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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 »

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 »