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Red flag on sex tourism

Caribbean Red flag on sex tourism

A major non-profit, community advocacy group is urging Americans to be "seriously concerned about the explosion of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean".

Caribbean leaders call for single airline

Caribbean Caribbean leaders call for single airline

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC - Two Caribbean leaders called for the creation of a single regional airline even as they said they were aware there is still a need for a regional air transportation ...

Saying goodbye to El Salvador

Medical Tourism Saying goodbye to El Salvador

When I told people we were going to El Salvador their response was almost always “Why in the world would you go there?” People have the impression it’s unsafe and the last place in Central ...

Port controller says Cuba need not be a threat to Bahamas tourism

Bahamas Port controller says Cuba need not be a threat to Bahamas tourism

The marina and cruise ship industry in The Bahamas would not be in jeopardy should the economic embargo the United States has on Cuba be lifted, Bahamas Port Authority Controller Captain Anthony ...

British tourist has penis chopped in Caribbean

Dominican Republic British tourist has penis chopped in Caribbean

A British plumber is recovering after having his penis partially chopped off by attackers while he was holidaying on a Caribbean island.

Alan Reed, 43, was found lying in a pool of blood ...

Buy Stock in Joy with Marquis Los Cabos' "Euphoria” Package

Los Cabos, Mexico Buy Stock in Joy with Marquis Los Cabos' "Euphoria” Package

Megan Sterritt, KWE Group

Los Cabos, Mexico (February 13, 2008) -- If euphoria can sway the Dow, imagine what the "Euphoria” package can do for the well-being of a guest at Marquis Los Cabos, where the remedy for Wall ...

Grenadian taxi owners get 100% tax concession

Grenada Grenadian taxi owners get 100% tax concession

Linda Straker

ST. GEORGE‘S, Grenada (eTN) - The government of Grenada has agreed to give 100 percent tax concessions on new vehicles being imported by members of the Grenada Taxi Council as a means of ...

Bahamas New strategy for GBI Tourism

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has shaped a plan to make the island of Grand Bahama a major player in tourism once again, according to Minister of Tourism Neko Grant.

'Castro's resignation will not affect region's tourism'

Caribbean 'Castro's resignation will not affect region's tourism'

Jean-Claude Baumgarten, president of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), says there would be no major fallout in visitor arrivals to the rest of the Caribbean in the wake of Fidel ...

Mixed results for tourism industry

Cayman Islands Mixed results for tourism industry

An analysis of tourism arrival figures from the Department of Tourism’s (DoT) website gives a mixed picture of the state of the industry for the eight-year period spanning 2000 to 2007. The ...

Haiti bounces back

Haiti Haiti bounces back

HAZEL HEYER

(eTN) - Though the second largest Caribbean island, second only to Cuba, the Republic of Haiti, located on the western side of the island of Hispaniola, is struggling to revive tourism.

Jamaica to tap into lucrative market for religious tourism

Jamaica Jamaica to tap into lucrative market for religious tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica plans to tap into the thriving market for religious-oriented tourism to invigorate the island's sagging economy, government officials and business leaders said ...

Cuba cruise visitors plunge 90 percent after Castro's comments, US buyout

Cuba Cruise Stops Plunge Over 2 Years Cuba cruise visitors plunge 90 percent after Castro's comments, US buyout

NEW YORK - The number of cruise ships visiting Cuba has plummeted nearly 90 percent since 2005, after Fidel Castro complained that the industry did little more than flood the country with trash ...

Cruise visitor arrivals plummet in Cayman

Cayman Islands Cruise visitor arrivals plummet in Cayman

Cayman Net News

According to official figures, and allowing for disruption by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004, total cruise ship arrivals in 2007 fell to pre-2003 levels.

Churchman lashes tourism minister over casino

Jamaica Churchman lashes tourism minister over casino

EDMUND Bartlett, the Jamaican tourism minister, yesterday got a lashing from the guest speaker at the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast, who rapped him for suggesting recently that casino ...

Tourism this week in Latin America

Latin America Tourism Tourism this week in Latin America

travelatlatinamerica.com

LATIN AMERICA
Record numbers of tourists

US passport requirement and a sluggish US economy do not deter Bahamas development

Caribbean Tourism US passport requirement and a sluggish US economy do not deter Bahamas development

Hazel Heyer

Nassau, The Bahamas (eTN) - Numbers are improving in The Bahamas, despite the effects of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requiring US travelers to present their passport on their ...

Presentation by the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica

The Caribbean Hotel Association Marketplace 2008 Presentation by the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica

Salutations

Valued travel partners, members of the worldwide media, colleagues and associates, ladies and gentlemen… welcome, and thank you all for joining me here today at The Caribbean ...

Central America to Promote Tourism Resources Jointly in the United States

El Salvador will assume Presidency Pro Tempore of the Central American Tourism Council Central America to Promote Tourism Resources Jointly in the United States

San Salvador, El Salvador - At the close Friday, January 11, of the 71st Meeting of the Central American Council of Tourism (CCT), held in Suchitoto, Cuscatlan, Central American tourism agencies ...

Grenada’s prime minister expresses his concern over LIAT

Caribbean Aviation Grenada’s prime minister expresses his concern over LIAT

Linda Straker

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (eTN) - Prime Minister Keith Mitchell told LIAT’s CEO on Thursday that he is committed to the success and survival of the airline but had serious concerns about the way ...

NACAC president highlights benefits of sports tourism in St Kitts-Nevis

St Kitts NACAC president highlights benefits of sports tourism in St Kitts-Nevis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts - St Kitts and Nevis is positioned to become a major player in the world of sports tourism but locals must be willing to act to make this potential a reality.

This was ...

El Salvador's Tourism Ministry Kicks Off 2008 with Attendance at Florida's Surf Expo

El Salvador at Surf Expo El Salvador's Tourism Ministry Kicks Off 2008 with Attendance at Florida's Surf Expo

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-Video of surfing championship in El Salvador and an ESPN special to be shown

-Following its first attendance at the show, PROESA reports two investments in surfing tourism

According to CruiseCompete.com private islands continue to be among the most popular Caribbean cruise stops

Private Islands According to CruiseCompete.com private islands continue to be among the most popular Caribbean cruise stops

Uninhabited islands, pristine
beaches, tropical landscapes and island frolicking make the private islands
operated by cruise lines some of the most popular port-of-calls in the

Danish tourists revisit colonial past in U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands Danish tourists revisit colonial past in U.S. Virgin Islands

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - The Danish owned these tropical islands for centuries but about the only people speaking their language here these days are tourists.

History buffs ...

Grenadine Airways opens new St. Lucia gateway to Palm Island

Complimentary Flights Grenadine Airways opens new St. Lucia gateway to Palm Island

PALM ISLAND, The Grenadines - Effective January 27 to May 25, 2008, Palm Island will feature convenient complimentary Sunday Flights on Grenadine Airways between St. Lucia and Union Island, ...

Mexico Tourism Board presents toy expo in the United States

Mexico Tourism Board presents toy expo in the United States

eTN

Children across the US will soon be able to experience and witness the wealth and colors of Mexico’s most popular toys with a traveling show being carried out in the US with the help of the ...

Tourism officials welcome US travel card initiative

US travel card initiative Tourism officials welcome US travel card initiative

antiguasun.com

Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism industry may see some relief from the effects of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative later this year, when a low cost passport card system is implemented in ...

Falling rock kills US tourist

Puerto Rico Falling rock kills US tourist

San Juan - A Californian woman died after being hit by a falling rock on Saturday while visiting a vast cave system in north-western Puerto Rico, authorities said.

Socorro Elaine Smith, ...

Tourism minister wants LIAT to apologize to passengers for its tardy service

Tourism minister wants LIAT to apologize to passengers for its tardy service

Linda Straker, eTN Grenada

Grenadian Tourism Minister Clarice Modeste-Curwen has said LIAT is abusing its monopoly power and wants the airline to apologise to all passengers who have suffered from its insufficiencies.

Cruise travelers targeted for conversion strategy in Barbados

Barbados Cruise travelers targeted for conversion strategy in Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados: Over 600,000 cruise travelers are about to be the target of a new cruise conversion programme in Barbados.

The Freestay Caribbean Cruise Conversion Programme, which ...

Galapagos under siege

Galapagos Galapagos under siege

The remote islands are known for a prehistoric landscape. A flock of well-meaning ecotourists is posing a new threat.

Most of the wild goats that ravaged this famous archipelago, denuding ...

Costa Rica claims first 'zero emissions' airline

Costa Rica Costa Rica claims first 'zero emissions' airline

(eTN) - I didn't know it at the time, but I have flown with the "world's first and only zero emissions airline". But don't get too excited: I'm not talking about a new paradigm in jet propulsion, ...

Airport official say no directive received regarding the banning of Lithium Batteries

Airport official say no directive received regarding the banning of Lithium Batteries

Linda Straker , eTN Grenada

Sydney Charles, Operations Manager at the Point Salines International Airport says that Grenada is yet to receive directive from the U S Transportation Department Pipeline and Hazardous Materials ...

In the Dominican Republic, tourists experience two separate worlds

Dominican Republic In the Dominican Republic, tourists experience two separate worlds

Higuey, Dominican Republic (eTN) - Two weeks in the Caribbean for 999 German marks! Travel offers like that in the 1990s gave the Dominican Republic the image of a cheap destination. The country ...

Grenadian gov’t promises to break monopoly in regional sky

Caribbean Aviation Grenadian gov’t promises to break monopoly in regional sky

Linda Straker

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (eTN) - Days after 24 of LIAT’s 35 flight attendants staged a sick out resulting in hundreds of travelers being stranded at airports around the Caribbean, Grenada’s ...

Aruba closes case on Natalee Holloway

Natalee Holloway Aruba closes case on Natalee Holloway

Hazel Heyer

(eTN) - On the phone yesterday morning to Beth Twitty, mother of Natalee Holloway, eTurbo News did not get much of a reaction. Twitty is obviously still shaken by the end of further investigations ...

LIAT cabin crew calls in sick

Flight Attendants strike LIAT cabin crew calls in sick

Linda Straker

(eTN) - Many Caribbean travelers were stranded at regional airports on Wednesday as a result of a sick-out by LIAT crew. Management of the Antigua-based airline said that most of its cabin crew ...

JTB chairman calls for increased efforts to fight crime

Jamaica JTB chairman calls for increased efforts to fight crime

(TVLW) - JOHN Lynch, the new chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), yesterday told the Government and the police to immediately find a way to address the island's spiralling crime ...

US passport initiative has hurt St. Kitts tourism, minister says

Caribbean/US Passport rule US passport initiative has hurt St. Kitts tourism, minister says

Hazel Heyer

Although Richard “Ricky” Skerritt, St. Kitts’ minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture, is delighted to announce that most objectives for 2007 have been met, he will ...

Two Million Tourists Visit Cuba in 2007

Cuba Two Million Tourists Visit Cuba in 2007

Havana (TVLW) - Cuba reached the two-million-tourist mark on Saturday, when the achievement was celebrated in the tourist resort in Jardines del Rey, in the central-north region of the ...

Caribbean tourism to benefit from historic agreement between China and US

US-China Tourism Agreement Caribbean tourism to benefit from historic agreement between China and US

Linda Straker

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (eTN) – The notion that regional tourism industry stands to benefit from a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed last week between the US and China is becoming ...

Sandals continues Dominance of World Travel Awards

Sandals Sandals continues Dominance of World Travel Awards

(TVLW) - The world tourism industry has crowned the Gordon 'Butch' Stewart-owned Sandals and Beaches resorts with a combined 16 of its top awards for outdoing many of its competitors, including ...

Barbados Tourism Authority Launches the Island's First Hotel Guidebook 2008 Featuring AAA Rated Properties

Another First for Barbados Barbados Tourism Authority Launches the Island's First Hotel Guidebook 2008 Featuring AAA Rated Properties

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (TVLW) - Barbados' standards in the accommodation sector are set to soar to a whole new level, following the recent unveiling of the island's Hotel Guidebook 2008 featuring ...

Hotel Review; Ottley's Plantation Inn Sun-kissed in St. Kitts

(eTN) - Imagine reclining in a softly cushioned rattan chair on a private balcony, sipping a cocktail and breathing in the fresh tropical air while looking out over swaying palm trees and fields ...

Caribbean tourism Innovation is necessary for sustainability in the tourism industry

Linda Straker l eTN Caribbean

“Caribbean Tourism: Another Level of Innovation” was the theme for the sixteenth Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEX) on Sustainable Tourism, which concluded in St Lucia Sunday.

Aruba Aruba PM invites Indian airline industry to set up base in Aruba

New Delhi (TVLW) - The wave of economic liberalization and growth is literally sweeping across the globe. Aruba, a tiny south Caribbean island nation, is no exception.

The Prime Minister of ...

Minister of Tourism of St. Lucia Integration of Caribbean Tourism is still a Dream: Chastanet

Castries, St. Lucia(TVLW) - Allen Chastanet, Minister of Tourism of St. Lucia affirmed integration in this sector is still a dream, during the last journey of the 16th Caribbean Media Exchange ...

Puerto Rico tourism, investment, Dubai Puerto Rico aims to become ‘Dubai of the Caribbean’

Hazel Heyer l Special to eTN

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (eTN) - The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s economy has never been this attractive to an infinite number of local and foreign investors until a couple of years ago.

Cruise line plans day-stops in St Croix

Cruise Cruise line plans day-stops in St Croix

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (TVLW) - St. Croix is readying its brightly painted colonial buildings and centuries-old sugar mills to welcome cruise ship passengers to the U.S. island that has been ...

Copa Airlines Arranges Financing for Boeing 737-800 Aircraft Scheduled for Delivery in 2008

Airline Copa Airlines Arranges Financing for Boeing 737-800 Aircraft Scheduled for Delivery in 2008

PANAMA CITY (TVLW)- Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, today announced it has secured a financing commitment by the Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) to finance the purchase of ...

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