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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 »

San Diego-to-Tijuana “Toy Run” Remains Popular 25 Years Later

San Diego-to-Tijuana “Toy Run” Remains Popular 25 Years Later

More than 3,000 motorcyclists traveled from San Diego to Tijuana to participate in the 28th edition of the "Toy Run," a charitable event to support children living in the Mexican border city. continue reading »

Record Number of Colombians Seek Visas to Travel to U.S.

Record Number of Colombians Seek Visas to Travel to U.S.

A record half a million Colombians this year have requested a U.S. visa and 85 percent of those requests have been approved, the U.S. consulate in Bogota reported after the milestone was reached. continue reading »

Cuba Looks to Expand Tourism Sector by Permitting Yachts at Its Marinas

Cuba Looks to Expand Tourism Sector by Permitting Yachts at Its Marinas

Cuba will foster the development of its tourist marinas with facilities for recreational vessels, according to a decree approved by the government and published on Tuesday in the official gazette. continue reading »

It’s Official Pisco is Peruvian

It’s Official Pisco is Peruvian

PIsco is Peruvian! Assertion made by the European Commission (EC) and announced by Peru's Foreign Ministry this week regarding the alcoholic beverage often associated with the South American country. continue reading »

Gift from Venezuelan Andes:  Stunning New Daisy Species

Gift from Venezuelan Andes:  Stunning New Daisy Species

Biologists from the Smithsonian Institution, St. Louis University and Universidad de Los Andes have discovered a stunningly beautiful new species of daisy high up in the Venezuelan Andes. continue reading »

Flights from Key West to Cuba Resume After 51 Years

Flights from Key West to Cuba Resume After 51 Years

Direct passenger flights between Key West and Cuba, suspended in 1962, will resume on Nov. 15, one of the charter companies flying the route confirmed to Efe. continue reading »

Fort Lauderdale Looks to Bring More LatAm Tourists to City

Fort Lauderdale Looks to Bring More LatAm Tourists to City

The southeastern Florida city of Fort Lauderdale plans to spend a record $6.5 million in 2014 on a tourism marketing plan seeking to attract customers from Latin America, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, or GFLCVB, said. continue reading »

Cuba Opens Tourism Sector to Private Initiatives

Cuba Opens Tourism Sector to Private Initiatives

Cuba's state-owned travel agencies and tourist entities will be able to book private lodgings and restaurants, the government said Thursday. continue reading »