Finnair
South America

Finnair boosts Latin America connections with LATAM codeshare deal

Finnair customers looking to fly to Latin America are getting a boost thanks to a new codeshare agreement announced with LATAM Airlines Group. The partnership will offer new destinations for Finnair customers, as LATAM’s flights will be the first to be flown to South America with a Finnair code. The deal will see Finnair’s ‘AY’ airline code added to LATAM’s […]

Jamaica
South America

Jamaica introduces online immigration declaration option

Jamaica now offers an online version of the Immigration & Customs Declaration form for arriving travellers at the island’s international airports. The online form will enable passengers to be processed more seamlessly through the arrival process on the island. This will also lead to a reduction in waiting and processing times in both immigration and customs. The form provides travellers with the […]

Hilton
South America

Umbral, Curio Collection by Hilton opens in Mexico City

Hilton has announced the opening of Umbral, Curio Collection by Hilton, representing the brand’s debut in Mexico City. The modern 59-room boutique hotel is the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton, reinforcing the growth of its portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts in premier destinations across the Caribbean and Latin America. “As we continue to strategically expand our presence […]

Bartlett
South America

Jamaica had Record Arrivals for July

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says arrival figures for July shows that an estimated 250,584 visitors arrived on the island — the highest number the country has ever seen for the summer months. Jamaica has also welcomed nearly two million visitors since the beginning of the year to July 31 and has earned over $2 billion. “Stopover arrivals have increased phenomenally […]

Jamaica
South America

Jamaica minister of tourism promotes destination

As part of an ongoing goal of generating greater global awareness and increasing visitor arrivals, Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, and Donovan White, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, were in Paris earlier this week to meet with France’s major tour operators. On the agenda was a meeting with Promovacances, France’s second largest tour operator which […]

Russia
South America

Russia now has visa-free travel agreement with all 12 South American countries

Russians need no entry visas to visit all the 12 South American countries now that a bilateral visa-free travel agreement with Suriname came into force, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman said on Thursday. “An agreement between the governments of Russia and Suriname on visa-free travel for the two countries’ citizens came into effect on May 13,” she said. “It is an […]

Jamaica
South America

Jamaica breaks visitor records in early 2019 as momentum continues

Jamaica’s tourism sector is experiencing a strong start to the year with record breaking arrival figures and earnings. In just nine weeks since the beginning of 2019, Jamaica has become the first Caribbean destination to welcome one million visitors during the period, generating foreign exchange earnings of approximately US$800 million. “Jamaica continues to make an aggressive push in transforming the […]

Rio
South America

Norwegian takes off for Brazil with new Rio de Janeiro route

Norwegian has commenced its first route to Brazil with a brand-new non-stop service from London Gatwick to Rio de Janeiro. The new flights offer consumers in the UK an affordable way to travel to Brazil. Passengers will fly in comfort on brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft offering up to 344 leather seats in modern economy and premium cabins. Norwegian’s […]

mexico
South America

Mexico New Government Priorities for tourism

The question has bounced through the travel industry for months now: What is Mexico doing? News that the new administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador planned to disband the Mexico Tourism Board, shift promotional duties to embassies, and redirect money to build a train that visits some popular tourist areas has been out since late last year. “Everybody’s got their eye on it,” […]