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18 American Tourists Held at Gunpoint While Hotel Rooms Ransacked in Costa Rica

18 American Tourists Held at Gunpoint While Hotel Rooms Ransacked in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities in Talamanca, Limon are reporting 18 American tourists were held at gunpoint while their hotel rooms were ransacked. continue reading »

Brazil Bahia Region to Develop Cultural Heritage Tourism

Brazil Bahia Region to Develop Cultural Heritage Tourism

In Latin America news, the Bahia state of Brazil will be developing cultural heritage tourism to create jobs and reduce poverty in the area. continue reading »

Over a Thousand Iberia Flights Cancelled as Labor Strike Looms Closer

Over a Thousand Iberia Flights Cancelled as Labor Strike Looms Closer

Spanish airline carrier Iberia has canceled 1,300 flights as the planned labor strikes loom closer. The strikes called for from March 4-8 and 18-22 are a result of layoffs and restructuring. continue reading »

Armed Men Kidnap Italian Businessman in Central Mexico

Armed Men Kidnap Italian Businessman in Central Mexico

In Mexico news, Mexican authorities in the town of Amecameca are reporting the kidnapping of an Italian businessman by armed gunmen last Saturday while he was dining. continue reading »

Tennis Star Nadal Confirms Hotel Partnership in Cozumel

Tennis Star Nadal Confirms Hotel Partnership in Cozumel

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal confirmed that U.S.-based hotel management company AMResorts will operate two hotels he owns on the Mexican Caribbean island of Cozumel. continue reading »

Rocker Bono Vacationing in Costa Rica Amidst Rumors His Wife Was Injured in Accident

Rocker Bono Vacationing in Costa Rica Amidst Rumors His Wife Was Injured in Accident

Costa Rica media is reporting Bono, humanitarian and lead singer of U-2, had been vacationing there for over a week when his wife, Alison suffered an accident. continue reading »

New Quito, Ecuador Airport Boosts Latin America’s Longest Runway

New Quito, Ecuador Airport Boosts Latin America’s Longest Runway

The new $630 million airport in the Ecuadorian capital has the longest runway in Latin America, officials said. continue reading »

Travelers Continue to Visit Machu Picchu in Spite of Kidnap Warnings by State Dept.

Travelers Continue to Visit Machu Picchu in Spite of Kidnap Warnings by State Dept.

Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, Jose Luis Silva, has announced that travelers continue to visit the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in spite of kidnapping warnings issued by the U.S. government. continue reading »

Celebrating Rio de Janeiro’s Street Food

Celebrating Rio de Janeiro’s Street Food

Those seeking good food in Rio de Janeiro can explore the numerous street stands that offer some of Brazilian cuisine's most traditional dishes. continue reading »

Foreign Tourist Come in Record Numbers to FL as It Prepares for 500th Anniv. of Spanish Discovery

Foreign Tourist Come in Record Numbers to FL as It Prepares for 500th Anniv. of Spanish Discovery

Florida welcomed 89.3 million tourists in 2012, 2.3 percent more than the previous year and the second consecutive yearly record by the state known worldwide for its fabulous weather, beaches and amusements parks. continue reading »