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Colombia reaching out for business travelers

Colombia reaching out for business travelers

BOGOTA, Colombia - As new destinations in Latin America develop their appeal for both leisure and business travel, different nations are reaching out for new kinds of visitors.

Embraer delivers 14 commercial and 20 executive jets in 1Q14

Embraer delivers 14 commercial and 20 executive jets in 1Q14

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - During the first quarter of 2014 (1Q14), Embraer delivered 14 jets to the commercial aviation market and 20 to the business aviation market, for a total of 34 ...

Venezuelan government urged to assist local travel agents

Venezuelan government urged to assist local travel agents

Skål International requests that the Venezuelan government meet its financial obligations with the airlines that service the country in order to protect the livelihood of over 2,000 travel ...

Brazil focus at WTM Vision Conference

São Paulo as World Cup kick-off approaches Brazil focus at WTM Vision Conference

The latest research about Brazil’s vibrant travel market will be unveiled at the WTM Vision Conference – São Paulo next month.

Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince to open in 2016

Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince to open in 2016

Hilton Worldwide has signed last Thursday in the presence of Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, a management agreement with CAB, SA to operate the new build Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince ...

Aruba - one happy island for families

Aruba - one happy island for families

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Sand castle building, shell hunting tours, art classes, Papiamento language classes and merengue dancing are just some of the many activities offered at Aruba's resorts and ...

Ryan family’s VivaColombia planning major expansion drive

Ryan family’s VivaColombia planning major expansion drive

VivaColombia is planning a major expansion drive this year as the Ryanair model takes hold in South America’s third biggest aviation market.

Second major earthquake within 24 hours in the Pacific Ring of Fire

Second major earthquake within 24 hours in the Pacific Ring of Fire

Late Sunday night, a second magnitude-7.4 quake within one day struck in the same area at a depth of 35 kilometers (22 miles), the USGS said.

Chinese tourists to USA and Canada should visit the Bahamas

Chinese tourists to USA and Canada should visit the Bahamas

The United States and Canada remain the top destinations visited by out bound Chinese travelers with a very close proximity to the Island of the Bahamas creating a feasible travel system between ...

Peru law: Protecting cultural heritage

Peru law: Protecting cultural heritage

Crimes against cultural heritage are defined as destroying or harming important cultural artifacts, such as defacing important monuments or the theft of archaeological finds.

Nicaragua earthquake did not affect tourist attractions, commercial flights

Nicaragua earthquake did not affect tourist attractions, commercial flights

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Tourist attractions and accommodations, as well as commercial flights, in Nicaragua continue to be in operation after the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck near the capital ...

2014 FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show registration now open

2014 FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show registration now open

PEMBROKE PINES, FL - Registration is now open for the 2014 FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, taking place in St Maarten from October 6-10, 2014.

Full conference program announced for Seatrade Latin America

Full conference program announced for Seatrade Latin America

LONDON, England - Seatrade Communications is delighted to announce the full conference program for the Seatrade Latin America Cruise Convention (2-3 September 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

Association of Caribbean States 2nd Secretary General passes away

Passing of Dr. Norman Girvan Association of Caribbean States 2nd Secretary General passes away

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago – Secretary General Alfonso Munera and the Secretariat of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) convey profound condolences on the passing of the Second ...

Barbados boutique hotel makes the world a better place

Barbados boutique hotel makes the world a better place

LOS ANGELES, California - Mr. and Mrs. Cothran’s dream became a reality when Little Arches Boutique Hotel opened its doors in 2002.

Lufthansa Technik to open new aircraft overhaul facility in Puerto Rico

Lufthansa Technik to open new aircraft overhaul facility in Puerto Rico

HAMBURG, Germany - Lufthansa Technik and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico announced an agreement to create a new aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul ("MRO") facility in Puerto Rico, which ...

Volaris' passenger traffic up 2 percent

Volaris' passenger traffic up 2 percent

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

Baha Mar execs, Chinese Ambassador discuss development of China-Bahamas tourism ties

Baha Mar execs, Chinese Ambassador discuss development of China-Bahamas tourism ties

NASSAU, The Bahamas - Executives of Baha Mar, the $3.5 billion integrated destination resort project, met with China's Ambassador to The Bahamas to discuss the potential for increased tourism ...

Aerosmith declares LET ROCK RULE

Aerosmith declares LET ROCK RULE

LOS ANGELES, CA - Who better to declare LET ROCK RULE than AEROSMITH, America's Greatest Rock Band?

Antigua Sailing Week: Caribbean Sailing Association Secretariats join force

Antigua Sailing Week: Caribbean Sailing Association Secretariats join force

Three key non-profit organisations – Antigua Sailing Week (ASW), the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association (ABMA) and the Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) – have joined forces to open a ...

WTM Latin America 2014 conference program confirmed

WTM Latin America 2014 conference program confirmed

World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America 2014’s event programme will include an array of experts debating the latest trends and opinions on a range of issues including responsible tourism, ...

Auction of largest privately-held island in the Bahamas including your own airport code

Auction of largest privately-held island in the Bahamas including your own airport code

A luxury real estate auction firm serving high net-worth individuals worldwide, today announced the auction of Innocence Island, the largest privately held island in the Bahamas.

Panama opens first Metro in Central America

Panama opens first Metro in Central America

Panama's Metro/Subway will open today, becoming the first Subway in Panama and Central America.

Volcano erupts in Ecuador tourism destination

Volcano erupts in Ecuador tourism destination

Tourists love this mountain region and activities are big on the agenda.

Four Holland America ships to sail 2014-15 South America cruise season

Four Holland America ships to sail 2014-15 South America cruise season

SEATTLE, WA - From fall 2014 through spring 2015, Holland America Line will offer the most comprehensive South America deployment of the season with four ships positioned in the region.

Top adventure racers unite for Dominica's Nature Island Challenge

Top adventure racers unite for Dominica's Nature Island Challenge

ROSEAU, Dominica – Adventure racers are set to descend on the Caribbean Island of Dominica this month for the 2nd Annual Nature Island Challenge.

The Seaborne Pride to make second call to Statia

Saint Eustatius cruise The Seaborne Pride to make second call to Statia

The Seabourn Pride luxury cruise line visited the island of Saint Eustatius, affectionately known as Statia, earlier this year with over 200 passengers on board.

Mexicana de Aviacion declared bankrupt, sale of assets ordered

Mexicana de Aviacion declared bankrupt, sale of assets ordered

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - A Mexican judge has declared Mexicana de Aviacion, one of Latin America’s oldest airlines, bankrupt and ordered the sale of the debt-ridden company’s assets, a court said ...

Inequality still presents a big challenge for Latin America

Inequality still presents a big challenge for Latin America

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Latin America has made huge strides in lifting millions of people out of poverty.

Cayman Islands Resort strives to save endangered species

Cayman Islands Resort strives to save endangered species

LOS ANGELES, California - “Nassau grouper are beautiful, they have personalities and they can be like friendly puppy dogs,” said Peter Hillenbrand, Owner of the Southern Cross Club in the ...

Community tourism: theme of sustainable conference in Statia

Community tourism: theme of sustainable conference in Statia

Plans and ideas for the upcoming Statia Sustainable Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for September 25-27, were discussed Wednesday February 19, 2014 during the first meeting for the year, held ...

Latin America set for key role in 2014 climate change agenda

Latin America set for key role in 2014 climate change agenda

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Latin America has a unique opportunity this year to reposition the region in the international agenda on climate change.

Strong Chile aftershocks today measure 7.6

Strong Chile aftershocks today measure 7.6

A 7.6-magnitude and another 6.2 aftershock has rocked the same area of northern Chile Wednesday evening shortly before midnight where a massive 8.2 earthquake struck on Tuesday afternoon.

Latin American leaders call for social inclusion through economic growth

Latin American leaders call for social inclusion through economic growth

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Presidents and prime ministers opened the ninth World Economic Forum on Latin America in Panama City, with calls to make economic growth and social inclusion mutually ...

Statia delegation attends Dutch Travel Fair

Statia delegation attends Dutch Travel Fair

The tourism sector of St. Eustatius represented the island at the travel trade and consumer show “Vakantiebeurs,” in The Netherlands from January 14 through 19. Two representatives of the ...

Ten best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts for families named

Ten best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts for families named

PENNINGTON, NJ - After a long winter, families are gearing up for warm summer escapes, and interest in all-inclusive resorts remains strong in 2014.

Renaissance Hotels introduces newest gem in Latin America

Renaissance Hotels introduces newest gem in Latin America

SANTIAGO, Chile - Renaissance Hotels announced today the opening of the 181-room Renaissance Santiago Hotel, marking the third Renaissance Hotel to open in South America.

Greece the Country Sponsor of WTM Latin America 2014

Greece the Country Sponsor of WTM Latin America 2014

The Greek National Tourism Organization is the Country Partner of WTM Latin America as part of its aim to increase overseas tourists to 18 million this year.

State of emergency after today's earthquake in Chile

News reports include dead and injured due to the Chile Earthquake State of emergency after today's earthquake in Chile

After today's 8.2 earthquake all coastal regions in Chile are evacuated at this time. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled to higher ground.

More airlift to Trinidad and Tobago from South America

Travel to Trinidad and Tobago More airlift to Trinidad and Tobago from South America

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago - Getting to Trinidad and Tobago from the South American continent is even easier with the addition of a new flight from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago.

Statia tourism has a new logo

Statia tourism has a new logo

The Saint Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation has a new logo that depicts a sun, the typical lamp post of the historical core, a diver in the sea, the Quill, and the Morning Glory flower with ...

InterCaribbean Airways announces new Kingston-Montego Bay flights

InterCaribbean Airways announces new Kingston-Montego Bay flights

KINGSTON, Jamaica - interCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce the introduction of new scheduled non-stop air service connecting Kingston to Montego Bay, with 16 weekly flights each way.

Fire onboard Jetblue

Fire onboard Jetblue

Jet Blue in a statement on its website states that four passengers have been taken to a hospital in Kingston, Jamaica for evaluation after they recorded an emergency landing at the Kingston ...

Costa Rica waves visa requirement for Russian tourists

Costa Rica waves visa requirement for Russian tourists

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Costa Rica will eliminate the visa requirement for citizens of the Russian Federation as a measure to increase tourism and investments from that country, immigration and ...

Is the Caribbean diaspora a real source for investment?

Is the Caribbean diaspora a real source for investment?

Nationals from the Caribbean region and those of Caribbean heritage living outside the region number in the millions even though there is no accurate count of the total number.

Cuba's new law aims to attract foreign investors, tourists

Cuba's new law aims to attract foreign investors, tourists

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuba’s parliament unanimously approved a new law on foreign investment Saturday aimed at boosting sputtering economic growth on the communist-ruled island.

15,000 tourists will Paracas National Reserve during Holy Week

15,000 tourists will Paracas National Reserve during Holy Week

LIMA, Peru - Paracas National Reserve and the Ballestas Islands located in Peru's southern region of Ica expects to receive more than 15,000 visitors during Holy Week thanks to the improvement of ...

ASTA Destination Expo starts in Merida, Mexico

ASTA Destination Expo starts in Merida, Mexico

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today announced the successful start of ASTA Destination Expo (ADE) Merida, Yucatan Mexico following the opening general session ...

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