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Issue Date: May 20, 2019

Former Yugotours staff reunite in Croatia

Reason for celebration

Former Yugotours staff reunite in Croatia WOLF PAUNIC President, Trafalgar Tours PICTURED above: Former Yugotours employees from over 10 countries gather for a picture during grand reunion in Croatia in early May. In early May, over 100 former Yugotours staff gathered in the famous resort of Porec, on the Istrian coast of present-day Croatia, for a massive reunion more than two decades after the company closed. From May 3 to... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 20, 2019

Xavage teaches families the ropes

X marks the park

Xavage teaches families the ropes IAN STALKER PICTURED above: The Xcaret park among other things serves as a showcase for Mexican culture. Photo:Xcaret Park. Mexico’s Grupo Xcaret is inviting people to engage in some X-rated family activities. Xcaret has nine parks and tours on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, each eager to host families and all beginning with the letter X. Indeed, even its tours that showcase cenotes... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 20, 2019

Havana milestone has Cubans upbeat about tourism prospects

Havana milestone has Cubans upbeat about tourism prospects IAN STALKER PICTURED above: Havana played host to this year's FITCuba tourism show, a fitting venue as the city is this year marking its 500th anniversary. Among those on hand for the event were Cubatur guide Betsy Olivares Betancourt seen here with Lazaro Torres Betancourt, Cubatur's director general. Also in attendance were: [caption id="attachment_123193" align="alignleft"... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 20, 2019

It’s all about giving customers what they want

It’s all about giving customers what they want MIKE DUNBAR Is disintermediation heading for the mainline aviation industry, cutting the retail travel trade out of the relationship between the world’s major carriers and their customers? That was the question that lurked in the background of a recent press presentation on “changing the passenger experience via digital change” delivered by Eric Leopold, IATA’s director of financial... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 13, 2019

AMResorts making Dreams come true in Acapulco

AMResorts making Dreams come true in Acapulco IAN STALKER (Photo above: Acapulco Bay at night.) AMResorts has truly lofty plans for Acapulco, which it hopes will help reattract foreign visitors to Mexico’s first major resort destination. The company has acquired the Grand Hotel, a high-rise property found on downtown Acapulco’s main street and which overlooks Acapulco Bay. The hotel was previously a Hyatt. The property... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 13, 2019

Tobago promotes its ‘untouched’ side

Tobago promotes its ‘untouched’ side IAN STALKER The CEO of the Tobago Tourism Agency says his destination amounts to something of anti-mainstream Caribbean retreat that is markedly different than much of the rest of the Caribbean. Louis Lewis told a recent Toronto gathering that his island hasn’t seen the massive tourism infrastructure development that some other parts of the Caribbean have. “We’re not as developed... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 13, 2019

Meliá proud of its upscale presence in Punta Cana

Meliá proud of its upscale presence in Punta Cana IAN STALKER (Photo above: The Grand Reserve) Meliá Hotels Inter-national says there’s plenty that’s Grand about one of its Punta Cana properties. The Grand Reserve among other things has 108 guest units with swim-up pools for those eager to experience a luxury vacation in the Dominican destination. And says Alan Duggan, Melia’s regional business development VP for the Americas,... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 13, 2019

Uniworld taking luxury to new heights in French Bordeaux

S.S. Bon Voyage

Uniworld taking luxury to new heights in French Bordeaux GREG COATES Designed to immerse guests in French culture, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection recently welcomed the “new” S.S. Bon Voyage to its fleet, now sailing the scenic rivers of Bordeaux. The former River Royale received a complete US$14 million top-to-bottom transformation that added new dining venues, a heated infinity pool – a first for the river cruise industry – and... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 13, 2019

Fly Away and discover there’s more to The Bahamas

Fly Away and discover there’s more to The Bahamas ANN RUPPENSTEIN Although Lenny Kravitz usually flies under the radar in Eleuthera, the director general of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation said the Bahamian-American musician agreed to take part in its latest marketing campaign, aptly named Fly Away, because the Grammy-Award winning hit song was both written in and inspired by the destination. “He said, that song, I pulled... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 06, 2019

Acapulco upbeat about AMResorts’ pending arrival

Acapulco upbeat about AMResorts’ pending arrival IAN STALKER (Photo above: Acapulco is famed for its bay and beaches.) Acapulco’s on the verge of seeing a very weighty name in all-inclusive lodging arrive in the Pacific Coast destination, with tourism officials expecting it will provide a big boost to a city that has seen its share of foreign tourists vacationing in Mexico fall in recent years. US-based AMResorts, which has upscale... more ›

 

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