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It’s official: Mexico still faces seaweed invasion

Caribbean swamped by seaweed that smells like rotten eggs

At least 220 million cubic meters of Sargasso arrived at Mexico’s Caribbean coast in 2018, according to researcher Brigitta Van Tussenbroek with the Caribbean Seagrass Lab of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Cuba maintains its goal of reaching 4.3 million tourists in 2019

Point of View: Silversea Unveils a Collection of Cuba Shore Excursion

Cuba maintains its goal of reaching 4.3 million tourists this year despite the tightening of the U.S. embargo, government officials said this Friday, coinciding with the celebration of World Tourism Day. Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero regretted that the end of cruise arrivals from the U.S. since June has “affected” the ...

Japan tourist board to focus on wellness, ski and cruise

Japan tourist board to focus on wellness, ski and cruise

The Japanese tourist board will focus on three key sectors as it looks to further grow visitor numbers from the UK. In a bid to further capitalize on the destination’s current momentum and the interest seen as a result of the Rugby World Cup, the Japanese National Tourism Organization (JNTO) ...

Condé Nast names St Lucia #8 island in Caribbean & Atlantic

Condé Nast names St Lucia #8 island in Caribbean & Atlantic

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Saint Lucia recognized as the #8 Island in the Caribbean & Atlantic, while seven resorts in the destination were named in the Top 50 Resorts in the Caribbean Islands list. Resorts earning a spot on the ...

Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has been rocked to its core in 2019

Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has been rocked to its core in 2019

Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has been rocked to its core in 2019 following the high-profile deaths of at least 10 U.S. citizens that prompted a downward spiral in the number of visitors to the Caribbean destination this summer amid safety concerns from consumers. Global hospitality brands, however, haven’t lost sight ...