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Honduras and Belize Ink Air Transport Agreement

The governments of Honduras and Belize signed an agreement creating opportunities for the operation of the country's airfields with flights to Belize to further promote tourism. The statement issued by the government of Honduras on February 28th says that "... Within the legal framework, the...

Should I Cancel My Trip Because Of Coronavirus?

OPINION - It has been some years since I visited my birth country, Italy. And 2020 was to be the year that I and my wife would visit, get to know the country, in particular the north, from where most of my Italian friends...

“Open skies” policy would bring cheaper flights

The new president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, is suggesting that Costa Rica should extend the “open skies” proposal that the president of El Salvador has already agreed on. “The open skies policy is necessary for passengers to have the greatest benefit at the level of...

Coming to Costa Rica? Make Sure to Taste These Foods

While it may hurt our feelings to say this, Costa Rica is not one of the top food tourism destinations in the world. And how could it be, when it has so many established, world-famous cuisines to compete with, extensively covered by the media?...

Top 10 most Googled Travel Destinations of 2019, According To Google

Google Trends has come up with a list of top 10 destinations that were most searched (on Google) in the year 2019. Based on U.S. search data, the Maldives topped the list as one of the best travel destinations of 2019. The Maldives is every beach...

10 reasons why you should never invite a Tico to your home

The Spanish magazine Matador Network published a few years back its 12 reasons why people should not invite a Costa Rican (Tico) to their home. The article, first published in November 2016, is not to take cheap shots at Ticos, rather the writer, Sergio Otegui...

Tourism is bouncing back in Nicaragua

Tourism to Nicaragua is “recovering very rapidly” following the political unrest and subsequent travel ban by the British Foreign Office. View over Ometepe Island to Volcan Concepcion, Nicaragua. Kite Aerial Photograph/Flickr Nicaragua’s minister of tourism, Anasha Campbell, in London speaking to TTG revealed tourism arrival figures...

What are the two new questions you must answer when applying for a United States tourist visa?

Costa Ricans who, since October 12, looking to obtain a tourist visa to travel to the United States, must answer two new questions, part of the changes made to the questionnaire, which now also includes indicating the applicants' social networks. The new questions to answer...

360° Photo of Volcano Arenal

360° Photograph of Costa Rica's most popular and active volcano, Arenal, the lagoon and Chato Volcano (called 'Cerro Chato' in Spanish), an inactive volcano that sits in the southeast side of the Arenal.  For more, check out this great video by Travelution SWIMMING IN A...

JetSMART Adds Colombia

Chilean low-cost carrier JetSMART this week announced new service launch to Colombia, enterting the market for the first time, with scheduled non-stop service between the country and Chile. JetSMART is owned by the same investment fund that owns Volaris and Frontier, currently has a presence...

2 Vacations All Adventurers Will Enjoy

The world is full of travel destinations that make for perfect adventure playgrounds - for children and big kids like yourself alike! It means that you will have no shortage of options to choose from the next time you look into booking an adventure...

100 Years Of Avianca

Colombia will be preparing for festivities as Avianca will celebrate its 100th birthday on December 5th, 2019. The Colombian airline is the second oldest in the world with a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century. Avianca was founded in the form...

Top Tips for Honeymooning in Spain

One of the most exciting kingdoms in the whole of Europe, Spain is soaked in a varied history – one of the pivotal shapers and players in the western world. From the days of the Spanish Armada to the more recent era of world-class...

Three Americans died within a week in same resort in Dominican Republic

Miranda Schaup-Werner and her husband were enjoying their anniversary in a Caribbean holiday resort when she had a drink from the hotel room minibar, suddenly collapsed and died. That same day, another couple — Edward Nathaniel Holmes and his fiancee Cynthia Day — checked into...

Caesar salad: one of the US’s most famous dishes was invented in Mexico

It was early Friday afternoon at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest land border crossing in the world, which connects Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego in the US. Some Mexicans were returning home from a week of work, while some Americans were...

Cuban visits to Nicaragua up 900%

(AP) — More than 5,000 Cubans have visited Nicaragua so far this year, a 900% increase over the total for all of 2018, Nicaraguan officials said Wednesday. It lends evidence to anecdotal accounts from Cuban migrants who say they passed through Nicaragua en route to...

Top Eco Tourism Destinations in the World

If you consider yourself to be a fan of ecotourism, the involvement of fragile and pristine lands and touring these natural areas, you may be interested to know which areas have been ranked as the top eco-tourism destinations in the world. The revelation may fascinate...

Some people just don’t seem to know how to travel

INSIDER - At every airport and on every flight, you'll find the person who doesn't stow their tray away after their belongings go through the scanner, or who spends the duration of the journey loudly wandering up and down the aisles, disturbing passengers who...

Bringing the border closer to home, one immersion trip at a time

This unfamiliarity can make it easy for politicians to distort what’s going on there and hard for immigration advocates and social movements to muster support for their primary goal: making U.S. policies toward undocumented people and asylum-seekers more humane. What can advocates for immigrants do...

Tips for Ticos – Book a Serviced Apartment When Visiting the UK

When traveling to the UK from Central or South America, it’s like stepping off the plane into another dimension. Even with the Internet and Satellite television, the way of life is literally worlds apart. If this is your first holiday to the UK from Costa...

What Numbers Tell, and Don’t About Solo Travel By Women

Solo travel by women has grown in popularity year after year, but there are no clear data on the scale of violence against female solo travelers. Hostelworld, an online hostel-booking platform, found in a 2018 study that bookings by solo female travelers increased by 45%...

More Women Are Travelling Solo

Recent headlines about the deadly violence inflicted on women traveling alone have raised questions about how the world is greeting the documented rise in female solo travelers and about the role of social media in promoting the idea that far-off lands are easily accessible...

What countries can’t you visit with an American passport?

Yes. Holders of U.S. (American) passports may currently travel to 186 countries without having to obtain a visa in advance of travel. These countries allow either visa-free entry or issue visas on arrival. But, a U.S. passport does not guarantee entry to any country. Each...

Taking Care of Your Health While Travelling

Despite being tedious, traveling is fun. It eliminates the monotony, helps you to unwind, refresh, and as a result, you become more creative. So, have you been in the same routine for some time and you feel that you’re not even performing your duties...

ICT launches first outdoor promotional campaign in Madrid

"Yo estoy Pura Vida. Y tú, ¿Cuándo vienes?” (I am Pura Vida. And you? When are you coming?) reads the billboard in front of the Plaza de Cuzco, in the cold weather of the central Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, Spain. The billboard invites...

Canada’s Air Transat Cancels Nicaragua

In a blow to Nicaragua’s tourism industry, fewer Canadians will be visiting following the decision by Canada’s tour travel operator Air Transat to cancel all flights to Nicaragua this coming winter. San Juan del Sur, a popular destination for Canadians visiting Nicaragua This decision was made...

Exploring the natural wonders of Costa Rica

The blue morpho butterfly’s iridescent colours glisten as it effortlessly swoops through the air, the howler monkeys chatter fills the high canopy of trees and the crocodile blends into the stream so well, you’d be forgiven for missing him. This is Costa Rica’s Corcovado National...

BALI CRUISE TOUR

Bali is the perfect destination for cruise tours if your family is in search of a place with the touch of everything. The high-end luxurious resorts are offering unmatched comfort and totally personalized service. The sun-kissed peaceful sandy shorelines provide a vast bed for relaxing...

The 4 Rudest Things You Can Do As An Air Traveler and How To Avoid Them

Manners and common courtesies are magnified when dozens or even hundreds of people are confined to a tight space. Multiply that tenfold when that tight space is about to hurdle at 800 km/h (500 mph) through the air, most likely with an ocean or...

Split Decision: Paris vs. Costa Rica for best vacation showdown!

L.A. Parker, the award-winning columnist for The Trentonian, had a difficult decision to make: Paris or Costa Rica for his best vacation ever. Parker wrote: Paris offered all the wonderful excursions, including a memorable first-day trip to Jardin de Luxembourg. With a (Costa Rican) girlfriend...

Travel like the pros, 9 budget hacks for your next vacation

Want to travel like the pros? Better start pinching your pennies, pesos and colones. While it's true that money can buy you an elite - easy, even - adventure anywhere, those who travel for a living genuinely enjoy the challenge of bargain hunting. Riding public...

10 Ways To Save On Travel Revealed

We’re not mathematicians, but we’re pretty sure the following theorem holds true: There is an inverse relationship between how badly you need a vacation and how comfortably you can afford one. That is, the more you need a vacation, the less likely you are to...

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