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Italian tourist killed in Rio de Janeiro

An Italian tourist was killed on Thursday, December 8 after he mistakenly entered Morro dos Prazeres, a shantytown in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro's central region.

Enterprise opens two new locations in Jamaica

Enterprise Holdings Inc. has opened two locations in Jamaica with its franchise partner, ATL Automotive, an affiliate of the family-operated Sandals Resorts International (SRI) Group.

The Jamaica Tourism Minister is shing at World Travel Awards

Jamaica made it big at World Travel Awards this year. The Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon.

6.3 earthquake rocks Peru

Peru has been struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake.

New record set at Vancouver International Airport

"Air Canada has been an incredible partner in increasing our passenger growth by continuously delivering new and exciting destinations for our customers," said YVR's President & CEO Craig ...

ibtm names winner of tech award

Shoflo is a software platform designed specifically for event planners and production teams who are frustrated with excel, and they were just recognized by ibtm world at their event in Spain.

Recent awards solidify Half Moon Cay as top cruise line private island

In 2017, Holland America Line will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Half Moon Cay, its award-winning private island paradise in the Bahamas.

Making the most out of 2 days in Costa Rica

With more Americans taking fewer, shorter vacations a year, the Central American nation of Costa Rica offers travelers an ideal destination for a quick getaway.

Riu Palace Jamaica recognized at The Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica Awards

The Gleaner has awarded hotel Riu Palace Jamaica in Montego Bay with the Best All-Inclusive under 300 rooms accolade.

Brazilian football team Chapecoense on board a plane crash in Colombia

A plane crashed due to lack of fuel at around 10:15pm local time in Cerro Gordo in the municipality of La Union in Colombia approaching Medellin airport

Puerto Vallarta has been a favorite among LGBT travelers for decades

Brought into the tourism spotlight by famous Hollywood celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and offering a broad range of gay bars and nightclubs, gay-owned restaurants, hotels, ...

Unique Properties GEMS of Antigua and Barbuda Guide launched

The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority has just launched the “Unique Properties GEMS of Antigua and Barbuda Guide”.

Nicaragua and El Salvador: Hit by Hurricane and 7.0 Earthquake make today's news

Central America is the focus of bad news today. The National Hurricane Center confirmed the eye of a dangerous Hurricane named Otto made landfall on the southern Nicaraguan coast with 110 mph ...

Atlantis, Paradise Island provides notice of data security incident

Atlantis, Paradise Island today announced that a recent data security incident may have compromised the security of payment information of some customers who used debit or credit cards at food and ...

RIU celebrates its 15th anniversary in Jamaica with new hotel

RIU Hotels & Resorts opened this weekend the Riu Reggae, an exclusive 5-star hotel with 24-hour All Inclusive service and reserved for guests over the age of 18.

Celebrity Cruises announces details of upcoming DC Chefs' Caribbean Culinary Cruise

Celebrity Cruises' recently announced details of Celebrity's upcoming DC Chefs' Caribbean Culinary Cruise, scheduled for January 28 to February 4, 2017.

Kimpton coming to Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman raises the stakes in luxury travel today with the opening of Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and the launch of The Residences at Seafire on famous Seven Mile Beach.

Jamaica and Airbnb to sign a major deal

Honoring his commitment to develop new tourism-partnerships, Minister of Tourism, Hon.

JetBlue launches service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and HolguĂ­n, Cuba

JetBlue today announced the start of new daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Holguín’s Frank País Airport (HOG) in Cuba.

Copa Holdings reports Q3 2016 financial results

Copa Holdings, S.A. today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16).

OPERATING AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Aeromexico reports October 2016 traffic results

Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. today reported October 2016 operational results.

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico: Passenger traffic up 18.6 percent

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. announced preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of October 2016, compared to traffic figures for October 2015.

Airbnb deal will position Aruba as regional leader in sharing economy

Today in Aruba, the Aruba Tourism Authority and Airbnb, the world's leading community-driven hospitality company, signed an agreement that will position Aruba as a regional leader in the sharing ...

Volaris reports October 2016 traffic results

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

Earthquake rocks Maule, Chile

Strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Maule - a major wine-producing region in central Chile, today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.4

Date-Time • 4 Nov 2016 ...

Hamanasi Resort: Preserving Belize’s tropical ecosystems

Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, Belize understands the importance of preserving Belize’s tropical ecosystems and its biodiversity by taking continual steps to be more environmentally ...

Tribute Portfolio brand to debut in Argentina

Marriott International, Inc today announced the upcoming debut of its aspirational independent hotels and resorts brand, Tribute Portfolio, in Latin America.

Turtle Beach hotel welcomes new chef

Situated along 1,500 feet of sandy white beach on the south coast of Barbados, Turtle Beach is recognized for its prime location, fantastic service and varied all inclusive dining options.

RIU opens its first facility with water attractions at its complex in Punta Cana

RIU Hotels & Resorts has just opened Splash Water World, an area with water attractions located in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, which will add colour, adrenaline and fun to the holidays ...

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism to host a Summit of Caribbean Ministers

In an effort to bolster Caribbean Tourism, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, recently announced that he will be hosting a Summit of Caribbean Ministers, as a highlight of this ...

Minister Bartlett issues charge to newly-appointed National Cruise Council

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett issues his charge to the Ministry’s newly-appointed National Cruise Council (NCC) - council member Stephen Facey; NCC Chairman Michael ...

First Hyatt Place hotel opens in Brazil

Hyatt Place São José do Rio Preto opens today, marking the first Hyatt Place hotel to open in Brazil.

Princess Juliana International Airport will host the 2nd annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup

The Caribbean Aviation Meetup is a results-oriented platform for communication between the various stakeholders in the aviation, tourism and investment industries.

Tourism innovator brings years of Caribbean tourism experience to Antigua & Barbuda

Richard “Ricky” Skerritt is well known for his change leadership role in driving economic transformation.

Ecuador capital of Quito in gridlock

Rita Payne, special to eTN

During the first few days of the UN Habitat III event held in Quito, Ecuador, getting into the conference center posed the biggest hurdle.

Quito is prepared for HABITAT III conference

In 2013, Ecuador presented to the United Nations its candidacy to serve as the venue of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development: HABITAT III, which will be held ...

Trinidad and Tobago's new Tourism website goes live

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: The Tourism Development Company Limited recently went live with its new destination website, gotrinidadandtobago.com.

Caribbean Tourism: The value of emerging markets

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

The value of emerging markets was discussed at a recent CTO SOTIC event held in Barbados. The Caribbean region harbors a wealth of opportunities for economic development.

Minister Bartlett praises tourism sector for hurricane response

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Tourism, Hon.

Volaris: September 2016 passenger traffic grows 29%

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

Hurricane Matthew: A danger to Bahamas Tourism?

After Haiti got hit bad, Cuba got a taste of it, the Bahamas is getting ready for Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade.

GOL begins operations with internet on board

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, Brazil's largest air transportation group, informs its shareholders that began operations with internet on board, becoming the first South ...

Jamaica is spared the brunt of Hurricane Matthew

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Normalcy has returned to the island’s tourism sector after Jamaica was spared the brunt of Hurricane Matthew.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car expands in South America

SAINT LOUIS, MO - Enterprise Holdings, the world's largest car rental company, has announced that its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand has begun operating in Argentina, Paraguay and Curacao ...

LATAM Airlines inaugurates service to South Africa Latin American airline group to connect the region with Africa

São Paulo, October 3, 2016 – The first LATAM Airlinesflight to South Africa landed this afternoon at Johannesburg’s O. R. Tambo International Airport.

Hurricane Matthew: Tourism Emergency Operations Centre Activated

Hurricane Matthew: Tourism Emergency Operations Centre Activated

With Hurricane Matthew – now a Category 4 system – heading towards Jamaica, the Ministry of Tourism has activated its Tourism Emergency Operations Centre (TEOC), which is currently ...

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