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American Airlines adds six new routes to Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America

January 31, 2015
American Airlines adds six new routes to Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America FORT WORTH, USA -- Pending regulatory approval, American Airlines will add six new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, further strengthening its position in these key markets. New service to Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ), will add a new destination to the airline's...

Travelers can now search for Cuba flight and hotel information

January 31, 2015
Travelers can now search for Cuba flight and hotel information STAMFORD, USA -- KAYAK users can now search hotel and flight information for Cuba. KAYAK is the first of the major online travel agencies and travel search engines to show comprehensive flight and hotel search information for Cuba. More than 300 hotels in Cuba will be searchable on the site.

Getting to Martinique easier thanks to improved service from the US, Canada and Puerto Rico

January 31, 2015
Getting to Martinique easier thanks to improved service from the US, Canada and Puerto Rico NEW YORK, USA -- With American Airlines improved direct service from Miami, Martinique is getting now more and more accessible to travelers from the US mainland. This winter, American Airlines operates a midweek flight on Wednesdays from Miami, in addition to pre-existing weekly nonstop service.

Major US airlines and credit card companies ready to operate in Cuba

January 30, 2015
Major US airlines and credit card companies ready to operate in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- US companies such as American Airlines and American Express have expressed their expectations about operating in Cuba following the reestablishment of relations between Washington and Havana. American Airlines president Scott Kirby said on Tuesday that...

Cuba confirms three million tourists in 2014

January 30, 2015
Cuba confirms three million tourists in 2014 HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba's efforts to achieve a record arrival of international visitors were finally able to close 2014 with the arrival of 3,200,745 tourists, representing 5.3 percent growth. Following the announcement in late December by the ministry of tourism, the National Bureau of Statistics...

Belize attracts over 300,000 stay-over visitors for 2014

January 30, 2015
Belize attracts over 300,000 stay-over visitors for 2014 BELIZE CITY, Belize -- In October, 2014, Belize recorded one million visitors to the country, including overnight and cruise arrivals, which was two months earlier than the projected time. Now, the total arrival numbers are in and the Belize Tourism Board has announced that Belize has surpassed the...

Cuba vacation enquiries double in light of US talks

January 27, 2015
Cuba vacation enquiries double in light of US talks BRIGHTON, England -- In light of the ongoing talks between the USA and Cuba, a UK-based comparison site for small vacation companies has reported that enquiries to its most popular Cuba vacation have doubled. Responsible Travel in Brighton, England, attributed the increase to a...

Cayman Islands ends year with record breaking arrivals

January 27, 2015
Cayman Islands ends year with record breaking arrivals GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Consistency in delivering excellence and a commitment to providing Caymankind experiences has once again earned the Cayman Islands a record breaking year of visitation. In what was notably the best year in over a decade, the country welcomed over 380,000...

Travel demand for Caribbean on the rise

January 27, 2015
Travel demand for Caribbean on the rise SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Expedia group, one of the world's largest online travel companies, reported on Monday that travel demand garnered via the company’s platforms for the Caribbean region grew nearly 30 percent year over year during the first three quarters of 2014.

Trinidad and Tobago ushers in 2015 with new hotels and must-see festivals

January 23, 2015
Trinidad and Tobago ushers in 2015 with new hotels and must-see festivals PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, best known for its island friendliness and unique blend of modern hospitality and traditional charm, unveils a wealth of news including brand new hotel options, activities for all travel styles and an eclectic mix of...

Low cost mobile roaming now available in Cuba

January 23, 2015
Low cost mobile roaming now available in Cuba BOSTON, USA -- OneSimCard, a global provider of low cost international mobile roaming services for businesses and leisure travelers, has announced the availability of low cost voice roaming and text messaging in Cuba and throughout Latin America. Standard Latin American roaming rates...

Routes Americas 2016 to take place in Puerto Rico

January 22, 2015
Routes Americas 2016 to take place in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico will be the host destination for the ninth Routes Americas, which will take place 7-9 February 2016 in San Juan. The event, which is the route development forum for the entire Americas region, will be hosted by Puerto Rico Tourism Company with the support of...

Caribbean Airlines pilots suspended pending investigation of near miss at JFK

January 21, 2015
Caribbean Airlines pilots suspended pending investigation of near miss at JFK PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The two Caribbean Airlines pilots involved in a near collision on Saturday night at New York’s JFK International Airport have been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident, the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) said in a statement.

New delights await travellers to Curacao

January 21, 2015
New delights await travellers to Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- In the lower reaches of the Caribbean, the Dutch island of Curacao sports a healthy tourism economy fueled by a growing mix of cruise passengers and hotel guests. The latest hotel to open is ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas, located not on a beach, but in a pleasant residential...

Caribbean Airlines aircraft forces JetBlue to abort takeoff at JFK

January 20, 2015
Caribbean Airlines aircraft forces JetBlue to abort takeoff at JFK NEW YORK, USA -- A Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800, arriving from Georgetown, Guyana, on Saturday night, reportedly failed to stop short of a runway at New York’s JFK International Airport as instructed and caused a JetBlue Airbus A320-200 to abort its takeoff at high speed.

United Airlines ready to fly to Cuba if authorized

January 19, 2015
United Airlines ready to fly to Cuba if authorized HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- United Airlines has announced its plans to fly to Cuba from Houston, Texas, and Newark, New Jersey, if it receives authorization by the US administration. The announcement was made by United Airlines’ spokesperson Rahsaan Johnson and reported by international media outlets.

Expedia enters 2015 with expanded presence in the Dominican Republic

January 17, 2015
Expedia enters 2015 with expanded presence in the Dominican Republic PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic -- The Expedia group, one of the world's largest online travel companies, has announced the opening of offices in Punta Cana and Santo Domingo, the company’s first local offices in the Dominican Republic. “As one of the Expedia group’s top producing destinations...

St Lucia to develop niche tourism markets in 2015

January 16, 2015
St Lucia to develop niche tourism markets in 2015 CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) recently unveiled its plans to promote Saint Lucia in 2015. These initiatives, said deputy director of tourism, Tracy Warner-Arnold, are geared at increasing visitor arrivals and visitor expenditure on the island, increasing the awareness of....

New scheduled charter flights approved to Bahamas

January 15, 2015
New scheduled charter flights approved to Bahamas FORT LAUDERDALE, USA -- Owners of iJet Charters and Wildcat Touring have announced the launch of scheduled charter flights from Fort Lauderdale to three Bahamas destinations, Key West and a flight from New York to Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco. “With the approval of the..

Aruba opposes Curacao's request for visa exemption for Colombians

January 14, 2015
Aruba opposes Curacao's request for visa exemption for Colombians WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Aruba has objected to the waiver of the visa requirement for Colombians visiting Curacao, minister of justice, Nelson Navarro, said. Previously, the Netherlands had objected to this petition from Curacao. Such a request by Curacao must first be approved by the Netherlands.

GOL to launch direct flights between Tobago and Sao Paulo, Brazil

January 12, 2015
GOL to launch direct flights between Tobago and Sao Paulo, Brazil SCARBOROUGH, Tobago -- Effective January 31, 2015, there will be a weekly direct flight between Tobago and Sao Paulo, Brazil, with one stop in Barbados. Brazil's largest airline GOL will provide the service.  This decision by the airline to fly to Tobago follows two years of negotiations.

Delta announces new service to Grenada

January 12, 2015
Delta announces new service to Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Delta Airline has announced that it will be starting a new weekly service between Atlanta and Grenada this summer.  The US-based airline said the new service will be operated on Saturdays starting June 6, 2015 and ending August 15, 2015.

Cruise lines eying Cuba

January 10, 2015
Cruise lines eying Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The recent announcement by Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro of their intention to reestablish diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba after over a 50 year freeze has sparked expectations among the world’s major cruise lines. According to Britain’s Telegraph...

Bahamas megaresort opens on March 27

January 9, 2015
Bahamas megaresort opens on March 27 NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Baha Mar, the new $3.5 billion resort in The Bahamas, will introduce a new era of luxury, glamour, gaming and excitement when it begins hosting paid guests on March 27, 2015. "Baha Mar will bring a new level of sophistication and resort experience to one of the most...

Argentinean Airlines flights to Cuba fully booked

January 9, 2015
Argentinean Airlines flights to Cuba fully booked HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Argentinean Airlines (AA) flights this year to Cuba have been fully booked, as have its other two weekly flights during January. The airline said that all flights to Cuba during February have also been booked at 98 percent. As part of an expansion of its routes...

Grenada cruise ship arrivals increase by 29 percent in 2014

January 8, 2015
Grenada cruise ship arrivals increase by 29 percent in 2014 ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- During 2014, cruise arrivals and expenditure in Grenada both increased by 29 percent compared to 2013. Preliminary data show that 162 cruise calls and 254,248 cruise passengers visited ports in Grenada and Carriacou, contributing EC$28 million to the economy.

Cuba attracts three million tourists in 2014

January 2, 2015
Cuba attracts three million tourists in 2014 CIEGO DE ÁVILA, Cuba (AIN) -- Cuba attracted three million tourists in 2014, representing a growth of six percent over the previous year. The figure was reached with the arrival of a flight from Canada, by tour operator Sunwing, at the Jardines del Rey International Airport in Cayo Coco, with 188 passengers.

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