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Colombia: $1.5 million investment to boost tourism in the country

Colombia: $1.5 million investment to boost tourism in the country

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia’s government will invest almost $1.5 million to partner with airlines and private companies in order to increase tourism in the country, which already jumped 7.34% in ...

Academy of Gastronomy & Tourism opens in Domenican Republic

Academy of Gastronomy & Tourism opens in Domenican Republic

The Dominican Academy of Gastronomy and Tourism was constituted on August 18, 2014, as a non-profitable institution aimed at showing and preserving the gastronomic traditions of the country, as ...

Costa Rican tourism: Block retroactive sales tax

Costa Rican tourism: Block retroactive sales tax

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Leaders of the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) sent President Luis Guillermo Solís a letter asking him to block a Finance Ministry decree ordering tourism businesses to ...

Carnival Pride to operate special Caribbean cruises between Baltimore and San Juan

Carnival Pride to operate special Caribbean cruises between Baltimore and San Juan

MIAMI, FL - For the first time, Carnival Pride will operate a series of 10- to 14-day Caribbean cruises round-trip from Baltimore and one-way between Baltimore and San Juan featuring some of the ...

Do you know your etiquette when it comes to working in tourism?

Do you know your etiquette when it comes to working in tourism?

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Aimed at exposing 25 members of the Jamaica Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency’s (PICA’s) executive management team to protocol and professional etiquette in its ...

A-listers align for a star-studded partnership at Baha Mar

A-listers align for a star-studded partnership at Baha Mar

NASSAU, The Bahamas - Today, Baha Mar, the grand and greatly anticipated luxury resort located in Nassau, The Bahamas, announces an exciting partnership with two of the leading names in the world ...

Association of Caribbean States supports development of SMEs in the region

Caribbean economy and tourism Association of Caribbean States supports development of SMEs in the region

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 support Small and Medium Enterprises ...

Car crash kills 3 members of the Pope's family in Argentina

Car crash kills 3 members of the Pope's family in Argentina

A car crash in Argentina killed three members of the Pope's family today.

Tourists injured in Costa Rica bridge collapse

Tourists injured in Costa Rica bridge collapse

LA FORTUNA, Costa Rica - The night ended badly last Friday after several tourists were injured when a hanging bridge collapsed in the popular tourist destination of La Fortuna, in northern Costa ...

Nevis hosting Island’s Race Week

Nevis hosting Island’s Race Week

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – September 19th is celebrated as the day of Independence for the Caribbean island of Nevis.

August brings Santo Domingo festivities to Managua

August brings Santo Domingo festivities to Managua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - For your clients seeking a truly authentic cultural experience, Managua’s festivities celebrating patron saint Santo Domingo are the highlight of the year.

New hotel option in Granada

New hotel option in Granada

GRANADA, Nicaragua - The colonial city of Granada is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nicaragua and home to many incredible hotels and accommodations options.

Avianca Holdings reports operating profit of $49.8 million

Avianca Holdings reports operating profit of $49.8 million

BOGOTA, Colombia - Avianca Holdings SA the following results pertain to the 2Q 2014, financial and operational information is provided in millions of US dollars unless stated otherwise.

Puerto Rico's MICE industry booming

Puerto Rico's MICE industry booming

Meet Puerto Rico (MPR-Puerto Rico Convention Bureau) recently announced that it reached its annual goal by booking 409 groups and more than 100,000 delegates who, in the next few years, will visit ...

Crocodile stalks tourist in Mexican waters

Crocodile stalks tourist in Mexican waters

Bone-chilling footage has emerged of a tourist scrambling to swim back to shore while being stalked by a crocodile in Mexico.

ACS hosts regional workshop on public policies to support SMEs

Association of Caribbean States ACS hosts regional workshop on public policies to support SMEs

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - With the overall aim of improving the potential for growth, innovation and competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), the Association of ...

Aeromexico connects Monterrey with Houston and Torreon

Aeromexico connects Monterrey with Houston and Torreon

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, reiterates its goal to increase service and connectivity to the Monterrey International Airport, one of the carrier's largest airport ...

Brazilian GOL Airline reports 6th consecutive quarterly EBIT evolution

Brazilian GOL Airline reports 6th consecutive quarterly EBIT evolution

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, announced today its results for the second quarter of 2014.

Highlights

Health prevention topic at sustainability conference

Third Statia sustainable conference and exhibition Health prevention topic at sustainability conference

ORANJESTAD, Saint Eustatius - The Statia Sustainable Conference and Exhibition (SSC-3) opens in Statia on Thursday September 25, during which delegates will discuss critical issues relating to the ...

LATAM Airlines Group reports traffic decrease

LATAM Airlines Group reports traffic decrease

LATAM Airlines Group has released its monthly traffic statistics for July 2014.

Peru wants neighbors to become "border tourists"

Peru wants neighbors to become "border tourists"

LIMA, Peru - For many Ecuadorian and Chilean tourists, the cities of Tumbes and Tacna (respectively) are the gateways to a number of diverse destinations in the interior of the country.

La Quinta Holdings enters Nicaragua and Guatemala

La Quinta Holdings enters Nicaragua and Guatemala

IRVING, TX - La Quinta Holdings Inc, owner, operator and franchisor of La Quinta Inns & Suites hotels, announced it has signed franchise agreements for new hotels in Nicaragua and Guatemala, ...

Embraer's Legacy 500 Executive Jet awarded Brazilian certification

Embraer's Legacy 500 Executive Jet awarded Brazilian certification

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil – ANAC) today granted type certification for the Legacy 500 executive jet during a ceremony ...

LIME Montego Bay Jerk Festival exceeds expectations

LIME Montego Bay Jerk Festival exceeds expectations

The LIME Montego Bay Jerk Festival exceeded expectations of all concerned during its fifth staging at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in St. James on Emancipation Day, August 1, 2014.

16 lucky couples selected for complimentary wedding in the Bahamas

16 lucky couples selected for complimentary wedding in the Bahamas

PLANTATION, FL - After four months of promotions and submissions from more than three thousand couples from throughout the United States of America, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) ...

Navis tourism chief: Revenues up 42 percent

Navis tourism chief: Revenues up 42 percent

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) Greg Phillip said that Nevis tourism revenues are 42 percent ahead of last year’s revenue pace.

Volaris flies over one million passengers in July

Volaris flies over one million passengers in July

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

Stellar entertainment lined up for regional World Travel Awards event

Stellar entertainment lined up for regional World Travel Awards event

Ecuadorian writer, photographer, and television personality, Renato Ortega, will host the South and Central American Gala Ceremony for this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA) for the region, which ...

Tourism and civil aviation – a symbiotic relationship

Tourism and civil aviation – a symbiotic relationship

The importance of “accessibility” particularly air access and its relationship to the viability of the Regional Tourism Industry cannot be over stated.

Management changes announced for IBTM America

Management changes announced for IBTM America

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced management changes for IBTM America 2015 (renamed following AIBTM 2014) with Jaime Rosov appointed as Event Director. Michael J.

Caribbean tourism prepares for major change

Caribbean tourism prepares for major change

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean and global tourism thought leaders gather in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands next month to discuss and devise strategies to position Caribbean tourism for major ...

Luxury Panama retreat to sell at absolute auction

Luxury Panama retreat to sell at absolute auction

HUNTSVILLE, AL - Rancho de Caldera – a private resort/retreat in Caldera, Panama, that includes a home, nine villas, a restaurant, a yoga pavilion, greenhouses and a fruit orchard – will sell ...

Aeromexico reports 6.8 percent passenger increase

Aeromexico reports 6.8 percent passenger increase

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeromexico S A B de C V ("Aeromexico") the largest airline in Mexico, reports its operating statistics for July 2014.

New zoning would open expansion of the Ritz Carlton Cayman Islands

New zoning would open expansion of the Ritz Carlton Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism wants to change the zoning of more than 200 acres surrounding the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman the land from predominantly public open space to ...

Saint Lucia Tourist Board launches innovative campaign

Saint Lucia Tourist Board launches innovative campaign

SAINT LUCIA – The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has launched yet another innovative and exciting campaign geared directly towards Caribbean travelers.

ACS partners with regional tourism and aviation agencies to host Caribbean Aviation Day 2014

ACS partners with regional tourism and aviation agencies to host Caribbean Aviation Day 2014

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is proud to announce its collaboration with Regional Agencies, the Airports Council International (ACI), Latin ...

Proexport Colombia's new e-learning program for UK agents

Proexport Colombia's new e-learning program for UK agents

Tourism, foreign investment, and exports promotions agency Proexport Colombia has launched a comprehensive new e-learning programme for UK travel agents called Learn Colombia aimed at increasing ...

Canada remains primary source of visitors to Cuba

Canada remains primary source of visitors to Cuba

Canada continues to be the primary source of visitors to Cuba, according to a report by the National Statistics and Information Office (ONE), cited by the Cuban business magazine Opciones.

Get ready for Independence Celebration in Negril, Jamaica

Get ready for Independence Celebration in Negril, Jamaica

Negril, Jamaica-New York Link Up in association with Borderline Production present the 15th annual Summer Bus Trip Beach Party at Long Beach Negril, August 6, 2014 Independence Day.

Embraer announces its second quarter 2014 results

Embraer announces its second quarter 2014 results

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - EMBRAER SA released its second quarter 2014 results.

HIGHLIGHTS

Fun in Aruba is full speed ahead with "Arubapalooza"

Fun in Aruba is full speed ahead with "Arubapalooza"

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Even with summer in full swing, it's never too early to look ahead to the start of autumn.

Barbados and Dominica: Storm warning issued

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Tropical storm watch Barbados and Dominica: Storm warning issued

Bertha is the name of the latest tropical storm over the Atlantic Ocean threatening travel and tourism on islands in the Caribbean.

Climate change: Another hurdle for poverty eradication

Volatile weather touches everything, including tourism Climate change: Another hurdle for poverty eradication

Today, most persons consider climate change to be a reality and not a myth.

Bahamas tourism launches ‘Bahamas Best Beaches’ photo contest

Bahamas tourism launches ‘Bahamas Best Beaches’ photo contest

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is launching an exciting ‘Bahamas Best Beaches’ photo competition using social media and both residents and US visitors will be able to participate.

They call them Isolated People: Video shows indigenous people first ever contact with civilization

First ever contact with the outside world: Indigenous Peruvian Indian surrendered to bananas They call them Isolated People: Video shows indigenous people first ever contact with civilization

This is not a travel or tourism event, but it could have well been one of the most fascinating discoveries of our current civilization and worth millions for a wealthy traveler to Brazil or Peru ...

Star Alliance opens new lounge at Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3

Star Alliance opens new lounge at Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Star Alliance officially opened its new Lounge at Sao Paulo – Guarulhos Airport, Terminal 3 today.

Aeromexico reports Q2 2014 results

Aeromexico reports Q2 2014 results

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeromexico S A B de C V ("Aeromexico"), the largest airline in Mexico, today reported its unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter 2014.

Venezuela still blocking $4.1 billion owed to airlines

Venezuela still blocking $4.1 billion owed to airlines

MIAMI, FL - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Venezuelan government to honor the commitment it made in March to permit airlines to repatriate in full and at fair ...

GOL releases June, 2014 traffic figures

GOL releases June, 2014 traffic figures

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

Peru’s central jungle regions broaden their tourist appeal

Peru’s central jungle regions broaden their tourist appeal

LIMA, Peru - Regions in Peru’s central jungle such as Pasco have broadened their tourist appeal by implementing new routes, which explains the ongoing investment in infrastructure projects to ...

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