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Spain Named No. 2 Destination in World for Shopping Tourism

Spain Named No. 2 Destination in World for Shopping Tourism

Spain in 2012 was, after France, the country where foreign tourists spent the most money and it is continuing to consolidate its image as a shopping destination, above all among tourists from Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. continue reading »

Number of Foreign Visitors to Mexico Up by 10 Percent from Last Year

Number of Foreign Visitors to Mexico Up by 10 Percent from Last Year

Mexico welcomed 3.7 million foreign tourists in the first quarter, a figure that was up 10.1 percent from the same period in 2013, the Tourism Secretariat said. continue reading »

Environmental Groups Fight Tourism Project Threatening World Heritage Site in Mexico

Environmental Groups Fight Tourism Project Threatening World Heritage Site in Mexico

Environmental organizations are demanding the Mexican government block a proposed tourist project in the northwestern state of Baja California Sur, saying it would pose a severe threat to the Cabo Pulmo marine reserve. continue reading »

Enrique Peña Nieto Says Mexico Plans to Invest $14 Billion in Tourism Industry

Enrique Peña Nieto Says Mexico Plans to Invest $14 Billion in Tourism Industry

Mexico plans to invest 180 billion pesos ($13.8 billion) in tourism infrastructure to turn the country into a global power in the industry, President Enrique Peña Nieto said. continue reading »

International Tourists Arriving in Cuba Up 7 Percent in Early 2014

International Tourists Arriving in Cuba Up 7 Percent in Early 2014

International tourist arrivals to Cuba rose 7 percent annually in January and February to 636,146 travelers, accounting for 21 percent of the 3 million visitors the government expects to receive this year. continue reading »

LatAm Airlines Predicts Travel Problems Ahead of World Cup in Brazil

LatAm Airlines Predicts Travel Problems Ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Latin American airlines expect this year's World Cup in Brazil to be bad for business due, among other reasons, to operational difficulties and reduced business volume, industry executives said here Thursday. continue reading »

Spain to Lower Fees in Hopes of Attracting Major Cruise Lines

Spain to Lower Fees in Hopes of Attracting Major Cruise Lines

Spain is looking to attract the world's largest cruise lines by offering lower fees for arriving ships and passengers and making investments to link ports to the country's major cities. continue reading »

Investment Group to Inject $200 Million into Puerto Rican Resort

Investment Group to Inject $200 Million into Puerto Rican Resort

The Encanto Group, a Puerto Rican company funded by U.S. investors, said it acquired the Punta Candelero Beach Resort Hotel and the Palmas del Mar marina in Humacao, a city on Puerto Rico's east coast, and planned to invest $200 million to renovate the properties. continue reading »

Spain Welcomes 3.1 Million Tourists in January

Spain Welcomes 3.1 Million Tourists in January

Spain welcomed in January some 3.1 million foreign visitors, 12.3 percent more than in the same month of 2013, the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Tourists Spent $1.8 Billion in Cuba in 2013

Tourists Spent $1.8 Billion in Cuba in 2013

International tourists spent $1.8 billion in Cuba in 2013, according to data published Tuesday by the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI. continue reading »