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IDB Lends El Salvador $25 Million to Improve Coastal Tourism

IDB Lends El Salvador $25 Million to Improve Coastal Tourism

El Salvador’s Ministry of Tourism will receive a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance the development of tourism attractions in La Libertad and Usulután coastal regions. continue reading »

Spanish Tourism Up 3.9 Percent From Last Year

Spanish Tourism Up 3.9 Percent From Last Year

In the first seven months of this year, Spain welcomed 34 million international tourists, 3.9 percent more than during the same period in 2012 and a figure that sets a new record, according to data released here Thursday by the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry. continue reading »

Cholera Outbreak in Cuba Prompts U.S. Travel Warning

Cholera Outbreak in Cuba Prompts U.S. Travel Warning

The State Department through the U.S. Interest Section in Havana has issued a travel advisory warning of a cholera outbreak in Cuba. continue reading »

Brazil’s Helena Rizzo Named Latin America’s Best Female Chef

Brazil’s Helena Rizzo Named Latin America’s Best Female Chef

Brazilian chef and co-owner of one of that country’s top restaurants, Helena Rizzo, has been named Latin America’s Best Female Chef for 2013. continue reading »

TRAVELERS BEWARE:  European Airports on High Alert for Suicide Bomber Breast Implants

TRAVELERS BEWARE:  European Airports on High Alert for Suicide Bomber Breast Implants

One of Europe’s busiest airports London Heathrow has been put on high alert after credible sources believe female Al-Qaeda operatives will attempt to board a plane with lethal breast implants that have the capability to detonate. continue reading »

In New York?  Check Out the 17-Century Spanish Galleon in Hudson River

In New York?  Check Out the 17-Century Spanish Galleon in Hudson River

The Hudson River has a new summer resident: a Spanish galleon, the replica of a 17th-century ship that invites New Yorkers to learn about the voyages of discovery and what life was like for the first Spanish explorers who lived on such vessels. continue reading »

U.S. Closes 22 Embassies Amidst Terror Threat

U.S. Closes 22 Embassies Amidst Terror Threat

The United States is preparing to close 22 of its embassies and consulates in a number of Arab countries on Sunday due to the "significant" threat of a possible terrorist attack, discovered thanks to the interception of communications among leaders of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda. continue reading »

U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert Over Possible al-Qaeda Strikes

U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert Over Possible al-Qaeda Strikes

The State Department issued Friday a global travel alert for all U.S. citizens that will remain in effect until Aug. 31 due to an unspecified al-Qaeda threat. continue reading »

U.S. Expanding Travel Opportunities To Cuban Travelers

U.S. Expanding Travel Opportunities To Cuban Travelers

The U.S. government will extend the validity of the non-immigrant visas it awards to Cuban travelers from six months to five years, with the possibility of entering and exiting the country multiple times, the State Department said Wednesday. continue reading »

New Bird Species Found in Andes Region of Peru

New Bird Species Found in Andes Region of Peru

Ornithologists and bird enthusiast are celebrating the discovery of a song-filled new bird species found in the Andes region of central Peru. continue reading »

Town Where Jenni Rivera’s Plane Crashed Wants to Make It Tourist Attraction

Town Where Jenni Rivera’s Plane Crashed Wants to Make It Tourist Attraction

Municipal authorities want to make a tourist attraction of the site in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon where singer Jenni Rivera's plane crashed last December, killing the star and six other people. continue reading »

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 »