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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 »

Most Popular Tourist Attractions According to TripAdvisor in Hispanic America

Most Popular Tourist Attractions According to TripAdvisor in Hispanic America

TripAdvisor users have voted for the top 25 landmarks in the world for 2013. The top Travelers' Choice landmark was located in Latin America and the 25th most popular was Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy. continue reading »

Canadian Travel Company to Build $250M Hotel in Mexico

Canadian Travel Company to Build $250M Hotel in Mexico

Canada's Sunwing Travel plans to build a $250 million hotel in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, the Tourism Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexico Plans to Make it Easier for American Tourists to Visit

Mexico Plans to Make it Easier for American Tourists to Visit

Immigration procedures are being streamlined to make it easier for tourists from the United States to visit Mexico, the Mexican government said. continue reading »

Cuba Tourism Industry to Promote Offerings in Mexico

Cuba Tourism Industry to Promote Offerings in Mexico

Cuban tourism industry representatives plan a June 16-23 swing through several Mexican cities to promote the "Autentica Cuba" campaign, the Tourism Ministry said. continue reading »

Galapagos Fabled Giant Tortoise “Lonesome George” to Go On Display

Galapagos Fabled Giant Tortoise “Lonesome George” to Go On Display

The body of the giant tortoise known as "Lonesome George," which died a year ago, is being embalmed in the United States, a process after which it will be returned to Ecuador to be exhibited in the Galapagos archipelago. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Key Destination for Kiteboarding in Caribbean

Puerto Rico Key Destination for Kiteboarding in Caribbean

Puerto Rico has become the kiteboarding center for the entire Caribbean thanks to a regular windy season and the proliferation of top quality schools. continue reading »

New York City Welcomes Spanish Fashion

New York City Welcomes Spanish Fashion

The Spanish SoHo Mile once again put the New York City spotlight back on the Iberian nation's fashion industry, whose stores are increasingly numerous in that neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. continue reading »

Chinese Visting Mexico Surges by 35 Percent

Chinese Visting Mexico Surges by 35 Percent

Chinese tourist arrivals to Mexico grew 35.1 percent in the first quarter of 2013 over they same period last year, the Tourism Secretariat said Tuesday. continue reading »

U.S. Visa Requirement for Chileans Visiting U.S. is Eliminated

U.S. Visa Requirement for Chileans Visiting U.S. is Eliminated

Chilean citizens have been chosen for the U.S. Visa Waiver program, Chile's president said here Monday. continue reading »