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Foreign Tourists Spent $31.74 Billion in Spain in First Half of 2013

Foreign Tourists Spent $31.74 Billion in Spain in First Half of 2013

Foreign tourists who visited Spain in the first half of the year spent 24.42 billion euros ($31.74 billion), 6.6 percent more than in the same period of 2012, according to the Tourist Expenditure Survey published Friday. continue reading »

Looking to Promote Island Image Governor Signs Law Establishing Brand Puerto Rico

Looking to Promote Island Image Governor Signs Law Establishing Brand Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Tuesday signed into law a bill to establish Brand Puerto Rico, with the aim of projecting an image of the Caribbean island as an attractive tourist destination. continue reading »

Time to Celebrate:  It’s National Tequila Day 2013

Time to Celebrate:  It’s National Tequila Day 2013

Tequila maybe Mexico’s national drink but it is the world’s most beloved beverage that has been in existence since the 16th century. continue reading »

Illegal Gold Mining Threatens One of Costa Rica’s National Park Treasures

Illegal Gold Mining Threatens One of Costa Rica’s National Park Treasures

Illegal gold mining is posing a threat to Corcovado National Park, home to Costa Rica's most biodiverse forest, media reports said. continue reading »

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination. continue reading »

2,000-Year Old Pyramid and Multiple Pre-Columbian Burial Sites Found in Veracruz, Mexico

2,000-Year Old Pyramid and Multiple Pre-Columbian Burial Sites Found in Veracruz, Mexico

The National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, announced the discovery of 30 pre-Columbian burials and a pyramid in an ancient settlement in eastern Mexico that could be up to 2,000 years old. continue reading »

Hotel Occupancy Up 6.7 Percent in Mexico

Hotel Occupancy Up 6.7 Percent in Mexico

Hotel occupancy in Mexico grew by 6.7 percent in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period last year, the Tourism Secretariat said Tuesday. continue reading »

Panama Looks to Bank $2.5 Billion From Tourism

Panama Looks to Bank $2.5 Billion From Tourism

Tourism is expected to generate more than $2.5 billion for the Panamanian economy in 2013, the Panama Tourism Authority, or ATP, said. "The revenues from tourism during 2013 are going to be above $2.5 billion. In tourist visits, I think we're (at) 875,000 tourists, up to now, and estimates are that 2013 will close on the order of 2.2 million," ATP administrator Salomon Shamah said at a press conference. continue reading »

Mexico Sees 7.5 Percent Increase in International Visitors

Mexico Sees 7.5 Percent Increase in International Visitors

Mexico registered the arrival of 5.2 million international visitors by air in the first five months of 2013, an increase of 7.5 percent over the same period last year, the Tourism Secretariat announced on Thursday. continue reading »

Most Popular Tourist Attractions According to TripAdvisor in Hispanic America

Most Popular Tourist Attractions According to TripAdvisor in Hispanic America

TripAdvisor users have voted for the top 25 landmarks in the world for 2013. The top Travelers' Choice landmark was located in Latin America and the 25th most popular was Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy. continue reading »