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Barbados Plans Festivities to Mark Its Transition to Parliamentary Republic

Barbados, a former British colony, will remove Queen Elizabeth II as its sovereign head on Nov. 30, signaling its transition to a parliamentary republic and its break with Britain’s colonial bonds, centuries after an English ship claimed the island for King James I in 1625. Britain’s Prince Charles arrived in Barbados on Nov....

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Abinader Promotes Health Tourism in Dominican Republic

President Luis Abinader aspires to promote health tourism in the Dominican Republic through the creation of a special line of credit in the National Development and Export Bank (Bandex) and the creation of a special monitoring table. The president made the announcement yesterday morning in the inauguration of a drug production plant of...

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President Abinader: “We will give each tourist who comes to the Dominican Republic free medical insurance”

RD. The President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, said that the Dominican Government would provide tourists who come to the country free medical insurance, as part of the measures to relaunch tourism in the coronavirus pandemic face. The head of state expressed himself in those terms this Tuesday during an interview with CNN in Spanish...

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Blue Diamond Hotel Chain Is Committed to The Development of Tourism in Cuba

During a tour of Varadero on Monday, November 15, on the occasion of the opening of the Hotel Mystique Casa Perla by Royalton, Mr. Mohamad Fawzi González, CEO of Blue Diamond Cuba, offered his impressions on the development that the hotel chain has had in the country and the opening of tourism planned for this …...

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Cuba To Welcome Back Tourists as Home-Grown Vaccine Drive Takes Hold

Cuba will open its borders next month and make it easier for most of its people to enter the country after being vaccinated with home-made CoVID-19 drugs, allowing it to welcome visitors from abroad. Permission will be granted and its ailing tourism industry will be shot in the arm. Sanctions due to epidemics, a sharp …...

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UNWTO Sees Greater Threat to Tourism in Climate Change

The secretary general of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, assured at a travel industry fair that concluded here today that climate change is a greater threat than Covid-19. According to the UNWTO head, although the pandemic hit tourism harder than any other sector of the economy, the so-called chimney-free...

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U.S. to Reopen Canada, Mexico Borders for Travelers Vaccinated Against COVID-19

The development is major news for the travel industry, which has been struggling during the pandemic and pressuring U.S. officials to reopen the country to tourism. Travelers from Canada and Mexico who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to enter the U.S. starting next month through land and ferry ports of entry, the...

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More Carnival Cruise Line Ships to Restart in Early 2022

Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans for more ships to restart in January and February 2022. Carnival’s U.S.-based operations will cover the following homeports and ships by February: Galveston: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream and Carnival Vista Miami: Carnival Freedom, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Sunrise and Carnival Conquest Port...

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Sunwing Resumes Flight Offer to Punta Cana And Puerto Plata

In November, Sunwing will return to Ottawa International to offer flights to Caribbean destinations, including Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, in the Dominican Republic. The airline indicated that they would begin to offer the 11-holiday destination flights in the Caribbean as of November 6, 2021. For the 2021-2022 winter season, Sunwing...

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Tourism Sector Says Vaccine Mandate Will Hurt High Season

The Costa Rica Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) says Costa Rica’s upcoming vaccine mandates could have a “devastating and irreversible effect on tourism activity” and again asked authorities to delay the measure. CANATUR, which groups tourism businesses and regional chambers from across Costa Rica, does not have direct authority to change...

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