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February 2013 Archives

Brazil Bahia Region to Develop Cultural Heritage Tourism

Brazil Bahia Region to Develop Cultural Heritage Tourism

In Latin America news, the Bahia state of Brazil will be developing cultural heritage tourism to create jobs and reduce poverty in the area. continue reading »

Over a Thousand Iberia Flights Cancelled as Labor Strike Looms Closer

Over a Thousand Iberia Flights Cancelled as Labor Strike Looms Closer

Spanish airline carrier Iberia has canceled 1,300 flights as the planned labor strikes loom closer. The strikes called for from March 4-8 and 18-22 are a result of layoffs and restructuring. continue reading »

Armed Men Kidnap Italian Businessman in Central Mexico

Armed Men Kidnap Italian Businessman in Central Mexico

In Mexico news, Mexican authorities in the town of Amecameca are reporting the kidnapping of an Italian businessman by armed gunmen last Saturday while he was dining. continue reading »

Tennis Star Nadal Confirms Hotel Partnership in Cozumel

Tennis Star Nadal Confirms Hotel Partnership in Cozumel

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal confirmed that U.S.-based hotel management company AMResorts will operate two hotels he owns on the Mexican Caribbean island of Cozumel. continue reading »

Rocker Bono Vacationing in Costa Rica Amidst Rumors His Wife Was Injured in Accident

Rocker Bono Vacationing in Costa Rica Amidst Rumors His Wife Was Injured in Accident

Costa Rica media is reporting Bono, humanitarian and lead singer of U-2, had been vacationing there for over a week when his wife, Alison suffered an accident. continue reading »

New Quito, Ecuador Airport Boosts Latin America’s Longest Runway

New Quito, Ecuador Airport Boosts Latin America’s Longest Runway

The new $630 million airport in the Ecuadorian capital has the longest runway in Latin America, officials said. continue reading »

Travelers Continue to Visit Machu Picchu in Spite of Kidnap Warnings by State Dept.

Travelers Continue to Visit Machu Picchu in Spite of Kidnap Warnings by State Dept.

Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, Jose Luis Silva, has announced that travelers continue to visit the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in spite of kidnapping warnings issued by the U.S. government. continue reading »

Celebrating Rio de Janeiro’s Street Food

Celebrating Rio de Janeiro’s Street Food

Those seeking good food in Rio de Janeiro can explore the numerous street stands that offer some of Brazilian cuisine's most traditional dishes. continue reading »

Foreign Tourist Come in Record Numbers to FL as It Prepares for 500th Anniv. of Spanish Discovery

Foreign Tourist Come in Record Numbers to FL as It Prepares for 500th Anniv. of Spanish Discovery

Florida welcomed 89.3 million tourists in 2012, 2.3 percent more than the previous year and the second consecutive yearly record by the state known worldwide for its fabulous weather, beaches and amusements parks. continue reading »

Orbest Airlines’s Bankruptcy Protection Filling Will Not Affect Travelers

Orbest Airlines’s Bankruptcy Protection Filling Will Not Affect Travelers

Flights operated by Orbest airlines are normal and Spanish tourists in Mexico and the Dominican Republic are returning home as scheduled, Spanish tour operator Orizonia, which sought bankruptcy protection last week, said Sunday. continue reading »

Carnival Triumph Returns to Alabama, Passangers Rejoice

Carnival Triumph Returns to Alabama, Passangers Rejoice

The 4,229 exhausted passengers and crew on the disabled cruise ship Triumph are now on their way home from Mobile, Alabama, where they disembarked in the wee hours Friday after almost five grueling days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. continue reading »

More Than 1,200 Iberia Flight to Be Grounded During Planned Strike

More Than 1,200 Iberia Flight to Be Grounded During Planned Strike

Spanish airline Iberia announced that more than 1,200 flights will be grounded next week, when workers are scheduled to go on strike to protest a restructuring plan that includes 3,807 layoffs. continue reading »

State Department Issues Kidnap Warning for U.S. Citizens in Machu Picchu Area

State Department Issues Kidnap Warning for U.S. Citizens in Machu Picchu Area

The U.S. Embassy is warning U.S. citizens of a potential kidnapping threat in the Cusco area of Peru. The Embassy has received information that members of a criminal organization may be planning to kidnap U.S. citizen tourists in the Cusco and Machu Picchu area. continue reading »

American Airlines, US Airways Announce $11 Billion Merger

American Airlines, US Airways Announce $11 Billion Merger

American Airlines and US Airways said Thursday they planned to merge in a deal worth $11 billion, creating the largest carrier in the United States and bringing an end for now to the wave of consolidation in the airline industry. continue reading »

Vittorio Missoni Luggage Found from Missing Plane Lost in Venezuela

Vittorio Missoni Luggage Found from Missing Plane Lost in Venezuela

A piece of luggage belonging to Victor Missoni was found, on the island of Bonaire, from the missing Missoni plane lost in Venezuela. Another piece of luggage was found in January on the Caribbean island of Curacao. That piece of luggage recovered actually belonged to a passenger that was on another flight that left Los Roques minutes earlier than the Missoni flight. continue reading »