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Peru Tourism in La Libertad nearly doubled in seven years

Peru Tourism in La Libertad nearly doubled in seven years

La Libertad is the only region in Peru that contains all three of Peru’s diverse geographical regions: the coast, highlands, and rainforest.

Negril police given new motorcyles

Negril police given new motorcyles

By eTN Staff Writer

NEGRIL, Westmoreland - As part of an ongoing effort to further enhance safety and security in resort areas island-wide, the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, through the Tourism Enhancement ...

Jamaica: Ongoing effort to enhance safety and security in resort areas

Jamaica: Ongoing effort to enhance safety and security in resort areas

NEGRIL, Jamaica - As part of an ongoing effort to further enhance safety and security in resort areas island-wide, the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, through the Tourism Enhancement Fund ...

Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism:  Montego Bay’s cultural center now open

Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism: Montego Bay’s cultural center now open

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Jamaica’s Montago Bay area has a new tourist attraction – the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism has announced.

Costa Rica Immigration Administration: If your visa is expired leave our country immediately

Costa Rica Immigration Administration: If your visa is expired leave our country immediately

Costa Rica's Immigration Administration clarified that foreigners caught with expired visas on their way out of Costa Rica will not be detained as long as they leave the country immediately.

Costa Rica begins enforcing fine for expired visas

Costa Rica begins enforcing fine for expired visas

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Costa Rica’s Immigration Administration will begin enforcing a fine at its borders Monday for travelers whose temporary residency visas have expired.

Tourism stakeholders at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

Tourism stakeholders at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

The 2014 FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise and tourism conference and trade show in the Caribbean, will let delegates and exhibitors target about 1,000 cruise tourism ...

Slum tourism to Rio de Janeiro: Good or bad travel and tourism niche?

Slum tourism to Rio de Janeiro: Good or bad travel and tourism niche?

In June, Brazil found itself awash in tourists, ambling about like walking sacks of cash.

Caribbean visitor arrivals in line with world average

Caribbean Tourism: Strong Canadian arrivals and a Successful Winter Season Place Caribbean visitor arrivals in line with world average

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean recorded a rise in visitor arrivals during the first half of this year, keeping pace with the world average.

Caribbean visitor arrivals in line with world average

Tourist numbers in the Caribbean Caribbean visitor arrivals in line with world average

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – “There is enough evidence to suggest that there is growing economic confidence in the region’s biggest neighbor and this is releasing much pent-up travel demand caused ...

Tourism ministers meet on joint partnerships

Tourism ministers meet on joint partnerships

ST JOHNS, Antigua - A historic meeting was held between the Honourable Asot Michael, Antigua and Barbuda's Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy and Ontario's Minister of ...

Playa Resorts names new GM for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Playa Resorts names new GM for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

FT LAUDERDALE, FL and MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Playa Resorts Management, the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts BV, today announced the appointment of Carl A Hendriks as ...

Farmers in Central America generate energy from coffee wastewater

Farmers in Central America generate energy from coffee wastewater

The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee ...

Worst drought in decades forces state of emergency in Guatemala

Worst drought in decades forces state of emergency in Guatemala

Central America is suffering one of its worst droughts in decades, and experts say major farm losses and the deaths of hundreds of cattle in the region could leave hundreds of thousands of ...

Baha Mar appoints Executive Vice President, International Marketing

Baha Mar appoints Executive Vice President, International Marketing

NASSAU, Bahamas - Baha Mar today announced that Alex Pariente has been named Executive Vice President, International Marketing for the Baha Mar Casino & Resort, the centerpiece of the $3.5 ...

After Chile, San Francisco, now Peru struck by 6.9 earthquake on Sunday

After Chile, San Francisco, now Peru struck by 6.9 earthquake on Sunday

After Chile, San Francisco, now it hit Peru in South America.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake was felt in parts of Lima and in many major cities of southeastern Peru, including Cuzco and ...

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 ...

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