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Mick Jagger's "private tour" of Buenos Aires cemetery irks tourists

Mick Jagger's "private tour" of Buenos Aires cemetery irks tourists

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Mick Jagger infuriated visitors to Argentina’s La Recoleta cemetery by having it shut so he can take a private tour.

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism: Bahamas has no confirmed cases of Zika

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism: Bahamas has no confirmed cases of Zika

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

NASSAU, The Bahamas - As the Zika virus continues to spread rapidly across the Caribbean, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) and local industry partners have put several preventative measures ...

Jamaica releases findings of a Tourism Demand Study

Jamaica releases findings of a Tourism Demand Study

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Tourism Linkages Hub, a division of the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, recently released the findings of a Tourism Demand Study.

Bird-watching tourism takes flight in Grand Bahama

Bird-watching tourism takes flight in Grand Bahama

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT), the National Audubon Society (NAS) and the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) recently held a special bird watching training ...

First Hyatt-branded hotel opens in Nicaragua

First Hyatt-branded hotel opens in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Hyatt Hotels Corporation and LATAM Hotels Corp announce the opening of Hyatt Place Managua, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the capital city of Managua, Nicaragua.

Popular tourist destination in Chile struck by earthquake

Popular tourist destination in Chile struck by earthquake

USGS

Ovalle, Coquimbo, Chile was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake just about an hour ago at 00:33:06 UTC. This was followed by a 5.1 aftershock around a half hour later.

Caribbean: Bahamas listed among most expensive destinations

Caribbean: Bahamas listed among most expensive destinations

press release

Nassau and George Town are listed among the most expensive destinations in the Caribbean, according to a recent survey conducted by TravelMag.com.

Nonstop service to Havana, Cuba from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos announced

Nonstop service to Havana, Cuba from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos announced

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands - Commencing on May 3, 2016 interCaribbean Airways is is pleased to launch new nonstop services to Havana's Jose MartíInternational Airport (HAV), from ...

Planning underway for even better Bahamas Junkanoo festival

Dates set for 2017 and 2018 Planning underway for even better Bahamas Junkanoo festival

The Bahamas Tourist Office

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) has made a concerted effort to implement lessons learned from the inaugural year in order to improve the overall event ...

Tourism Enhancement Fund pays for needed upgrade of Jamaican police department

Tourism Enhancement Fund pays for needed upgrade of Jamaican police department

A social intervention pilot project for the parish of Westmoreland is to be rolled out over the next few weeks to help reduce criminal activity.

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico reports passenger traffic increase of 16.4 percent

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico reports passenger traffic increase of 16.4 percent

GUADALAJARA, Jalisco, Mexico - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, SAB de CV announced preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures in the 13 airports of the Company for the month of January ...

ASUR: Total passenger traffic up 8 percent

ASUR: Total passenger traffic up 8 percent

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, SAB de CV, the first privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight other airports in southeast Mexico, as well ...

Aeromexico reports January 2016 traffic results

Aeromexico reports January 2016 traffic results

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

Trinidad and Tobago ready to welcome locals and tourists for biggest street event on Earth

Trinidad and Tobago ready to welcome locals and tourists for biggest street event on Earth

Trinidad & Tobago Tourism

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Officially celebrated on February 8 and 9, the Earth-Trinidad Carnival festivities started just after Christmas and will continue until Ash Wednesday-loaded with dozens ...

St. Thomas resort completes $20 million renovation

St. Thomas resort completes $20 million renovation

ST THOMAS, USVI - Sugar Bay Resort and Spa today announced the completion of a $20 million campaign to update and renovate guest rooms, public areas, and restaurants across the property.

Aloft brand debuts in Asuncion, Paraguay

Aloft brand debuts in Asuncion, Paraguay

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the debut of its sizzling Aloft brand in Paraguay— one of Latin America’s fastest-growing and tech-savvy ...

Volaris: Strong market demand drives passenger traffic growth of 32 percent

Volaris: Strong market demand drives passenger traffic growth of 32 percent

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports January 2016 preliminary traffic results.

Six Flags water park thrills coming to Oaxtepec, Mexico

Six Flags water park thrills coming to Oaxtepec, Mexico

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX - Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced that its public bid to open and operate a water park in Mexico has been ...

TDC’s Carnival Visitor Guides program to assist locals and tourists

TDC’s Carnival Visitor Guides program to assist locals and tourists

Trinidad & Tobago Tourism

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Travelers to the City of Port of Spain now have the opportunity to explore a wealth of Carnival activities with the assistance of Tourism Visitor Guides, strategically ...

British Virgin Islands celebrates romance

Love's Little Secrets campaign British Virgin Islands celebrates romance

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) is excited to launch its Love's Little Secrets campaign and ...

Zika virus update from Caribbean Tourism Organization and CHTA

Zika virus update from Caribbean Tourism Organization and CHTA

The spread of the Zika virus in the Americas, with Brazil as the epicentre, and the possible though not yet proven accompanying link to microcephaly has, understandably, caused concern.

Jamaica: Tourism creates J$70 billion potential trade market for local businesses

Jamaica: Tourism creates J$70 billion potential trade market for local businesses

KINGSTON, Jamaica - A newly released Tourism Demand Study, commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, has revealed that opportunities created by tourism for the trade of ...

Trinidad and Tobago student shines in the 2015 FCCA Foundation Children’s Essay Contest

Trinidad and Tobago student shines in the 2015 FCCA Foundation Children’s Essay Contest

Trinidad & Tobago Tourism

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - On January 29, a team from the Tourism Development Company Ltd.

Trinidad and Tobago pledges support to regional health and tourism study

Trinidad and Tobago pledges support to regional health and tourism study

Trinidad & Tobago Tourism

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Trinidad and Tobago is one of six countries in the Caribbean which has pledged support for the implementation of a regional project aimed at developing health monitoring ...

Cancun Tourism: UK visitor numbers up 8 percent

Cancun Tourism: UK visitor numbers up 8 percent

CANCUN, Mexico - The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce that UK visitor numbers to Cancun increased by 8% for the period January to October 2015 compared to the ...

Barbados announces 2015 best year on record for tourism

Barbados announces 2015 best year on record for tourism

press release

Barbados’ tourism industry is on a strong growth path with 2015 being a record year.

Tourism boom: Cuba in desperate need of investors to develop tourism infrastructure

Tourism boom: Cuba in desperate need of investors to develop tourism infrastructure

Cuba is looking for investors to help stimulate an unprecedented tourism boom after the country improved ties with the United States.

Bahamas goes after Indian tourists

Bahamas goes after Indian tourists

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism plans to head to India in hopes of garnering more interest and business for The Bahamas.

Belize Tourism Board: Visitor arrival numbers rebounded in 2015

Belize Tourism Board: Visitor arrival numbers rebounded in 2015

BELMOPAN, Belize - Although the first quarter of 2015 was off to a slow start, the next seven months, and particularly the last four months recorded spectacular tourism figures.

Pope Francis to visit Mexico City

Pope Francis to visit Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will be visiting Mexico City from February 12 – 18, marking his inaugural trip to the country.

Hilton Worldwide and Atlantica Hotels sign deal to develop Hilton Garden Inn brand in Brazil

Hilton Worldwide and Atlantica Hotels sign deal to develop Hilton Garden Inn brand in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil - Hilton Worldwide and Atlantica Hotels announced today the signing of an exclusive management license agreement for Atlantica to develop and manage Hilton Garden Inn hotels in ...

Green Motion Car Rental opens in St Maarten in the Caribbean

Green Motion Car Rental opens in St Maarten in the Caribbean

LONDON, England - Green Motion car hire has today announced the opening of St Maarten, expanding its presence over the US and Caribbean.

Isla Verde tourism to strengthen as ESJ Towers completes renovation

Isla Verde tourism to strengthen as ESJ Towers completes renovation

Isla Verde, an iconic high-density tourist area in Puerto Rico, is projected to see a boost in tourism as the transformation of ESJ Towers is finalized.

Kiribati has potential as game fishing tourism haven

Kiribati has potential as game fishing tourism haven

South Pacific Tourism Organization

A recent study conducted by the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) revealed that the idyllic island of Kiribati has the potential to become top fishing tourism destinations.

Aruba resort achieves 16 years of sustainability

Green Globe re-certifies Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba resort achieves 16 years of sustainability

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts was recently re-certified by Green Globe, marking sixteen years of continual accreditation.

Dominica among World's Best Ethical Destinations for the fifth time

Dominica among World's Best Ethical Destinations for the fifth time

ROSEAU, Dominica – Dominica is celebrating 2016 with expanded air travel, exciting new hotel developments and much more!

Atlantis Submarines Barbados earns Gold award from Green Globe

Atlantis Submarines Barbados earns Gold award from Green Globe

Green Globe

“We chose Green Globe because it is internationally recognized to guide and authenticate our internal efforts.

Curaçao releases the latest happenings on island

Curaçao releases the latest happenings on island

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – With temperatures cooling down across the North East and Canada, the Southern Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is only just heating up this year with a myriad of events, ...

Hyatt Centric hotels on an expansion course

Hyatt Centric hotels on an expansion course

Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced the expansion of the Hyatt Centric brand with the first international Hyatt Centric hotel slated to open in mid-2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and the ...

Caribbean Hotel Tourism Association's 2016 Marketplace attracts over 1100

Caribbean Hotel Tourism Association's 2016 Marketplace attracts over 1100

Hundreds of Caribbean tourism vendors from around the world gathered at the Caribbean Hotel Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Marketplace 2016 held at the Atlantis Paradise Island from ...

CTO and Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association issue statement on Zika virus

CTO and Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association issue statement on Zika virus

Public health authorities in the Caribbean are working diligently to mitigate the effects of the Zika virus. Zika, also known as ZIKV, is spread primarily by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Tour boat accident in Nicaragua kills 13 tourists

Tour boat accident in Nicaragua kills 13 tourists

Thirteen people died on Saturday after a small tourist boat sank amid strong winds off a remote island in the Caribbean sea, Nicaraguan government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said.

Puerto Rico hotel enhances management team

Puerto Rico hotel enhances management team

LEVITTOWN, Puerto Rico - A Puerto Rico hotel is capitalizing on the hospitality management experience of a seasoned professional to improve guest satisfaction and support the professional ...

Strong earthquake strikes off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico

Strong earthquake strikes off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.6

Date-Time • 21 Jan 2016 18:06:59 UTC

Attraction of event to São Paulo ensures Caio Award

World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse is a highlight of Brazilian tourism industry's major award Attraction of event to São Paulo ensures Caio Award

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A process that began in 2010 culminated in attracting the World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse to São Paulo and led to the "Silver Alligator" (Jacaré de Prata) ...

Seventh ACS Summit to take place in Cuba

Seventh ACS Summit to take place in Cuba

PETIONVILLE, Haiti – The city of Petionville, Haiti, welcomed Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Vice Ministers, Ambassadors and other delegations, as well as the representatives of international ...

Platinum Steel Orchestra makes history in Trinidad and Tobago

Platinum Steel Orchestra makes history in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago Tourism

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Recognized as the pre-eminent steel band competition in the world, Panorama is an annual Carnival music competition open to both conventional and single pan steel bands ...

Antigua and Barbuda present third annual Showcase Antigua Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda present third annual Showcase Antigua Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Office

SAINT JOHN’S, Antigua - The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority with the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association is hosting the third annual “Showcase Antigua Barbuda,” on Saturday, May 21, ...

Desafio Adventure Company in Costa Rica receives eTN Honest Travel Award

Desafio Adventure Company in Costa Rica receives eTN Honest Travel Award

eTurboNews today awarded the eTN Honest Travel Award today to Desafio Adventure Company in Costa Rica. The eTurboNews Honest Travel Award is not about ratings or how “luxurious” something ...

Boston Beach in Portland, Jamaica, handed over spending $27.7 million in refurbishing

Boston Beach in Portland, Jamaica, handed over spending $27.7 million in refurbishing

PORTLAND, Jamaica – The famous Boston Beach in Portland has been refurbished at a cost of $27.7 million and was officially reopened by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr.

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