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Great 2012 for tourism in Mexico

Mexico City.- Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, the new Mexican secretary of tourism will start her job with strategies 100% focused on the 2012 tourism job at hand,  said Alfonso Sumano, regional director for North America for the Mexico Tourism Board.

Sheraton will manage a hotel in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo.- The Sheraton hotel chain will once again managed the Melia Santo Domingo Hotel after nearly 10 years of being operated by Spanish chain Sol Meliá.

Malaysian tourism industry seen to be positive in 2013

The outlook for the tourism industry is expected to be positive next year as there is no talk of airlines increasing fuel surcharges so far, said the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA).

Soon: New Year on the moon.

TTC news service. – No human being will travel to the moon to celebrate the end of 2012. But a number of new businesses around the world are working on it.

Caribbean tourism: US, Canada visitors increase as UK declines

Bridgetown.- Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Barbados based Caribbean Tourism Organization said the “unfair and discriminatory” British Air Passenger Duty (APD) is continuing to have a severe impact on the Caribbean tourism sector, specially in the arrivals os UK tourists.

Wi-Fi service to all trains in Netherlands

Amsterdam.-  Arriva Netherlands, the Dutch rail operator, is completing a rollout of wireless internet on all its trains through specialist provider Nomad Digital.