Of The Bahamas are leading in all aspects of tourism growth in 2015, with gains expected, to lead the Caribbean, Americas and World averages, according to latest ...

Mapping the future: Climate change resilience in regional aviation

Mapping the future: Climate change resilience in regional aviation

Climate change currently affects the entire globe.

WTM Latin America 2015: Official event program revealed

WTM Latin America 2015: Official event program revealed

The third event of its kind will be the most vibrant must-attend business-to-business event on the continent presenting a diverse range of conferences, seminars and panel debates to over 8,000 ...

Bequia Easter Regatta from 2nd - 6th April, 2015

Bequia Easter Regatta from 2nd - 6th April, 2015

Steady breezes, glorious sunshine, great fun and entertainment, are what persons await for the 2015 Bequia Easter Regatta.

eTN supports World Travel Market Latin America as media partner

eTN supports World Travel Market Latin America as media partner

eTurboNews (eTN) announced it is supporting the World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America 2015 event as a media partner.

Martinique to welcome a record 22 new cruise ships in 2015-2016

Martinique to welcome a record 22 new cruise ships in 2015-2016

NEW YORK, NY – The Martinique Tourism Authority is projecting another strong cruise season in 2015-2016, with a record 22 ships slated to make their first-ever port calls in The Isle of Flowers ...

Flurry of hotel openings to meet surge in Cancun tourism demand

Flurry of hotel openings to meet surge in Cancun tourism demand

The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced a year on year increase in global visitor numbers of 7.5% for 2014.

ACS and the UWI sign MOU on Geospatial Information Management in Trinidad and Tobago

ACS and the UWI sign MOU on Geospatial Information Management in Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the University of the West Indies, St.

Nevis spreads her wings

New Air Service From Antigua And St. Barts Nevis spreads her wings

NEW YORK, New York - It was recently reported that the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) had forged a partnership with Caribbean Helicopters Ltd. (CHL).

GOL announces 4Q14 results

GOL announces 4Q14 results

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, the largest low-cost and best-fare airline in Latin America, announced its 4Q14 results.

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Barbados wins bid to host international lifestyle cricket tournament

Barbados wins bid to host international lifestyle cricket tournament

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados has won the bid to host the 2017 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival, an international tournament for semi-professional and retired players.

Antigua & Barbuda celebrate new British Airways route

Antigua & Barbuda celebrate new British Airways route

ST JOHN'S, Antigua – VC Bird International Airport will serve as an important hub for UK based carrier British Airways, as the airline, on Sunday, launched their inaugural flight service from ...

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