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2 Million Ring in 2013 on Brazil’s Copacabana Beach

2 Million Ring in 2013 on Brazil’s Copacabana Beach

Brazil greeted the New Year with massively attended festivities in its principal cities, the standout being the celebration on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach attended by close to 2.3 million people. continue reading »

Financially Ailing Mexico Gets Boost From Hotel Industry

Financially Ailing Mexico Gets Boost From Hotel Industry

The Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, which is experiencing a severe financial crisis, is getting a boost from the hotel industry, which reported an occupancy rate of 97 percent, continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Hotel Occupancy at Almost 100% for the Holidays

Puerto Rico’s Hotel Occupancy at Almost 100% for the Holidays

Puerto Rico will bid farewell to the last week of 2012 with its hotel occupancy rate at close to 100 percent, in a year when the sector saw an improvement over 2011 in both occupancy and price per room. continue reading »

Traveling During the Holidays? “Know Before You Go”

Traveling During the Holidays? “Know Before You Go”

With the holiday travel season upon us, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers that there are several important things they can do to ensure smooth and efficient processing upon arrival in the U.S. continue reading »

TripAdvisor Survey: Cancun is Friendliest Tourist City

TripAdvisor Survey: Cancun is Friendliest Tourist City

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced the results of its Cities Survey, a look into how travelers and locals view 40 key tourist cities around the world. The results were compiled based on more than 75,0 continue reading »

NASA on the “Mayan Apocalypse”: Not Real, Not Going to Happen

NASA on the “Mayan Apocalypse”: Not Real, Not Going to Happen

Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the claims behind the end of the world quickly unravel when pinned down to the 2012 timeline. continue reading »

Spanish Electric Utility Inaugurates LatAm’s 1st “Smart City” in Brazil

Spanish Electric Utility Inaugurates LatAm’s 1st “Smart City” in Brazil

The chairman of Spanish electric utility Endesa, Borja Prado, inaugurated Latin America's first energy-efficient "smart city" in the Brazilian municipality of Buzios, the company said Wednesday. continue reading »

Peru to Build World’s Tallest Museum in Mining Region of Pasco

Peru to Build World’s Tallest Museum in Mining Region of Pasco

Though the title of world's tallest museum is held by the Mole Antonelliana in Turin, Italy, Peru is looking to build the world's highest museum. A new museum being built in Peru's Pasco region will stand continue reading »

U.S. Government Issues Thanksgiving Travel Warning for Mexico

U.S. Government Issues Thanksgiving Travel Warning for Mexico

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of State issued a Thanksgiving Travel Warning about the security situation in Mexico. continue reading »

Invasive Rats to be Exterminated in Galapagos Islands

Invasive Rats to be Exterminated in Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands have seen their native plant and animal species dwindle as a result of invasive rats, but a new plan initiative will attempt to rid the islands of these invaders. continue reading »