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Tourism Outlook Seminar to focus on enhancing social and economic impact

Jamaica Tourism stakeholders meet Tourism Outlook Seminar to focus on enhancing social and economic impact

KINGSTON, Jamaica – An impressive cadre of local, regional and international tourism stakeholders will converge in Montego Bay next month to share ideas, examine best practices, and discuss ...

GOL: Domestic load factor reached 78.3 percent

GOL: Domestic load factor reached 78.3 percent

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

Korean  Air - LAN Peru codeshare

Korean Air Offers KE and LAN Passengers Lima/LAX/Seoul Daily Service Korean Air - LAN Peru codeshare

Korean Air has a new codeshare agreement with LAN Peru, offering travelers a convenient connection from Lima through Los Angeles International Airport and linking Lima and Seoul with more ...

Hyatt announces groundbreaking for fourth hotel in Puerto Rico

Hyatt announces groundbreaking for fourth hotel in Puerto Rico

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation, PRISA Group and McConnell Valdés Consulting today announced the groundbreaking for Puerto Rico’s fourth Hyatt-branded select service hotel, the $29.7 ...

Timeshare Vacations Bill passes Jamaica’s Parliament

Timeshare Vacations Bill passes Jamaica’s Parliament

The Timeshare Vacations Bill was passed in Jamaica’s Parliament today, after being piloted by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill.

Green Globe leads sustainable tourism in Aruba

Green Globe leads sustainable tourism in Aruba

LOS ANGELES, California - At AMISTAD’s International Executive Forum: Leading Sustainable Tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean, Green Globe CEO Mr.

St. Kitts named in Top 25 islands for golf globally

St. Kitts named in Top 25 islands for golf globally

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – As published in the Fall 2014 issue of LINKS Magazine, a top US national golf publication available in print and online, St.

Caribbean announces ban on visitors from countries affected by Ebola

Caribbean announces ban on visitors from countries affected by Ebola

A group of Caribbean countries have announced bans on entry to foreigners who have travelled through the three West African countries most affected by Ebola.

Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal renovation is now complete

Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal renovation is now complete

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica – The multi-million dollar renovation of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal is now complete and already visitors and local tourism interests are benefiting from the work done ...

Ebola: Belize authorities put hundreds of American Carnival Cruise passengers in danger

Ebola: Belize authorities put hundreds of American Carnival Cruise passengers in danger

A Carnival cruise ship had two tourists and passengers on board that were considered Ebola risks.

Enhancing the role of women entrepreneurs in tourism

Association of Caribbean States hosts regional workshop and symposium Enhancing the role of women entrepreneurs in tourism

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in collaboration with the Regional Port Society of Cartagena and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of ...

Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister holds high-level talks on cruise initiative

Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister holds high-level talks on cruise initiative

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad –Senator the Honorable Gerald Hadeed, Minister of Tourism attended the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference and Trade show in St.

World Eco-tourism and Production Fair

World Eco-tourism and Production Fair

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (October 18th 2014) - H.E.

Embraer reaches record backlog, delivers 34 jets in Q3

Embraer reaches record backlog, delivers 34 jets in Q3

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - By the end of the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), Embraer's firm order backlog reached USD 22.1 billion, the highest in the Company's history, driven mainly by the ...

Antigua and Barbuda open for business following tropical storm Gonzalo

Antigua and Barbuda open for business following tropical storm Gonzalo

ST JOHNS, Antigua - As tropical storm Gonzalo winds its way through the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy, the Honourable Asot ...

ACS Director is keynote speaker at TOC Americas

Caribbean Transport News ACS Director is keynote speaker at TOC Americas

CARTAGENA, Colombia - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) through its Directorate of Transport and Disaster Risk Reduction, along with several stakeholders in the port and maritime industry ...

7.4 earthquake struck Central America

7.4 earthquake struck Central America

Central America and specifically El Salvador was hit by a strong 7.4-magnitude earth quake on Tuesday early morning, causing some damage and killing at least one person in El Salvador.

Lima to offer tourists specialized transport cards

Lima to offer tourists specialized transport cards

LIMA, Peru - Just as residents and citizens of Peru purchase public transportation cards, so too will tourists be offered the same fast and accessible manner of paying for a lift on the Lima Metro ...

The Caribbean: A vision or fool’s paradise?

Travel Destination The Caribbean: A vision or fool’s paradise?

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

With the very best of intentions, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) recently organized a conference in St.

Expo de Turismo Internacional slated for Puerto Rico in 2015

Expo de Turismo Internacional slated for Puerto Rico in 2015

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company announced that ETI –Expo de Turismo Internacional, the first international tourism expo in the Caribbean, will take place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, ...

Embraer delivers first Legacy 500 Executive Jet

Embraer delivers first Legacy 500 Executive Jet

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - Embraer delivered today the first Legacy 500, its new midsize executive jet.

Caribbean trade and tourism bulletin

Caribbean trade and tourism bulletin

The openness of the countries of the Greater Caribbean has resulted in a renewed effort to deepen existing relationships at all levels both, within the framework of multilateral, regional ...

Volaris: Focusing on international growth

Volaris: Focusing on international growth

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

Two Israeli tourist dead after Peruvian rafting accident

Two Israeli tourist dead after Peruvian rafting accident

Apurimac River in Peru is a well known adventure tourism spot for visitors to the Andean country.

WTM Latin America presents “A Taste of IBTM”

WTM Latin America presents “A Taste of IBTM”

The next edition of the exhibition, which takes place from 22 - 24 April, will offer the platform for holding individual meetings between qualified buyers from the MICE segment and exhibitors

Los Cabos: What's next?

Los Cabos: What's next?

LOS CABOS, Mexico - In just two weeks Los Cabos is ready to welcome back tourists following the Category 3 Hurricane Odile that struck on September 14.

First extended stay hotel debuts in Puerto Rico

First extended stay hotel debuts in Puerto Rico

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation and PRISA Group and McConnell Valdés Consulting today announced the opening of Hyatt House San Juan, debuting as Puerto Rico’s first extended stay hotel ...

Oil spill could leave Bahamas tourism with “black eye”

Oil spill could leave Bahamas tourism with “black eye”

A leading dive operator yesterday warned that the latest Clifton oil spill could leave the Bahamas with “a real black eye” internationally, having potentially cost his business “tens of ...

Aeromexico passenger numbers up 6.2 percent

Aeromexico passenger numbers up 6.2 percent

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeromexico S A B de C V, the largest airline in Mexico, today reported September 2014 operational results.

Ascend Hotel Collection expands in Caribbean

Ascend Hotel Collection expands in Caribbean

ROCKVILLE, MD - Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc today announced its Caribbean growth with the addition of the charming ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas on the island ...

Air Canada and Air Canada Pilots Association reach new agreement

Air Canada and Air Canada Pilots Association reach new agreement

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada today announced that it has reached a new agreement with the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA), subject to ratification, on collective agreement terms for ten ...

Cathay Pacific appoints new rep in key South American markets

Cathay Pacific appoints new rep in key South American markets

Cathay Pacific, the international flag carrier for Hong Kong, has broadened its sales and marketing coverage in South America with new representation by Discover the World in Brazil, Paraguay and ...

Choice Hotels' Ascend Hotel Collection Expands In Caribbean

Choice Hotels' Ascend Hotel Collection Expands In Caribbean

Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Caribbean Association of Banks calls on Guyana

Caribbean Association of Banks calls on Guyana

The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) recognizes the Guyana government's efforts to put in place alternative measures to address the technical deficiencies in its existing legal and financial ...

Los Cabos after the storm: Golf courses sustained with only minor storm damage

Los Cabos after the storm: Golf courses sustained with only minor storm damage

Despite the impact of Hurricane Odile, a Category 3 storm that make landfall in Los Cabos on Sept. 14, the destination’s golf courses sustained only minor damage and are bouncing back ...

Viva airline brand expands in Central and South America

Viva airline brand expands in Central and South America

DUBLIN, Ireland & MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Irelandia Aviation and Grupo IAMSA, owners of Mexico's low-cost airline VivaAerobus and the Colombian airline VivaColombia, announced their intention to ...

Barbados Minister of Tourism gives his industry a big push

Barbados Minister of Tourism gives his industry a big push

Realizing Barbados potential as a tourism destination was officially launched last night.

2016 Latin American Tourism Cities Congress

2016 Latin American Tourism Cities Congress

After the success of the Second Annual Congress of Latin American Tourism Cities held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, this september, EUROAL 2016, the yearly International Travel Market, has offered to ...

David Dein will be featured on League chiefs panel at Soccerex Americas

David Dein will be featured on League chiefs panel at Soccerex Americas

BARBADOS - David Dein, one of the architects of the Premier League, has confirmed his participation at Soccerex’s Americas Forum, 21-22 October, taking place at the renowned Lloyd Erskine ...

ASUR: Passenger traffic up 10.5 percent

ASUR: Passenger traffic up 10.5 percent

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S A B de C V, the first privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight other airports in southeast Mexico, as ...

Princess Cruises to deliver relief supplies to Cabo San Lucas

Princess Cruises to deliver relief supplies to Cabo San Lucas

SANTA CLARITA, CA - Star Princess will call on Cabo San Lucas this Saturday, Oct.

Four Seasons coming to Puerto Rico

Four Seasons coming to Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Several years ago, rumors began circulating that Puerto Rico would complete its luxury hotel scene with a new Four Seasons resort.

First Holiday Inn Express opens in Managua

First Holiday Inn Express opens in Managua

MIAMI, FL - InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the first Holiday Inn Express hotel for Managua, Nicaragua.

Breakaway to Bermuda

Breakaway to Bermuda

By Mike Quane

My first impressions of the NCL Breakaway were that it is both huge and colorful.

Bodies of tourists swept away by avalanche found

Bodies of tourists swept away by avalanche found

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chilean searchers on Tuesday found the bodies of two foreign tourists who had been missing since an avalanche swept them away while they were hiking in the country's south.

ACS promotes maritime port development

ACS promotes maritime port development

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) through the Directorate of Transport will convene the 23rd Meeting of the Special Committee on Transport at the ACS ...

Bogotá to welcome World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015

Bogotá to welcome World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015

Colombian capital Bogotá has been selected as host for the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015 after a fierce bidding process.

Aeromexico celebrates 80 years as Mexico's flagship carrier

Aeromexico celebrates 80 years as Mexico's flagship carrier

Aeromexico is celebrating its 80th anniversary as Mexico's flagship carrier and thanks its passengers, vendors, commercial partners, airport groups, trade unions, and employees who have placed ...

International visitors in Brazil spent almost 9% more from last year

WORLD CUP BOOSTED SPENDING BY FOREIGN VISITORS IN BRAZIL International visitors in Brazil spent almost 9% more from last year

According to new data released by the Central Bank, between January and August this year, foreign tourists spent in Brazil 8.8% more than the same period last year, totaling US$4.935 billion in ...

More and more tourists dead in Paraguay-Brazil tour boat accident

More and more tourists dead in Paraguay-Brazil tour boat accident

The Paraguay-registered pleasure boat went down Wednesday in winds gusting 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour after what Brazilian authorities described as a "mini tornado" that struck the Pantanal ...

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