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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 ...

Frankfurt - Caracas: Lufthansa wants to normalize flight frequency

Frankfurt - Caracas: Lufthansa wants to normalize flight frequency

On September 23, the Venezuelan Association of Airlines published a report detailing the reduction in both frequencies and seats of all international airlines flying from and to Venezuela.

Message from the Secretary General, Caribbean Tourism Organization

World Tourism Day Message 2014: Tourism & Community Development Message from the Secretary General, Caribbean Tourism Organization

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) joins the world in commemorating September 27 as World Tourism Day 2014.

Los Cabos International Airport may reopen to commercial flights in early October

Los Cabos International Airport may reopen to commercial flights in early October

Los Cabos International Airport, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Odile when it struck the resort destination on September 14, may reopen to commercial flights as early as October 8, Los ...

Hoteles City: 89 hotels in operation

Hoteles City: 89 hotels in operation

Hoteles City Express, S.A.B. de C.V. announced that the City Suites Puebla Autopista, the 89th property in the company's growing hotel chain, has opened.

Caribbean tourism: Focus on the needs of modern traveler

Caribbean tourism: Focus on the needs of modern traveler

ORANJESTAD, St Eustatius - The Regional tourism planners and policy-makers have been advised to stop catering to the visitor of yesterday and focus on the needs of the modern traveller in order to ...

Hoteles City to launch global offering of shares

Hoteles City to launch global offering of shares

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Hoteles City Express, S A B de C V announced today its intention to launch an offering of common stock in a global primary and secondary offering both in Mexico and ...

Tourism Ministry and JTB pay tribute to the late Clive Eugene Taffe

Tourism Ministry and JTB pay tribute to the late Clive Eugene Taffe

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The library at the New Kingston offices of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) was today (September 25) renamed the ‘Clive Eugene Taffe Information and Resources Centre’, in ...

St. Kitts to welcome over one million cruise passengers

St. Kitts to welcome over one million cruise passengers

BASSETERRE, Saint Kitts – Saint Kitts continues to grow its cruise tourism sector at an impressive rate, with a projected rise in cruise passenger arrivals for the 2014/2015 season to more than ...

Disaster Risk Management Latin American and Caribbean

Disaster Risk Management Latin American and Caribbean

The Permanent Secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) will hold the "III Regional Seminar on Partnerships between the public and private sectors for Disaster Risk ...

3 tourists dead, 13 missing in Paraguay

3 tourists dead, 13 missing in Paraguay

Tourism in Paraguay had a tragic day.

Costa Rica's tourism goes to France and Brazil

Costa Rica's tourism goes to France and Brazil

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Tourism officials and business representatives this week are promoting Costa Rican destinations at two international tourism fairs in Europe and South America.

Lucea Tourism Minister disappointed

Lucea Tourism Minister disappointed

LUCEA, Hanover - The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment has rallied several government agencies to work with the Tourism Enhancement Fund to transform the town of Lucea into a town attractive ...

Viva Wyndham Resorts set to re-open Fortuna Beach property

Wyndham Renovation focused Quality of Guest Experience, Environmental Sustainability and Fun Viva Wyndham Resorts set to re-open Fortuna Beach property

Viva Wyndham Resorts announced today it is nearing completion of the first phase of an extensive upgrade to its all-inclusive Fortuna Beach resort and will re-open the popular destination on ...

British Virgin Islands Food Fete: Can you wait until November?

British Virgin Islands Food Fete: Can you wait until November?

As the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) wraps up a busy season of Summer FREEdom deals, the destination is announcing their first-ever culinary extravaganza, BVI Food Fete, which will ...

Network boost for Dominican Republic

World Routes Network boost for Dominican Republic

Announced on the sidelines of this year’s 20th World Routes Development Forum, Aerodom will utilise the OAG Analyser suite of airline network analysis tools to strengthen its airport marketing ...

Los Cabos tour operators and hotels assess damage

Los Cabos tour operators and hotels assess damage

LOS CABOS, Mexico - According to the latest reports, the Mexican resort community of Los Cabos still has "no water, no electricity and almost nothing to eat" one week after Hurricane Odile caused ...

Upward growth in tourism arrivals continues says Jamaica Tourism Minister

Upward growth in tourism arrivals continues says Jamaica Tourism Minister

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - The upward trend in tourism which saw the two million-barrier in arrivals broken last year has continued into 2014 and so far there is a 2.6 percent increase over the ...

World Cup boosts tourism in the Americas

World Cup boosts tourism in the Americas

BRASILIA, DF – "The numbers released by UNWTO confirm that the achievement of a major event like the World Cup, is important not only for the host country, but for the entire continent.

The doors are open at the Bahamas’ Gateway Airport

World Routes The doors are open at the Bahamas’ Gateway Airport

Famed Canadian astronaut and international social media sensation Commander Chris Hadfield has said that the most beautiful place to behold from his perch on the International Space Station was ...

Dominican Republic: So far 500,000 people ill

Threat to travel and tourism after half a million virus cases Dominican Republic: So far 500,000 people ill

Travel and tourism is one of the main exports for this country. In the Dominican Republic the mosquito virus Chikungunya has left almost 500,000 people ill, and 109 of them are newborn babies.

Caribbean: Friend or foe of legal ganja?

Caribbean: Friend or foe of legal ganja?

Those of us old enough to wax poetic about the 1970s know that the Caribbean used to be the place to go to enjoy the ganja, pot, weed, marijuana.

Association of Caribbean State drives regional approach to disaster risk reduction

Association of Caribbean State drives regional approach to disaster risk reduction

PressRelease: PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The crippling effects of Natural Disasters on Small Island Development States (SIDS) has increased the need for ...

ACS and IOM present draft proposal to facilitate movement of business persons

ACS and IOM present draft proposal to facilitate movement of business persons

PressRelease: PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago - On September 23rd, the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), through the Directorate of Trade Development and ...

Top cops grab sustainable tourism award

Top cops grab sustainable tourism award

“Sustainable tourism initiatives like the ones being rewarded today do more than ensure the longevity of Caribbean tourism, they also increase the region's global competitiveness.”

Welcome to the Innovation Village

Welcome to the Innovation Village

PressRelease: In 2014, the regional spotlight will once again be on Trinidad and Tobago.

Fond Doux Resort & Plantation built on a history of self-sufficiency in St. Lucia

Fond Doux Resort & Plantation built on a history of self-sufficiency in St. Lucia

PressRelease: LOS ANGELES, California - Fond Doux Resort & Plantation is an originator of eco-tourism and is totally committed to self-sufficiency.

Aeromexico and ASSA reach labor agreement

Aeromexico and ASSA reach labor agreement

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeromexico S A B de C V has announced that its subsidiary, Aerovias de Mexico, S A de C V, has reached a labor agreement with its Flight Attendants Union, Asociacion ...

Odile cuts power in Mexico, leaves tourist stranded and isolated

Odile cuts power in Mexico, leaves tourist stranded and isolated

After Hurricane Odile battered resorts across Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, vacationers were left stranded and isolated while waiting for evacuations while yet another hurricane could bring disruptive ...

Caribbean Tourism: 30 million visitor goal - read the transcript

What did he say exactly? Hugh Riley, CTO at the State of the Industry Conference Caribbean Tourism: 30 million visitor goal - read the transcript

“If we seriously put our resources together we could certainly achieve the 30 million visitor goal we have our eye on.”

ACS supports development of SMEs in the region

Association of Caribbean States ACS supports development of SMEs in the region

PressRelease: PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Secretariat of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) hosted a two-day Regional Workshop on Public Policies to ...

Barbados elected Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)

Barbados elected Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)

ST. THOMAS, USVI - Barbados has been elected Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with the election as Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy.

Association of Caribbean States: Disaster risk reduction

Association of Caribbean States: Disaster risk reduction

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS), through the Directorate of Disaster Risk Reduction, will host the 22nd Meeting of the Special Committee for Disaster ...

2015 conference shows Chile's new focus on adventure tourism

2015 conference shows Chile's new focus on adventure tourism

Chile is poised to showcase its adventure potential to nearly 700 delegates from around the globe that will gather to learn, to be inspired and to connect more deeply with the $263 billion ...

Caribbean Aviation Day: IATA VP speaks out - read the details

Caribbean Aviation Day: IATA VP speaks out - read the details

The IATA Regional Vice President Peter Cerda's remarks at Caribbean Aviation Day are as follows:

Starwood continues Latin American expansion

Starwood continues Latin American expansion

QUITO, Ecuador - From the South American Hotel Investment Conference in Quito, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc announced that it is continuing its aggressive growth strategy in Latin ...

Tourist destination Cabo San Lucas lashed by Hurricane Odile

Tourist destination Cabo San Lucas lashed by Hurricane Odile

They are calling Hurricane Odile a monster storm, and this huge storm headed straight for the tourist town of Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas, making landfall Sunday night at approximately 9:45 pm with ...

Baja California is bracing for dangerous hurricane about to make landfall

Mexican tourist region about to be hit by 205 km storm Baja California is bracing for dangerous hurricane about to make landfall

Cabo San Lucas in Northern Mexico is a known travel and tourism region, commonly called Cabo.

New tax penalty when eating at McDonald's or Burger King

Healthy living - McDonald's makes it impossible - additional taxes justified New tax penalty when eating at McDonald's or Burger King

The extensive Global Burden of Disease Study, published earlier this year, showed that the percentage of adults who are overweight rose 28.8 percent between 1980 and 2013.

Head of largest provider of vacations to the Caribbean shares vision

Head of largest provider of vacations to the Caribbean shares vision

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In the Caribbean, tourism is the major economic driver, which lends itself to being the most powerful motivation for social change.

The latest Saint Lucia Tourist Board social media campaign

The latest Saint Lucia Tourist Board social media campaign

SAINT LUCIA – Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for a decade now, the iconic twin peaks of the Saint Lucia Pitons are synonymous with Saint Lucian identity.

Punto Azul load factor up 46 percent

Punto Azul load factor up 46 percent

Punto Azul, has released it August 2014 passenger statistics reporting a 74% load factor with 11,866 passengers uplifted.

Mexico City – Managua now on Aero Mexico

Mexico City – Managua now on Aero Mexico

Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announces that starting on December 10, it will connect Mexico City to Managua, Nicaragua, 6 times a week.

The festival of chocolate and more chocolate continues

The festival of chocolate and more chocolate continues

SOUFRIERE, Saint Lucia - This October Jade Mountain, just named number one hotel in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure, is all about chocolate.

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