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STUDY:  Bolivia and Venezuela Rank as ‘Unfriendliest’ Countries for Tourists

STUDY:  Bolivia and Venezuela Rank as ‘Unfriendliest’ Countries for Tourists

A new report on travel and tourism by the World Economic Forum looked at 140 countries trying to find the most hospitable and welcoming to foreign tourists. Unfortunately for Bolivia and Venezuela continue reading »

Costa Rican Volcano Park No Longer Charging Admission Due to Violence

Costa Rican Volcano Park No Longer Charging Admission Due to Violence

As the violence at Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal) continues, park officials have made the decision to no longer charge admission to the park. continue reading »

Madrid 2020 Olympic Organzing Committee Ready to Present to IOC

Madrid 2020 Olympic Organzing Committee Ready to Present to IOC

Madrid is preparing its bid for the 2020 Olympics through its Madrid 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee. The Madrid committee will meet with International Olympic Committee officials this week. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan Designated National Landmark

Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan Designated National Landmark

In Latin America news, Old San Juan in Puerto Rico has been given National Historic Landmark status. Old San Juan is the city's colonial quarter and a tourist draw. continue reading »

Mexico Looking to Expand Tourism Markets

Mexico Looking to Expand Tourism Markets

Mexican officials said at ITB Berlin, the world's largest tourism fair, that their strategy was to expand tourist markets and increase spending by visitors. continue reading »

Spanish Scientists Discovered New Species of Lizard that Might of Roamed Earth 125 Million Years Ago

Spanish Scientists Discovered New Species of Lizard that Might of Roamed Earth 125 Million Years Ago

Spanish scientists have found what they believe to be the remains of a new species of lizard that roamed the earth some 125 million years ago in the province of Burgos. The newly found species is almost five feet long and could of lived in water. continue reading »

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 »