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Unruly drunk forces Cuba-bound flight to divert to Bermuda

Unruly drunk forces Cuba-bound flight to divert to Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda - An unruly passenger forced a Cuba-bound flight this afternoon to divert to the Island, where he was arrested.

Villanueva: DR tourism sector grew 14 percent in October

Villanueva: DR tourism sector grew 14 percent in October

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The tourism sector’s impressive growth this year, the highest since 2007, results from internal and external factors, said the Dominican Republic Hotels and ...

USVI tourism enjoys strong summer

USVI tourism enjoys strong summer

A strong summer season boosted tourism numbers for the United States Virgin Islands, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

Caribbean destinations ranked

Caribbean destinations ranked

NEW YORK, NY - The Caribbean is the world’s most tourism-intensive region.

Prospects for Jamaica winter tourist season

Prospects for Jamaica winter tourist season

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - With just three weeks to go before the December 15 start of the 2014/2015 Winter Tourist Season, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr.

Tampa- Havana flight: $24,000 landing fees  in Havana, $275 in Tampa

Tampa- Havana flight: $24,000 landing fees in Havana, $275 in Tampa

The battle for the Cuban charter flight business out of Tampa International Airport has landed in federal court, exposing what U.S.

Murder in paradise: German couple found dead on the beach

Murder in paradise: German couple found dead on the beach

Trinidad and Tobago is a stunning destination of 60,000 people and for vacationers. More and more it's becoming also a place of choice to retire. Germans and British are on top of the fan ...

Ships' arrival kicks off 2014 cruise season on Nevis

Ships' arrival kicks off 2014 cruise season on Nevis

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — Two cruise ships anchored at the Charlestown Port on November 19, 2014 and Chief Executive Officer of the Nevis Tourism Authority Greg Phillip said the visits marked the ...

IHG signs Crowne Plaza Hotel in Medellin

IHG signs Crowne Plaza Hotel in Medellin

MIAMI, FL - InterContinental Hotels Group announces the signing of a new-build, 199-room Crowne Plaza® hotel in Medellin, Colombia.

Jet Blue style: Azul Brazilian Airlines now takes booking for US - Brazil

Jet Blue style: Azul Brazilian Airlines now takes booking for US - Brazil

FORT LAUDERDALE, Floida - Azul Brazilian Airlines has received approval from the US Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration to commence sales on its first international ...

Tourism growth looks positive for Guatemala

Tourism growth looks positive for Guatemala

Significant investment in tourism is being planning for Central American country Guatemala.

Guatemala's tourist board is projecting 2.2 million visitors for the year 2014.

Mahekal Beach Resort opening in Playa Del Carmen

Mahekal Beach Resort opening in Playa Del Carmen

Nestled between the dense Riviera Maya jungle and Playa del Carmen's largest stretch of beach spanning 800 pristine feet, Mahekal Beach Resort is opening December 15, 2014 after a $10 million ...

Jamaica: Outlook for tourism sector remains positive

Jamaica: Outlook for tourism sector remains positive

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - With year-to date arrivals figures trending above those recorded in 2013, Jamaica remains on target to again welcome well over two million stopover visitors this year.

WTM Latin America sees a technology boom for 2015

WTM Latin America sees a technology boom for 2015

The third edition of World Travel Market Latin America, which will take place at the same time as the 43rd Braztoa Commercial Meeting, April 22-24, 2015 at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, will ...

World Indigenous Games will take place in Brazil next year

World Indigenous Games will take place in Brazil next year

After the success of the World Cup, Brazil has established itself as home to major sporting events.

Trinidad and Tobago leads the region on symposium in Tour Guiding Safety and Security

Trinidad and Tobago leads the region on symposium in Tour Guiding Safety and Security

PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD – The Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (TDC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) hosted its Inaugural Tourism Conference on ...

Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay receives Green Globe Certification

Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay receives Green Globe Certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Royalton Luxury Resorts is pleased to announce that Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay has been awarded Green Globe Certification.

Saga Sapphire opens Trinidad's cruise season

Saga Sapphire opens Trinidad's cruise season

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - The arrival of the Saga Sapphire, which brought just over 600 passengers to the Port of Port of Spain on November 13, signalled the opening of the 2014/2015 Cruise season ...

Puerto Rico launches agricultural tourism program

Puerto Rico launches agricultural tourism program

ADJUNTAS, Puerto Rico – Executive Director for the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Ingrid I.

TDC to host symposium on Tourism Tour Guiding Safety and Security

TDC to host symposium on Tourism Tour Guiding Safety and Security

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad –The Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism will host a one day symposium on Tourism Tour Guiding Safety and Security on ...

Saga Sapphire to open Trinidad’s cruise season

Saga Sapphire to open Trinidad’s cruise season

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – The arrival of the Saga Sapphire, which brought just over 600 passengers to the Port of Port of Spain on November 13, signaled the opening of the 2014/2015 Cruise ...

World Parks Congress: “Parks, People, Planet: Inspiring Solutions”

World Parks Congress: “Parks, People, Planet: Inspiring Solutions”

By Pamela Lanier, eTN Ambassador Australia

Australia's New South Wales' Environment Minister Rob Stokes has welcomed Pacific Island leaders into Sydney Harbour, as the World Parks Congress begins with more than 5,000 delegates-scientists, ...

Hyatt Place Ciudad del Carmen opens in Mexico

Hyatt Place Ciudad del Carmen opens in Mexico

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Grupo Eco today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Ciudad del Carmen in Campeche, Mexico.

World's first entertainment park animated by Cirque du Soleil

World's first entertainment park animated by Cirque du Soleil

NUEVO VALLARTA, Mexico - Cirque du Soleil, a leading entertainment company, and Grupo Vidanta, a leading developer of world-class resorts and tourism infrastructure in Mexico, today announced ...

GOL announces Q3 2014 results

GOL announces Q3 2014 results

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S A, the largest low-cost airline in Latin America, announces today its results for the third quarter of 2014.

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ACS and CELAC present initiatives at meeting of regional tourism agencies

ACS and CELAC present initiatives at meeting of regional tourism agencies

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - On November 10, 2014, the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), on behalf of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC), hosted a meeting of ...

Latin America set to have world's most sustainable passenger vehicle powertrain mix

Latin America set to have world's most sustainable passenger vehicle powertrain mix

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Countries across Latin America (LATAM) have powertrain markets of varied structure.

Tourists are World Cup stars of Brazil’s new tourism ad campaign

Tourists are World Cup stars of Brazil’s new tourism ad campaign

NEW YORK, New York – Today Embratur (Brazilian Tourism Board) launched a new advertising campaign, where international tourists who visited Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup express their ...

Association of Caribbean States hosts CELAC meeting of regional tourism agencies

Association of Caribbean States hosts CELAC meeting of regional tourism agencies

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS), on behalf of the Republic of Costa Rica in the capacity of President Pro-tempore of the Community of Latin America ...

Hotel manager removed from Cabo Resort for improper financial reporting, diverting revenues

Hotel manager removed from Cabo Resort for improper financial reporting, diverting revenues

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico - Hoteles del Cabo, S de R L de C V, owner of The Resort At Pedregal, announced this week the removal of Capella Hotel Group from the resort (formerly known as Capella ...

ICOMEX Mexico to become part of IBTM portfolio

ICOMEX Mexico to become part of IBTM portfolio

ICOMEX, the leading MICE event in Mexico, is to become the first trade show in Latin America for the IBTM portfolio, resulting from the acquisition of Grupo Fidalex by Reed Exhibitions (RX).

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico: Passenger traffic down 3.1 percent

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico: Passenger traffic down 3.1 percent

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S A B de C V announced today preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of October 2014 compared to traffic figures for ...

World Tourism Organization launches first prototype to overcome seasonality

World Tourism Organization launches first prototype to overcome seasonality

Seasonality is a major challenge for many tourism destinations worldwide due to the major impacts it has on their economic, environmental and socio-cultural structures.

Chikungunya outbreak progresses in Caribbean, Central and South America

Chikungunya outbreak progresses in Caribbean, Central and South America

ATLANTA, GA - Fall in the United States means residents in most of the country will see fewer mosquitoes and less risk of the diseases they spread.

ALTA Airline Leaders Forum attracts top aviation stakeholders

ALTA Airline Leaders Forum attracts top aviation stakeholders

The 11th ALTA Airline Leaders Forum hosted by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) will begin on November 12 at the Atlantis Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas, hailing top ...

Trinidad and Tobago takes center stage at WTM 2014

Trinidad and Tobago takes center stage at WTM 2014

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad –The Trinidad and Tobago booth at World Travel Market (WTM) in London, continues to be a major attraction at the international trade show with sporting personalities ...

Aeromexico reports 6.8% passenger increase

Aeromexico reports 6.8% passenger increase

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeromexico S A B de C V ("Aeromexico"), the largest airline in Mexico, today reported October 2014 operational results.

ASUR: Passenger traffic up 15.8 percent

ASUR: Passenger traffic up 15.8 percent

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S A B de C V, the first privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight other airports in southeast Mexico, as ...

Iconic Los Cabos Resort launches as 'The Resort at Pedregal'

Iconic Los Cabos Resort launches as 'The Resort at Pedregal'

The premier resort destination in Los Cabos today announced its new identity as The Resort at Pedregal. The resort has ended its affiliation with the Capella brand.

Trinidad and Tobago concludes another successful showing at IMEX America

Trinidad and Tobago concludes another successful showing at IMEX America

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago, in its continued drive as the Southern Caribbean’s Meetings and Conferences Capital, made its second appearance at the recently concluded IMEX ...

Barbados Tourism Marketing announces appointment of new CEO

New global Directors announced as well Barbados Tourism Marketing announces appointment of new CEO

Following the announcement of Barbados’ two new divisions of tourism - the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

St. Croix gets set for bridal symposium

St. Croix gets set for bridal symposium

US VIRGIN ISLANDS - A group of world class bridal experts, travel agents, and regional and national media will arrive in the US Virgin Islands in two weeks' time for the second annual Bridal ...

Dia de los Muertos: Thousands of "Catrinas" descend on Mexico City

Dia de los Muertos: Thousands of "Catrinas" descend on Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Thousands of "Catrinas" will take over the streets of Mexico City for the "Catrina MX Fest" on Nov. 1, 2014.

ACS workshops results in establishment of regional network of artisans of the greater Caribbean

ACS workshops results in establishment of regional network of artisans of the greater Caribbean

CARTAGENA, Colombia - The acclaimed colonial city of Cartegena de Indias, a UNESCO World Heritage site situated in the north of Colombia, along Colombia’s Caribbean Coast, was host to the ...

US travel agents choose hottest international winter destination

US travel agents choose hottest international winter destination

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Based on bookings by members of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), Cancun is the most popular international destination for the 2014-2015 winter season.

Hyatt debuts in Panama

Hyatt debuts in Panama

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Immobiliare Real Estate Development Group today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown in Panama City, Panama.

Caribbean Tourism wants to make better use of technology

Caribbean Tourism wants to make better use of technology

If the Caribbean tourism industry is not prepared to cater to visitors in this new digital age, they will lose business to destinations capable of doing so.

India press and travel trade experience Trinidad and Tobago

India press and travel trade experience Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago recently played host to a group of Indian journalists, travel agents and tour operators in an effort to increase the number of tourist arrivals from India.

GAÏA Riverlodge Belize, energized by nature

GAÏA Riverlodge Belize, energized by nature

LOS ANGELES, California - GAÏA Riverlodge is one of Belize's most renowned jungle retreats located in the scenic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve in the country’s western hinterland.

Baha Mar announces highly anticipated culinary experiences

Baha Mar announces highly anticipated culinary experiences

NASSAU, Bahamas - Baha Mar, the $3.5 billion integrated gaming resort opening in the Spring of 2015, is introducing the first four signature restaurants of its highly anticipated culinary ...

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