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Foreign Tourists Spending in Spain Increases by 7.8 Percent

Foreign Tourists Spending in Spain Increases by 7.8 Percent

Foreign tourists who visited Spain in the past six months spent 26.35 billion euros ($35.4 billion), up 7.8 percent from January-June 2013 and new record for any six-month period, the government said Monday. continue reading »

Nicaragua Tourism Grew 8.3 Percent So Far in 2014

Nicaragua Tourism Grew 8.3 Percent So Far in 2014

Nicaragua welcomed 545,174 foreign visitors in the first five months of this year, which represents a growth of 8.3 percent over the same period in 2013, according to figures released by the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, or Intur. continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Have “High Risk” of Gaining Weight on Vacation

Hispanic Youth Have “High Risk” of Gaining Weight on Vacation

Quickly gaining weight on summer vacation is a problem that particularly affects Hispanic and African-American youngsters, as well as any other minors who are already overweight, according to a report by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. continue reading »

World Travelers Name Machu Picchu Most Desirable Destination

World Travelers Name Machu Picchu Most Desirable Destination

A travel Web site has selected the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in southeastern Peru as the destination that world travelers most want to see, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva said. continue reading »

Controversial Plans to Develop Mexican Region for Tourism is Halted

Controversial Plans to Develop Mexican Region for Tourism is Halted

A Chinese-U.S. joint venture said it is halting plans to build a large tourist development in northwestern Mexico due to the "well-founded" criticism of environmental groups. continue reading »

Mexico Promotes Hike Through Biosphere Reserve as Tourist Option

Mexico Promotes Hike Through Biosphere Reserve as Tourist Option

Nature and archaeology lovers have a new tourist option to consider in Mexico with the launch of a walking route through the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. continue reading »

Travel Agencies Demand Venezuelan Gov’t Pay Money Owed to Airlines

Travel Agencies Demand Venezuelan Gov’t Pay Money Owed to Airlines

Dozens of business owners and employees in the travel agency sector protested outside Venezuela's Tourism Ministry to demand the government pay billions of dollars in ticket fees owed to international airlines. continue reading »

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 »