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Tourism Enhancement Fund provides $286 million for Ocho Rios improvements

Tourism Enhancement Fund provides $286 million for Ocho Rios improvements

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has approved funds to carry out additional improvement work in Ocho Rios this year, as part of ongoing efforts to make the resort town more ...

Aruba hosts 16th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival

Aruba hosts 16th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - It's time to elevate the soul with power-packed entertainment!

Chinese oil interests force closure of award-winning Huaorani Ecolodge

Chinese oil interests force closure of award-winning Huaorani Ecolodge

QUITO, Ecuador – Seismic explorations planned by Chinese oil company Sinopec have led the Ecuadorian eco-tourism company, Tropic, to close the internationally recognized and award-winning ...

Plugging into carbon reduction: InterContinental Madrid hotel

Plugging into carbon reduction: InterContinental Madrid hotel

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – The General Manager of InterContinental Madrid since 2010, Mr.

Embraer: First E190-E2 jet completes maiden flight ahead of schedule

Embraer: First E190-E2 jet completes maiden flight ahead of schedule

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - The E-Jets E2 program reached another important milestone today with the completion of the maiden flight of the E190-E2.

Mexico City hosts major arts and sporting events in 2016

Mexico City hosts major arts and sporting events in 2016

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - As the country's premier tourism destination, Mexico City is home to many enticing cultural events and festivals throughout the year.

Jamaica Tourism Minister:  Reduce import bill

Jamaica Tourism Minister: Reduce import bill

Jamaica Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has issued a charge to local agricultural suppliers to use the recently-released tourism demand study to help reduce the island’s import bill. ...

BrazilVacation.travel: Offering the perfect personalized Brazil vacation

Tailor made tours to a traveler's unique preferences BrazilVacation.travel: Offering the perfect personalized Brazil vacation

travel.travel

The American owner/operator of BrazilVacation.travel, Jonah Golan, had a promising career in hotel management in Seattle, until he took a seven-month backpacking trip to Brazil in 2010.

Powerful Costa Rica volcano eruption: “All-hell-broke-loose” situation

Powerful Costa Rica volcano eruption: “All-hell-broke-loose” situation

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Featuring thick clouds of ash and smoke rising into the grey sky, spectacular images of the powerful Costa Rica volcano eruption have flooded social media.

Puerto Rico hotels focus on Zika protection for guests

Puerto Rico hotels focus on Zika protection for guests

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has maintained close contact with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the ground in Puerto Rico to communicate ...

Opening performance: PATA Summit 2016 in Guam

Opening performance: PATA Summit 2016 in Guam

Watch part of the opening performance for the PATA Summit 2016 today on the island where America begins its day - Guam.

A record attendance today indicated a great start for the summit.

Puerto Vallarta becomes leading LGBT destination

Vallarta Pride Starts in Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta becomes leading LGBT destination

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Puerto Vallarta’s fifteen-day celebration of LGBTTIQ pride started yesterday and will continue to May 30th under the motto "We are one family." One of Mexico’s ...

Evaluated by eTN: JW Marriott Cancun, Mexico

Evaluated by eTN: JW Marriott Cancun, Mexico

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz

The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is located in the heart of Cancun's hotel zone, only 11 miles from the Cancun International Airport.

State of emergency declared in Venezuela to counter "US and domestic threats"

State of emergency declared in Venezuela to counter "US and domestic threats"

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela’s president has declared a 60-day state of emergency to counter, what he calls, a domestic and US push to topple his administration amid the country’s economic ...

Haiti is part of Africa - and it will be official next month

Africa tourism now includes Haiti, a Caribbean travel destination Haiti is part of Africa - and it will be official next month

As of next month, the African Union will have 55 members. For the first time, not all members are in Africa.

Puerto Rico’s International Tourism Expo (ETI) begins

Puerto Rico’s International Tourism Expo (ETI) begins

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Puerto Rico Convention Center is currently hosting the second International Tourism Expo (ETI) May 11-14.

GOL: Number of seats and departures down 21.9 percent

GOL: Number of seats and departures down 21.9 percent

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA announces the preliminary numbers of air traffic for April 2016 and the accumulated of 2016. The comparisons refer to the same period of ...

The keynote address at the 2016 PATA Annual Summit in Guam will come from Seychelles

The keynote address at the 2016 PATA Annual Summit in Guam will come from Seychelles

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles is heading to the US island of Guam for the 2016 PATA Annual Summit.

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival: Entertainment a major tourism pillar

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival: Entertainment a major tourism pillar

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Thousands turned out over the three-day Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, and the contingent of Bahamian artists did not disappoint.

PRTC: Accurate Zika information key to making decisions about visiting Puerto Rico

PRTC: Accurate Zika information key to making decisions about visiting Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - With more than 60 groups and conventions visiting Puerto Rico during the months of March and April, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) remains confident that with a ...

Brazilian President suspended from office after Senate voted to put her on trial

Brazilian President suspended from office after Senate voted to put her on trial

BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff bowed out defiantly on Thursday, suspended from office after the Senate voted to put her on trial for breaking budget laws in a historic ...

GOL announces 1Q16 results

GOL announces 1Q16 results

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes announced today its consolidated results for the first quarter of 2016.

Latest UNWTO update: Márcio Favilla Lucca de Paula now second in charge

Taleb Rifai dropped a bombshell yesterday at the United Nations World Tourism Organization Executive Council Meeting Latest UNWTO update: Márcio Favilla Lucca de Paula now second in charge

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai dropped a bombshell yesterday at the United Nations World Tourism Organization Executive Council Meeting.

Jamaica's Tourism Ministry calls emergency meeting over Royalton Negril incident

Jamaica's Tourism Ministry calls emergency meeting over Royalton Negril incident

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Ministry of Tourism has called an emergency meeting to discuss the implications of this morning’s incident in which a section of the Royalton Negril Resort and Spa, ...

São Paulo regulates Uber services in the city

São Paulo regulates Uber services in the city

SAO PAULO, Brazil - The mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad, took an important step in the regulating Uber services in the city.

Caribbean Director of Community Tourism appointed from Saint Eustatius

Caribbean Director of Community Tourism appointed from Saint Eustatius

MANDEVILLE, Jamaica – The newly-appointed Director of Community Tourism will represent the mission and interests of the IIPT Caribbean and CCTN/VAB in his country and other Caribbean islands as ...

Gogo's 2Ku technology takes flight on Aeromexico

Gogo's 2Ku technology takes flight on Aeromexico

CHICAGO, IL - Gogo, the global provider of broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, announced today that its industry leading global connectivity ...

Aruba and Cuba sign Memorandum of Understanding for Tourism and Transportation

Aruba and Cuba sign Memorandum of Understanding for Tourism and Transportation

HAVANA, Cuba - "Last week in Havana, Cuba, the governments of Aruba and Cuba signed a cooperative agreement with a focus on tourism," announced Minister of Tourism, Transportation, Culture and the ...

DiDi is an official Olympic Torchbearer for the Rio Olympics

DiDi is an official Olympic Torchbearer for the Rio Olympics

Coca Cola, the global partner for the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay, announced that Jean Liu, President of DiDi Chuxing ("DiDi" and formerly Didi Kuaidi), was elected as one of the official Olympic ...

Cuba wants foreign investment in its tourist sector

Cuba wants foreign investment in its tourist sector

HAVANA, Cuba - Cuba announced the launch of 127 projects among its opportunities for foreign investment in its tourist sector during the current FitCuba International Tourism Fair.

GOL continues to execute comprehensive restructuring plan

GOL continues to execute comprehensive restructuring plan

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA, the largest low-cost and best-fare airline in Latin America, announced this week the final phase of the comprehensive restructuring plan ...

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico reports passenger traffic increase of 10.2 percent

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico reports passenger traffic increase of 10.2 percent

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, SAB de CV announced preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of April 2016, compared to traffic figures for April 2015. ...

Aeromexico reports April 2016 traffic results

Aeromexico reports April 2016 traffic results

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV today reported April 2016 operational results.

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.

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