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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 »

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination. continue reading »

2,000-Year Old Pyramid and Multiple Pre-Columbian Burial Sites Found in Veracruz, Mexico

2,000-Year Old Pyramid and Multiple Pre-Columbian Burial Sites Found in Veracruz, Mexico

The National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, announced the discovery of 30 pre-Columbian burials and a pyramid in an ancient settlement in eastern Mexico that could be up to 2,000 years old. continue reading »

Hotel Occupancy Up 6.7 Percent in Mexico

Hotel Occupancy Up 6.7 Percent in Mexico

Hotel occupancy in Mexico grew by 6.7 percent in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period last year, the Tourism Secretariat said Tuesday. continue reading »

Panama Looks to Bank $2.5 Billion From Tourism

Panama Looks to Bank $2.5 Billion From Tourism

Tourism is expected to generate more than $2.5 billion for the Panamanian economy in 2013, the Panama Tourism Authority, or ATP, said. "The revenues from tourism during 2013 are going to be above $2.5 billion. In tourist visits, I think we're (at) 875,000 tourists, up to now, and estimates are that 2013 will close on the order of 2.2 million," ATP administrator Salomon Shamah said at a press conference. continue reading »

Mexico Sees 7.5 Percent Increase in International Visitors

Mexico Sees 7.5 Percent Increase in International Visitors

Mexico registered the arrival of 5.2 million international visitors by air in the first five months of 2013, an increase of 7.5 percent over the same period last year, the Tourism Secretariat announced on Thursday. continue reading »