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Tourism Enjoys Strong Start To 2022 While Facing New Uncertainties

International tourism continued its recovery in January 2022, with a much better performance compared to the weak start to 2021. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine adds pressure to existing economic uncertainties, coupled with many Covid-related travel restrictions still in place. Overall confidence could be affected and hamper the...

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This Hotel Is in One of the World’s 5 ‘Blue Zones’ — And It Just Debuted New Beachfront Villas

Wake up to the soothing sound of crashing waves in one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. Costa Rica is a land of natural abundance. The country may be the size of West Virginia, but it is home to six percent of the world’s biodiversity. Its lush tropical jungles, dreamy beaches along its Caribbean and …...

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Playa Resorts Celebrates the Opening of Wyndham Alltra Cancun

Playa Hotels & Resorts on April 26, 2022, officially celebrated the opening of Wyndham Alltra Cancun, one of two Wyndham Alltra hotels in the area. While the travel industry took a hard hit over the past two years, Playa has found a way not only to survive but to thrive, opening several new properties even …...

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More Than 260 Travel Companies Pressure White House to End Pre-Departure Testing

The travel industry continues to call for the elimination of the pre-departure testing requirement for entry to the United States. More than 260 travel industry and business organizations sent a letter to White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha calling for the repeal of the pre-departure testing requirement for...

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Luxury Tourism is Promoted as One of the Most Sought After Experiences in Costa Rica

Contact with nature was promoted as one of the experiences most sought after by luxury tourists after the pandemic. In this sense, Costa Rica’s tourism offer, based on ecotourism and beaches, has a valuable opportunity to accelerate the rate of recovery of the tourism sector. According to data from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute...

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Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett Inducted Into Global Travel Hall Of Fame

The Honourable Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister, Jamaica has become the first Caribbean tourism leader to be inducted into the prestigious Global Travel Hall of Fame. He was presented with the honour by The Travel Corporation, CEO, Brett Tollman at The Chesterfield Hotel in London. Minister Bartlett is the first Caribbean tourism leader...

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Jamaica And Saudi Arabia Sign Landmark MOU To Develop Sustainable And Resilient Tourism

Jamaica and Saudi Arabia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development of sustainable and resilient tourism between the two nations. The agreement was made between the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister, Jamaica and HE Ahmed Khateeb, Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The signing took place at...

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Fitcuba-2022 Projected to be The Best Fair in The Industry

After being postponed in 2020 and 2021 because of the world epidemiological crisis caused by COVID-19, the forthcoming International Tourism Fair (FITCuba-2022) is projected to be the best event organized by the Tourism Ministry (MINTUR) in Cuba. MINTUR Minister Juan Carlos García Granda recalled that the sector’s main trade event...

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Dominican Republic Tourism Shows Record In April

The Dominican Republic registered the arrival of 626,010 tourists last April, which is a record figure for this month, with a growth of 7% compared to April 2019, the Ministry of Tourism reported on Tuesday. In the first quarter, there is a 4.8% decrease in tourist arrivals compared to 2019, although this figure represents an …...

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DATE 2022, Key To Reactivate Tourism: Will Attract Participants From 25 Countries

The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic ( Asonahores ) announced that the “Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange” DATE 2022 fair, in its twenty-second version, will be hosting 25 countries from the 40 leading source markets of tourists who visit the country. Rafael Blanco Tejera, president of Asonahores, said that...

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