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UN Tourism: Putting communities at the Centre of Tourism Development in the Americas

UN Tourism: Putting communities at the Centre of Tourism Development in the Americas UN Tourism has reaffirmed its commitment to innovation to enhance the evolution of the sector with a seminar on community-based tourism in Cuba. The Seminar “Enhancing Tourism Development through Innovation in Community-Based Tourism” was held within the framework of the 69th meeting of the UN Tourism Regional Commission for the Americas. The meeting served as a prelude to the institutional event and brought together leading players in the sector to address challenges, strategies and good practices in this tourism segment. The aim of the Seminar was to promote the development of community-based tourism through the empowerment of and investment in local populations, as well as the promotion of innovation in their products. It is necessary to continue exploring models that promote the autonomy and participation of communities in the tourism management of their territories. Creativity, collaboration and commitment [...]

By |2024-05-07T10:27:35-04:007 de May de 2024|Outstanding news, Tourism|0 Comments

FITCUBA 2024: A “resounding success” according to Cuba’s Minister of Tourism

FITCUBA 2024: A “resounding success” according to Cuba’s Minister of Tourism By Daily Pérez Guillén Next year’s International Tourism Fair will be held in Havana, showcasing Cuba’s traditions and featuring China as guest country, as announced by the Minister of Tourism, Juan Carlos García Granda, on closing the 42nd edition of the event at the Hotel Vilá Galé Cayo Paredón, located in the northern keys of the Jardines del Rey archipelago. In the presence of the Ambassador of the Asian country, Ma Hui, the Cuban minister also announced that Chinese citizens with ordinary passports would be exempted from requiring visas to visit Cuba as tourists. García Granda stressed that FITCUBA 2024 had been “a resounding success,” and that the event “exceeded” expectations. More than 1,500 foreign professionals participated in this edition, including 437 travel agents on familiarization trips, he noted. The most important event of the Cuban travel industry was attended [...]

By |2024-05-07T10:21:52-04:007 de May de 2024|Events, Outstanding news|0 Comments

St Elizabeth students introduced to careers in tourism

St Elizabeth students introduced to careers in tourism With the goal of providing young minds with information about careers in the hospitality sector, team members from Sandals South Coast recently travelled to Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, to engage students from high schools and colleges in the parish at a tourism expo organised by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo).The day’s event saw representatives of various departments of the resort sharing insights into career opportunities within their fields. To enrich the experience, they incorporated practical demonstrations, teaching students mocktail mixology and cooking sessions, in which they could actively participate. Vilma Smith, Sandals South Coast’s environment, health and safety manager, in sharing about her profession, used the opportunity to encourage students to take proactive steps in preserving natural resources within their communities. Smith emphasised the importance of practices like recycling, proper waste management and disposal. She also highlighted the resort’s commitment to environmental [...]

By |2024-04-29T15:44:40-04:0029 de April de 2024|Tourism|0 Comments

Google’s new travel tools to plan your next trip

Google’s new travel tools to plan your next trip People walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2023. Google has upgraded its Search, Maps and Shopping to help users prepare for those summer vacations ahead. © Provided by Deseret News Google has upgraded Search, Maps and Shopping to help users prepare for those summer vacations ahead. According to Forbes, “These new features can help you easily build personalized itineraries. ... The new perks are in addition to recent travel bookings, including price protection coverage on qualifying flights and AI-powered trip planning functions.” 6 new or improved Google tools This year, Google has or will release generative AI in Search, recommendation and customization Maps lists, travel wardrobe curation, translation of on-screen text with Circle to Search and multisearch in Lens. 1. Plan a trip without research To plan a trip using Google’s AI features: Opt in for the Search Generative [...]

By |2024-04-29T15:41:53-04:0029 de April de 2024|Tourism|0 Comments

Grenada Hosts CTO 2024 Sustainable Tourism Conference

Grenada Hosts CTO 2024 Sustainable Tourism Conference Image courtesy of the Grenada Tourism Authority The 2024 Sustainable Tourism Conference, hosted at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, attracted over 200 delegates. Building on the theme, 'The 5 Ps for a Legacy of Caribbean Tourism Sustainability: People, Planet, Prosperity, Purpose, & Partnership,' the conference provided insights and strategies to shape the future of Caribbean tourism. Representatives from the air and cruise travel industry, the hotel and accommodation sector, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention provided valuable insights into the tourism industry's current landscape and future trends. Following this, the Ministerial round-table brought together Grenada's Ministers of Government, including the Minister of Tourism, Minister for Economic Development, Minister of Youth and Sports, and Minister for Climate Resilience, the Environment, and Renewable Energy. The panel discussed inter-sectoral linkages and collaborative initiatives to foster cooperation and growth within Grenada and the wider Caribbean [...]

By |2024-04-29T15:45:43-04:0029 de April de 2024|Events|0 Comments

Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos: For mature audiences only

Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos: For mature audiences only As far as I'm concerned, the only way to improve on an already fantastic all-inclusive resort is to make it adults-only. A kids-free environment just makes a resort feel even more romantic and chic. Case in point: The Grand Velas Los Cabos is, in my opinion, one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Los Cabos since it opened in 2016. But the smaller, luxurious, child-free Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos, which opened right next door in December, takes it up a notch with its 79 suites and seaside perch overlooking the point where the Sea of Cortes meets the Pacific Ocean. I loved this hotel from the minute I checked in. The design taps into the elegance of Los Cabos, with soaring ceilings and expansive views out to the turquoise water. The open-air lobby has a row of cozy couches clustered around fire pits, perfect [...]

By |2024-04-29T15:35:10-04:0029 de April de 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Avianca extended its promotion in Central America

Avianca extended its promotion in Central America The airline participated in the important Central American Travel Market 2024 event, held in El Salvador last week. In this context, Travel2latam spoke with Rolando Damas, Avianca Sales Manager for North and Central America and Europe. What are the news for the area that concerns you?  2023 was a historic year. We grew by 50% in the capacity we offer on flights in the North and Central America region. And in the first quarter of this year we already grew 32%. The growth has been incredible for the region. Today we have more than 140 flights, 40 weekly frequencies between North America and Central America. We also have 106 weekly frequencies between South America and Central America. That is, we have a fairly robust network. Last year we transported 32 million passengers, of which 5 million were within the Central American region. We have [...]

By |2024-04-29T15:31:38-04:0029 de April de 2024|Outstanding news, Transportation|0 Comments

How tourism continues to drive Dominican economic growth

How tourism continues to drive Dominican economic growth The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores) is optimistic about the future of this sector since the last year, 2023, it closed as the most dynamic productive activity with 10.7% growth and contributed US$9.7 billion in income. “Tourism has been in this difficult period the main sector that has driven the growth of the Dominican economy. Last year it closed as the most dynamic productive activity with 10.7% growth and contributed US$9.7 billion in income, an increase of 16% compared to 2022,” stressed the entity’s president, David Llibre, at the opening ceremony of DATE 2024. He explained that in 2023, the average daily expenditure of international tourists also grew from US$130 to US$153. He highlighted that tourism also registered a record in foreign direct investment, with US$1,822 million, a 12% growth and representing 27% of the total foreign direct [...]

By |2024-04-29T15:45:54-04:0029 de April de 2024|Outstanding news, Tourism|0 Comments

Hyatt just opened a new All-Inclusive resort in Mazatlan, Mexico

Hyatt just opened a new All-Inclusive resort in Mazatlan, Mexico Mazatlan has been one of the fastest-growing destinations in Mexico in recent years, with a booming hotel pipeline and continued flight growth, out of the United States and Canada. Now, it’s the newest home of Hyatt’s quickly-expanding Dreams all-inclusive brand. The company has officially opened its new Dreams Estrella Mazatlan resort, an all-suite hotel that’s Hyatt’s first-ever property in the destination. “We are thrilled to introduce guests and World of Hyatt members to the pearl of Mexico’s pacific coast. The opening of Dreams Estrella del Mar Mazatlán Golf & Spa Resort represents an opportunity to contribute greater value to Hyatt’s existing portfolio in the rapidly growing market by offering guests the first Hyatt resort in this brand-new destination,” said Gabriel Felip, the Inclusive Collection’s President for Latin America and the Caribbean. Inside a room at the newest Dreams resort. The property [...]

By |2024-04-22T10:51:56-04:0022 de April de 2024|Tourism|0 Comments

Seven unusual stays in Latin America for an unusual vacation

Seven unusual stays in Latin America for an unusual vacation In recent research, Booking.com asked travelers about their motivations for traveling, and 63% revealed that they want to take time to relax. The accommodation, attractions and car rental booking platform selected seven very different accommodations in Latin America to discover on your next vacation. Pristine Luxury Camp, Jujuy, Argentina The Salinas Grandes de Jujuy, located in the northwest of Argentina, are a natural spectacle. This vast salt desert, spanning more than 12,000 hectares, offers unique beauty and a unique experience for people who visit it. In addition to its natural beauty, the Salinas Grandes de Jujuy also offer the opportunity to enjoy glamping activities at Luxury Camp, a fusion of glamor and camping that allows visitors to enjoy the comfort and luxury of staying in tents or domes equipped with all modern amenities such as comfortable beds, private bathrooms and cozy [...]

By |2024-04-22T10:43:47-04:0022 de April de 2024|Outstanding news, Tourism|0 Comments
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