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March 2013 Archives

Tips to Expedite Border Crossing this Easter

Tips to Expedite Border Crossing this Easter

In an effort to provide the best possible service to the traveling public, CBP officials are proactively reminding members of the traveling public that there are a number of steps they can employ to cross the border as quickly and safely as possible continue reading »

Argentina Working on Creating 9,920 Pound Easter Egg - World’s Largest

Argentina Working on Creating 9,920 Pound Easter Egg - World’s Largest

A giant chocolate Easter egg made from 9,920 pounds of chocolate will be unveiled in Miramar, a city in the Buenos Aires province in celebration of Holy Week. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Hotels Near Maximum Capacity Thanks to Holy Week

Puerto Rican Hotels Near Maximum Capacity Thanks to Holy Week

Puerto Rico will achieve a hotel occupancy rate of 93 percent during Holy Week, the director of the Puerto Rican Tourism Company, or CTPR, Ingrid Rivera, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Pronghorn Antelope Comes Back from Near Extinction

Mexico’s Pronghorn Antelope Comes Back from Near Extinction

Mexico's nearly extinct pronghorn antelope has made a comeback in Mexico thanks in great part to the join efforts of several conservation organization. The pronghorn are being protected and nurtured in the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve. continue reading »

Costa Rican Hotels Focused on Offering Guests ‘Green’ Experience

Costa Rican Hotels Focused on Offering Guests ‘Green’ Experience

In Costa Rican news, the hotel industry is now focused on offering guest a truly 'green' experience by constructing environmentally sustainable properties. continue reading »

College Senior Plunges to His Death in Cabo San Lucas during Springbreak

College Senior Plunges to His Death in Cabo San Lucas during Springbreak

Local California media is reporting the death of college senior, Samuel Levine, in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico during spring break. continue reading »

STUDY:  Bolivia and Venezuela Rank as ‘Unfriendliest’ Countries for Tourists

STUDY:  Bolivia and Venezuela Rank as ‘Unfriendliest’ Countries for Tourists

A new report on travel and tourism by the World Economic Forum looked at 140 countries trying to find the most hospitable and welcoming to foreign tourists. Unfortunately for Bolivia and Venezuela continue reading »

Costa Rican Volcano Park No Longer Charging Admission Due to Violence

Costa Rican Volcano Park No Longer Charging Admission Due to Violence

As the violence at Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal) continues, park officials have made the decision to no longer charge admission to the park. continue reading »

Madrid 2020 Olympic Organzing Committee Ready to Present to IOC

Madrid 2020 Olympic Organzing Committee Ready to Present to IOC

Madrid is preparing its bid for the 2020 Olympics through its Madrid 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee. The Madrid committee will meet with International Olympic Committee officials this week. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan Designated National Landmark

Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan Designated National Landmark

In Latin America news, Old San Juan in Puerto Rico has been given National Historic Landmark status. Old San Juan is the city's colonial quarter and a tourist draw. continue reading »

Mexico Looking to Expand Tourism Markets

Mexico Looking to Expand Tourism Markets

Mexican officials said at ITB Berlin, the world's largest tourism fair, that their strategy was to expand tourist markets and increase spending by visitors. continue reading »

Spanish Scientists Discovered New Species of Lizard that Might of Roamed Earth 125 Million Years Ago

Spanish Scientists Discovered New Species of Lizard that Might of Roamed Earth 125 Million Years Ago

Spanish scientists have found what they believe to be the remains of a new species of lizard that roamed the earth some 125 million years ago in the province of Burgos. The newly found species is almost five feet long and could of lived in water. continue reading »

18 American Tourists Held at Gunpoint While Hotel Rooms Ransacked in Costa Rica

18 American Tourists Held at Gunpoint While Hotel Rooms Ransacked in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities in Talamanca, Limon are reporting 18 American tourists were held at gunpoint while their hotel rooms were ransacked. continue reading »