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Uruguay to Offer Disabled Tourists More Access to Historic Sites

Uruguay to Offer Disabled Tourists More Access to Historic Sites

Uruguay has launched an ambitious plan to make its tourist offerings more accessible to the disabled thanks to the support of Spain's Fundacion ONCE, which on Wednesday participated in this capital in a seminar on the subject. continue reading »

Air Travel Up 8.5 Percent in Mexico

Air Travel Up 8.5 Percent in Mexico

The arrival of tourists by air to Mexico grew by 8.5 percent in the first eight months of this year, compared with the same period in 2012, the Tourism Secretariat said Wednesday. continue reading »

17-Year-Old Tourist Shot to Death in Resort City of Brazil

17-Year-Old Tourist Shot to Death in Resort City of Brazil

A 17-year-old Russian tourist was found dead on the outskirts of Marica, a resort city near Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said. continue reading »

Billionaire John Paulson Invests in Puerto Rico’s Tourism Sector

Billionaire John Paulson Invests in Puerto Rico’s Tourism Sector

Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson's company has acquired a majority interest in an exclusive beachfront complex near San Juan, a major bet on Puerto Rico's tourism sector. continue reading »

Mexico Sees $8.3 Billion in Revenues from Foreign Tourists

Mexico Sees $8.3 Billion in Revenues from Foreign Tourists

Revenues from international tourists totaled $8.3 billion in the January-July period, up 7.2 percent compared to the same period in 2012, the Mexican Tourism Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexico Hopes to Expand Tourism Market to Russian Tourists

Mexico Hopes to Expand Tourism Market to Russian Tourists

Russia's largest tour companies are looking at ways to promote Mexican destinations among Russian travelers, the Tourism Secretariat said. Tourism Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu made progress during a tour of Russia in opening that market for Mexico, the secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

New Cholera Outbreak in Cuba, 163 Cases Reported that Includes Tourists

New Cholera Outbreak in Cuba, 163 Cases Reported that Includes Tourists

Cuba has reported a new cholera outbreak with 163 cases, 12 of whom are tourists, though no deaths were mentioned, according to a bulletin from the Pan American Health Organization. continue reading »

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 »