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Avianca Fires Official Who Skipped Security at World Cup

Avianca airlines announced today the dismissal of a Colombian official of that company who violated the security of a World Cup stadium in Russia and boasted about it. In a statement, the Colombian airline informed that it decided to cancel the contract of Luis Felipe Gomez, who was Regional Sales Manager of Avianca Cargo, and …...

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Barbados Set to Welcome Boom in US Tourists Following Airlift Uptick

Following a year of record-breaking growth, Barbados anticipates an even larger influx of US visitors with the latest uptick in flight service to the country. This month, American Airlines, the largest airline carrier in the United States, unveiled its newest routes, which include a third daily flight from Miami International Airport to...

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Dominica Launches New Ad Campaign to Reignite Tourism Demand

Dominica has launched the new “ReDiscover Dominica Campaign” to encourage travellers to visit the island. Visitors, friends of Dominica, and Dominicans can enjoy discounts on a trip to the Nature Island and, in doing so, help the country on its path to recovery. Dominica was hit hard by Hurricane Maria in September last year. Tourism...

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Meliá Hotels Joins Campaign Against Single Use Plastics

Gabriel Escarrer, chief executive of Meliá Hotels International, has announced that the company will seek to eliminate all single-use plastics in all its hotels within the year. The move will see plastic bottles, cups, bags, straws and coasters immediately replaced by reusable items, with the elimination saving more than 15 tonnes of...

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Curazao to Invest US 30 Million to Expand Tourism

The hotels in Curazao will invest almost 50 million guilders (30 million dollars) in the next one and a half years in the renovation and expansion of the hotel sector. Approximately 188 new rooms will be added to the existing 3500 rooms on the island. Forty percent of them are in moderate to poor condition. …...

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Panamanians Must Request Permission to Travel to Europe

The migratory measure applies starting in 2020 and will cost 7 euros. The application will be made online. Panamanians who wish to travel to the European Union will be required to apply for an ETIAS visa as of 2020. ETIAS will allow for advance checks and, if necessary, deny travel authorization to visa-exempt third-country nationals...

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Trinidad, Safe Candidate for World Crafts City in Cuba

Recognized for its ancestral practices with ceramics, fraying and embroidery, the third Cuban village is receiving today a visit from representatives of the World Crafts Council (WCC) for its evaluation as the World Crafts City. The experts’ itinerary of the institution associated with UNESCO includes, among other stops, the...

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Islazul Solidifies Presence in Santiago de Cuba with its Libertad-Rex Tourism Complex

Strengthening its presence in vivacious Santiago de Cuba, a city known for its music, history and authenticity, the government-owned and run Islazul hotel chain bets strongly for eastern Cuba’s most popular cultural destination. With a centric location facing Plaza de Marte, the Libertad-Rex tourism complex is so much more than a...

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Construction of Hotel Meliá Trinidad Starts in Central Cuba

The construction of the 400-room Hotel Meliá Trinidad, scheduled for inauguration in 2020, started today in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, tourist authorities confirmed. The communiqué from Meliá Cuba pointed out that the hotel is being built after a contract was signed at the 12th Fecons Construction Fair, held last...

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Costa Rica Signs Agreement to Attract More Cruises

Important Industry Agents Seek to Launch the 1st National Cruise Strategy The number of cruise boats that have arrived in Costa Rica in the last 2 years increased by 70%, from 150 to 250 visits. This increase is not enough for the main agents involved with the arrival of cruise passengers so, this May 3rd, …...

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