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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 »

New York Man Traveling by Motorcycle in Mexico Disappears

New York Man Traveling by Motorcycle in Mexico Disappears

A French citizen who lives in the United States disappeared two weeks ago in Michoacan, a state in western Mexico that has been rocked by clashes between vigilantes and drug traffickers, media reports said Sunday. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Reports 35 Percent More Cruise Passengers Visited the Island

Puerto Rico Reports 35 Percent More Cruise Passengers Visited the Island

The number of tourists arriving in Puerto Rico on cruise ships during the first six months of this fiscal year (July-December) increased 35 percent over the same period the year before. continue reading »

German Tourist Gunned Down on Venezuelan Island of Margarita

German Tourist Gunned Down on Venezuelan Island of Margarita

A German tourist who arrived on the Venezuelan island of Margarita was gunned down Friday and another was wounded, Tourism Minister Andres Izarra said. continue reading »

Mexico Sees Nearly 12 Million Tourists Arrive by Air in 2013

Mexico Sees Nearly 12 Million Tourists Arrive by Air in 2013

Mexico welcomed nearly 11.8 million foreign tourists by air last year, up 9 percent from the 10.8 million visitors who arrived by air in 2012, the Tourism Secretariat said. continue reading »

Costa Rica Sees Record 2.4 Million Tourists in 2013

Costa Rica Sees Record 2.4 Million Tourists in 2013

Costa Rica in 2013 welcomed a record 2.42 million tourists, up 3.6 percent compared with 2012, the country's tourism minister said. Allan Flores told a press conference that tourism provided Costa Rica with $2.43 billion in revenues in 2013. continue reading »

Cuba Welcomed Nearly 3 Million Tourists in 2013

Cuba Welcomed Nearly 3 Million Tourists in 2013

Cuba closed 2013 having welcomed a total of 2.85 million foreign tourists, a new record but short of its goal of 3 million, the Tourism Ministry said Monday. continue reading »

Tourists Rescued from Capsized Colombian Tour Boat

Tourists Rescued from Capsized Colombian Tour Boat

Colombian navy personnel rescued 20 tourists after their boat collided with another vessel, the military reported Monday. continue reading »

Foreign Tourists Spend $76 Billion in Spain

Foreign Tourists Spend $76 Billion in Spain

Foreign tourists who visited Spain between January and November spent 55.9 billion euros ($76.5 billion), 8.7 percent more than during the same period in 2012, the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry said Thursday. continue reading »

Wind Powered Ice Skating Rink Comes to Mexico City’s Zocalo Plaza

Wind Powered Ice Skating Rink Comes to Mexico City’s Zocalo Plaza

An ice rink has been set up in the Zocalo, Mexico City's largest plaza, in an effort to make it easier for the capital's residents to get a taste of winter sports. continue reading »