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Seaborne and JetBlue to become codeshare partners across the Caribbean

Seaborne and JetBlue to become codeshare partners across the Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Seaborne Airlines and JetBlue Airways, the largest carrier in San Juan, have finalized terms to begin a codeshare marketing relationship, expanding upon the carriers' ...

Successful tourism event provides boost to Puerto Rico’s economy

Successful tourism event provides boost to Puerto Rico’s economy

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) stated today that the first edition of the International Tourism Expo (ETI) – Puerto Rico was a definite success.

Superyacht marina complex planned for San Juan, Puerto Rico

Superyacht marina complex planned for San Juan, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA), a public corporation and government instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for ...

Health City puts Cayman Islands on global healthcare and medical tourism map

Health City puts Cayman Islands on global healthcare and medical tourism map

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands - The Premier of the Cayman Islands believes a new Caribbean hospital's accreditation will stimulate interest in the Caribbean destination as a premier location for ...

Volaris announces flights to Costa Rica

Volaris announces flights to Costa Rica

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Volaris, the ultra low cost Mexican airline, announced today their incursion into the Costa Rica market with the launch of two new flights from Cancun, Quintana Roo and ...

Push to designate Blue and John Crow Mountains as World Heritage Site

Push to designate Blue and John Crow Mountains as World Heritage Site

KINGSTON, Jamaica – As part of Jamaica’s continued push to have the Blue and John Crow Mountains designated as a World Heritage Site, the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has provided over $ 13 ...

Eastern Air Lines and HavanaAir Charters to provide daily air service to Cuba

Eastern Air Lines and HavanaAir Charters to provide daily air service to Cuba

MIAMI, FL - Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc and HavanaAir Charters, LLC, have signed today an agreement, to support HavanaAir's charter operations to Cuba.

First Seatrade Caribbean Cruise Forum a resounding success

Tobago travel and tourism event First Seatrade Caribbean Cruise Forum a resounding success

LONDON, UK - The first Seatrade Caribbean Cruise Forum came to a close last week at the Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, Tobago, with almost 150 delegates from all around the Caribbean ...

Caribbean and Cuban tourism ministers meet in Haiti

Caribbean and Cuban tourism ministers meet in Haiti

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Honorable Doctor Wykeham McNeill, during his trip to Haiti participated in a special meeting between representatives of the Caribbean ...

Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried over 2.2 million passengers in April 2015

Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried over 2.2 million passengers in April 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia - In April, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings SA transported 2,260,131 passengers, up 9.5% compared to April 2014.

The professionalization of tour guide services in the Greater Caribbean

The professionalization of tour guide services in the Greater Caribbean

For many first-time tourists venturing into one or more countries of the Greater Caribbean, a guide may be quite necessary to assist in the navigation of the region’s numerous attractions, or ...

First airline in Mexico to operate Airbus’ largest single-aisle aircraft

First airline in Mexico to operate Airbus’ largest single-aisle aircraft

Volaris, a Mexican low-cost carrier, has received its first two Airbus A321 aircraft, the latest being received during a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Hamburg, Germany.

Grenada targets female travelers

Grenada targets female travelers

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada - The warm islands of Grenada will soon become the destination of choice for many female travelers as the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) launches its ‘Grenada Girls ...

Trinidad & Tobago launches travel agent specialist program

Trinidad & Tobago launches travel agent specialist program

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Trinidad & Tobago Travel Agent Specialist Program.

Antigua and Barbuda engages thousands of travel agents at new tradeshow

Antigua and Barbuda engages thousands of travel agents at new tradeshow

ST JOHN'S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism and the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) continue to focus on aggressively attracting new business from throughout ...

Pure Grenada’s rainforest has won a Gold Medal

Pure Grenada’s rainforest has won a Gold Medal

The Grenada-Cathy John exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 named "Pure Grenada’s Rainforest" has won a Gold Medal.

Bahamas introduces newest wedding trend: Bridal/Honeymoon Registry

Forget Towels and Teacups, Friends and Family Can Now Gift Lifelong Memories Bahamas introduces newest wedding trend: Bridal/Honeymoon Registry

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Islands Of The Bahamas have long been synonymous with destination weddings and dream honeymoons, and with their new dedicated bridal and honeymoon registry they are further ...

Colombia landslide: Single deadliest event since 1999

Colombia landslide: Single deadliest event since 1999

The recent tragedy in Salgar, Colombia, appeared to be the single deadliest event since a 1999 earthquake in the city of Armenia that left hundreds dead.

Minister calls for regional approach to grow Caribbean tourism

Minister calls for regional approach to grow Caribbean tourism

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is pressing for a regional approach to growing the Caribbean tourism market.

Dominican Republic announces new tourism website

Dominican Republic announces new tourism website

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic - The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) announced updates to its current website at this year's Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) conference in ...

Opposition spokesperson: Jamaica’s "worst ever ranking" cause for "deep concern"

Opposition spokesperson: Jamaica’s "worst ever ranking" cause for "deep concern"

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Opposition spokesperson for Tourism and Cruise Shipping, Shahine Robinson has expressed deep concern about Jamaica’s "worst ever ranking" in the Global Travel and Tourism ...

FCCA Central America Cruise Summit helps stakeholders understand cruise tourism

FCCA Central America Cruise Summit helps stakeholders understand cruise tourism

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - The FCCA Central America Cruise Summit closed today after successfully linking local stakeholders and cruise line executives to develop mutual understanding and ...

Not safe for tourism? 42,000 people  shot dead in Brazil

Not safe for tourism? 42,000 people shot dead in Brazil

Brazil had become a favorite destination for travel and tourism. Airlines from far away places like the Gulf region and Turkey started new services to Sao Paulo or Rio De Janeiro.

Saint Lucia to host third annual "LOVE Elevated" Wedding Symposium

Saint Lucia to host third annual "LOVE Elevated" Wedding Symposium

SAINT LUCIA – From September 23 – 27, 2015, Saint Lucia will host a roster of wedding experts during the third annual “LOVE Elevated” Wedding Symposium.

Colombia ranked third in South America for international conferences and conventions

Colombia ranked third in South America for international conferences and conventions

BOGOTA, Colombia - The 150 events classified as ‘international’ that were held in Colombia last year enabled the country to improve its position in the world rankings as a destination for ...

Puerto Vallarta officials and Mexican Tourism Board meet with cruise line execs

Puerto Vallarta officials and Mexican Tourism Board meet with cruise line execs

Jalisco’s Minister of Tourism, Mr. Enrique Ramos Flores, the Tourism Director of the City of Puerto Vallarta, Mr. Oscar Perez, the Director of the Mexican Tourism Board for North America, ...

St. Kitts: First Hilton-branded Embassy Suites hotel in 2017

St. Kitts: First Hilton-branded Embassy Suites hotel in 2017

Currently under construction in Pelican Bay, St. Kitts will debut a 226-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel in the first quarter of 2017.

GOL announces 1Q15 Results

GOL announces 1Q15 Results

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA the largest low-cost and best-fare airline in Latin America, announces its 1Q15 Results.

Highlights

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival a spectacular success

Do as the Junkanoos do and dance Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival a spectacular success

NASSAU, BAHAMAS - Thousands of revelers joined in the celebration across the picturesque colonial city of Nassau as the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2015 culminated in a spectacular close.

Caribbean consortium strongest candidate to operate Norman Manley Airport

Caribbean consortium strongest candidate to operate Norman Manley Airport

MIAMI, FL - A consortium of Grupo Puntacana, Jamaica Producers Group and the GB Group have been selected as one of the prequalified firms to pass on to the second stage in the privatization ...

Hilton Barra Hotel opened in Rio de Janeiro

RIOTUR – the city of Rio Tourism Board - is pleased to welcome first unit of US Hilton Worldwide Hilton Barra Hotel opened in Rio de Janeiro

The Hilton Barra Hotel has 298 rooms and an exclusive restaurant for 140 guests located in the heart of Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, close to the RIO 2016 Olympic Park.

M/V Cattleya Amazon cruise video by Latin Trails

M/V Cattleya Amazon cruise video by Latin Trails

QUITO, Ecuador – Latin Trails, a small ship expedition Company with many years of experience in Amazon exploration has just released a ...

Aruba launches redesigned travel agent certification program

Aruba launches redesigned travel agent certification program

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - The Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) in partnership with Travel Agent Academy launched a redesigned and refreshed Aruba Certified Expert Program (ACE) for the trade community.

Belo Horizonte to Orlando new direct air service

Sao Paulo 0 Orlando and Sao Paulo to Fort Lauderdale: Increase in direct flights Belo Horizonte to Orlando new direct air service

Azul Brazilian Airlines to debut first-ever nonstop flight to Belo Horizonte From Orlando.

World Economic Forum on Latin America closes with calls for more reforms to end inequality

World Economic Forum on Latin America closes with calls for more reforms to end inequality

Riviera Maya, Mexico, 8 May 2015 – With global economic conditions more challenging, Latin America needs to pursue reforms and policies to improve productivity, address persistent inequality and ...

Trinidad and Tobago talks business in America's capital

Trinidad and Tobago talks business in America's capital

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Washington DC was the center of attention as the Trinidad and Tobago Convention Bureau North American road show rolled into America's capital on May 6th and played host ...

RIO 2017- a future opportunity for tourism legacy

RIO 2017- a future opportunity for tourism legacy

The Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau organized on April 29 at the Maracanã stadium auditorium, the forum “Rio 2017 - a future opportunity for tourism legacy” in order to prepare the ...

US investors: Cuba is ready for you!

US investors: Cuba is ready for you!

Senior Cuban officials told participants at the 10th World Economic Forum on Latin America that the government is eager to receive foreign investment, and has taken measures to make Cuba an ...

La Quinta arrives in Chile

La Quinta arrives in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile - Chile will be the first country in the southern cone in La Quinta's expansion strategy in Latin America, with a franchise agreement for an LQ Hotel by La Quinta with the Chilean ...

Aeromexico reports April 2015 traffic results

Aeromexico reports April 2015 traffic results

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeromexico S A B de C V today reported April 2015 operational results.

New date for World Indigenous Games

New date for World Indigenous Games

At the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)’s request, the World Indigenous Peoples Games date has changed. This event will now be held from October 20th to November 1st, in Palmas.

Martinique addresses climate issues

Martinique addresses climate issues

NEW YORK, New York – Martinique is addressing the climate issue by aggressively implementing the Climate, Air and Energy Master Plan developed in cooperation with the French Government.

Optimism for Grand Bahama Summer Program

Optimism for Grand Bahama Summer Program

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND - Coming off a favorable first quarter for 2015 and perhaps the best hotel occupancy in 11 years, the Grand Bahama Island tourism sector anticipates continued growth in the ...

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico: Passenger traffic up 7.5 percent

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico: Passenger traffic up 7.5 percent

GUADALAJARA, México - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S A B de C V announced today preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of April 2015 compared to traffic figures for ...

The Caribbean's "smartest" festival: Literary Jollification in Anguilla

The Caribbean's "smartest" festival: Literary Jollification in Anguilla

ANGUILLA, B.W.I – This Memorial Day weekend, travelers can combine a relaxing warm-weather getaway with the Caribbean’s “smartest” festival during the fourth annual “Anguilla Lit Fest: ...

Star Alliance member COPA reports 113.1 million net income

Star Alliance member COPA reports 113.1 million net income

As a member of Star Alliance, Copa Holdings is a Panama-based Latin American provider of air passenger and cargo services.

Royal Caribbean Cruises declares dividend

Royal Caribbean Cruises declares dividend

The Board of Directors of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Hilton Worldwide to develop Embassy Suites in St. Kitts

Hilton Worldwide to develop Embassy Suites in St. Kitts

MCLEAN, VA - During the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami last week, Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Caribbean-based Sterling ...

Trinidad and Tobago woos Atlanta business community

Trinidad and Tobago woos Atlanta business community

The Trinidad and Tobago Convention Bureau (TTCB), a department within the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company (TDC) kicked off its three city North American Road Show at the Ellis ...

Bahamas stunning from all angles, including 220 miles above

Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares Photo “Of Most Beautiful Place From Space” Bahamas stunning from all angles, including 220 miles above

NASSAU, Bahamas – Forty-six years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, and Buzz Aldrin shared the first photograph from the moon to Earth, Astronaut Scott Kelly is ...

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