Cruising News - Destinations Latin America / Caribbean.Jul 12, 2009
UNESCO UNESCO: see United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
in full United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declared Ciudad Sagrada de Caral as a Human Cultural Heritage during meeting number 33 of the World Heritage Meeting made in Sevilla, Spain. The meeting indicated that Ciudad Sagrada de Caral meets the integrity and authenticity principles in the monument conservation and that the management system implemented is suitable. Jul 8, 2009
a slower, non-racing version of pace gait in horses.
has many characteristics of the amble but there are four beats to the gait with each foot contacting the ground independently. Called also single-foot. Resorts
Amble Resorts, an innovative resort development firm for travelers who seek culturally authentic, ecologically sustainable, and luxurious vacation experiences, announces their plans to develop a progressive new vacation destination for travelers and resort real estate investors who strive to stay ahead of the curve: The Resort at Isla Palenque. Jul 8, 2009
In preparation for the World Cup in 2014 and in an effort to strengthening the Brazilian Tourism Regionalization regionalization Managed care The subdivision of a broadly available service–eg, a blood bank, into quasi-autonomous regional centers, capable of making decisions and providing more cost-effective and/or faster service to hospitals and health care facilities, Program, Brazil in getting 280 million Brazilian reais (USD USD
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the U.S. Dollar.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. 144 million) in funds. The Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae), will be working together with the Ministry of Tourism and sectoral organizations. Jul 7, 2009
Bucuti Beach Resort
ArubaOs Bucuti Beach ResortOs VIP program allows for guests to receive a personalized welcome from their travel agent along with a complimentary bottle of wine or fruit basket upon arrival. OBucuti recognizes the important role travel agents play in booking romantic retreats,O said Susan Biemans, director of sales and marketing. OThrough this program, we hope to build a stronger relationship with the agents themselves, as well as foster a personal relationship between agents and their clients.O BucutiOs management is committed to the success of this program, and each day a list of VIPs and their agentOs requests is automatically generated so staff members can personalize each coupleOs experience. Jul 9, 2009
Cambridge Beaches Resort
In Bermuda, travelers can boost their confidence in the kitchen while learning more about healthy eating with Cambridge Beaches Resort & SpaOs new Cooking Well Weekend escape. The culinary workshop is a new addition to the AAA Four-Diamond resortsO longstanding series of wellness retreats, designed for travelers seeking enriching and rejuvenating travel experiences. The hands-on program is designed for budding home chefs, newlyweds, mothers and daughters, and girlfriends to enjoy a Bermuda retreat, while gaining culinary expertise and knowledge about quick and nutritional solutions for everyday dining. Jul 8, 2009
Malta-based CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI) recently held a detailed International Conference on "Health & Safety" at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in San Anton, Malta for its health and safety officers from all properties worldwide. These included the hotel brands of Corinthia, Wyndham, Ramada ra·ma·da
n. Southwestern U.S.
a. An open or semienclosed shelter roofed with brush or branches, designed especially to provide shade.
b. An open porch or breezeway.
2. Plaza, and independent hotels. Jul 6, 2009
The operations in the terminal maritime Costa Maya, in Majahual were renewed since Wednesday and up to December 31st also 58 cruises arrive, this is already confirmed. Jul 8, 2009
A recent study done by the British organization the New Economics Foundation named Costa Rica as the OHappiest Place on Earth,O citing its long life expectancy Life Expectancy
1. The age until which a person is expected to live.
2. The remaining number of years an individual is expected to live, based on IRS issued life expectancy tables. , life satisfaction of its people, its low environmental impact, strong networks of friends and family and a healthy balance between work and play. The report highlights the attitude of its people and their view of whatOs important in life. When Costa Rica made the decision to eliminate its army in 1948, it seemed like an unlikely and nave choice, at best. Then, in 1978, Costa Rica took it a step further and declared 25 percent of its territory as protected land in an effort to preserve the rich biodiversity that today has made the country one of the most sought after ecological destinations in the world. While these decisions were criticized in their time, Costa Rica today has come full circle and proven that a life focused on the well-being of the people and the planet is the best recipe to living a long and happy life. Their zest for life shows because while many initially come here for the countryOs natural beauty and an endless choice of activities, ultimately, the longest lasting impression they leave with is the kindness and joy that the Costa Rican people offer. Jul 7, 2009
Cusco will be fashion center during the competition carrying out OCusco always fashionO last week of September. This event is for the first time carried out and it intends to insert Cusco in the circuit of international fashion showing the best of the national designersO young productions. Jul 8, 2009
Ecoventura, a small-ship operator in the Galapagos, tested a new concept in parent-teen travel. The company invited 10 teens and 10 parents to join a June graduation cruise aboard the Eric that departed Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the capital of the Galápagos Province, in Ecuador. It is located along the southwestern coast of San Cristóbal, the easternmost island in the archipelago. on the Island of San Cristobal San Cris·tó·bal
A city of extreme western Venezuela in a mountainous region near the Colombian border south-southwest of Maracaibo. Founded in 1561, it was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1875. Population: 298,000. on June 7, returning to port eight days later. OI wanted to put together an epic trip for my 18-year-old graduate that she and I would cherish the rest of our lives,O said Mike Thomsen, a guest from Iowa. OThis trip more than fulfilled those dreams.O Over the week the yacht crossed the Equator four times, visiting the islands of Genovesa, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Santa Cruz, Espanola and San Cristobal. Planned activities included snorkeling with penguins and sea lions, naturalist-guided wildlife hikes, nature photography, lava tube exploration, star gazing, and a night out on the town of Puerto Ayora Puerto Ayora is a town in central Galápagos, Ecuador. It is located on Santa Cruz Island, and it is the seat of Santa Cruz Canton. It is named after Isidro Ayora, an Ecuadorian president. The town is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Santa Cruz. , the largest settlement in Galapagos. Unplanned events included moonlight card games, diving off the upper deck to storm a nearby ship at anchor anchored.
See also: Anchor , and a graduation party with dancing and live musical entertainment courtesy of the captain, crew and guides. OBased on the success and glowing guest feedback we received from teens and adults alike, this is something weOre going to orchestrate and promote in 2010 and for years to come,O said Doris Welsh, EcoventuraOs director of sales and marketing. OWhat better way to celebrate the end of 12-plus years of schooling than to relax and unwind in such an exotic environment with family and newfound friends?O Jul 9, 2009
The House, a 34-suite boutique hotel Boutique hotel is a term originating in North America to describe intimate, usually luxurious or quirky hotel environments. Boutique hotels differentiate themselves from larger chain/branded hotels and motels by providing personalized level accommodation and services / facilities. on the west coast of Barbados, is the first hotel on the island to introduce an OambassadorO service. The service includes everything from a complimentary jet lag jet lag
Period of adjustment of biological rhythm after moving from one time zone to another, experienced as fatigue and lowered efficiency. It reflects a delay in the synchronization of changes in the level of blood cortisol, the major steroid produced by the adrenal cortex revival massage to the afternoon tea (both included at no charge). Ambassador Andrew Braithwaite helps with everything from seeking out a missing cell phone charger to booking the best table and finding the best surf spot. A recent VIP guest found a Snickers
Snickers is a sweet bar made by Mars, Incorporated. bar on her pillow after commenting it was her favorite candy. For more information, visit www.eleganthotels.com. Jul 8, 2009
GOGO GOGO Government-Owned, Government-Operated Worldwide Vacations
GOGO Worldwide Vacations inaugurated its Summer Blowout Sale with reduced prices and special extra inclusions in Mexico, the Bahamas, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (dəmĭn`ĭkən), republic (2005 est. pop. 8,950,000), 18,700 sq mi (48,442 sq km), West Indies, on the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. The capital and largest city is Santo Domingo. , St. John, Canada, Costa Rica, Thailand, Spain and Germany, or stay in the states and have fun in Las Vegas and Tucson. Vacations start at just USD 119 (based on three nights double occupancy at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas, land only) and include extras like free nights, bonus savings, complimentary breakfasts, and more. Personalized Summer Blowout flyers are available at www.gogowwv.com. Under Great GOGO Features, click on Printable GOGO flyers. Jul 10, 2009
David Johnson, deputy director general for the Ministry of Tourism, described the recent launch of the Club Grand Bahama initiative as a shining example that efforts are being made to revamp Grand Bahama as a tourist destination. Jul 6, 2009
The Gary Player Group is expanding its global brand with the announcement of a new real estate venture in concert with Harlequin Hotels & Resorts at The Marquis Estate on the northeast coast of St. Lucia. The five-star beach resort project was officially unveiled at a special launch event hosted by Harlequin Hotels & Resorts at The Grove, a country estate retreat near London. Plans include the first boutique Gary Player Golf Hotel and 20 Gary Player branded luxurious, secluded residential villas that will be interspersed on hillsides throughout the golf course. The co-branded endeavor will be developed and designed by Player Real Estate with Harlequin Hotels & Resorts, and the architecture and interior design will showcase the distinctive Player Infused with Africa inspired style, while keeping with the indigenous flavor of the island. Jul 9, 2009
Holland America Line Holland America was founded in 1873 as the Dutch-America Steamship Company, a shipping and Passenger line. Because it was headquartered in Rotterdam and provided service to the Americas, it became known as Holland America Line (HAL).
As part of the continuing Signature of Excellence enhancement program, Holland America Line will add 22 staterooms to Prinsendam in early 2010. The dry-dock will occur in Freeport, Bahamas, Jan. 4 to 13. OPrinsendam continues to be a ship with one of our most loyal followings,O said Richard D. Meadows, executive vice president-marketing, sales and guest programs. OThe new staterooms will mostly be verandah cabins. This will also allow us to create some other very special additions.O With the addition of staterooms aft, the pool deck will expand with more space and more deck chairs, and a new sea-view bar will be created. Sixteen of the new staterooms will be deluxe verandahs and two will be slightly smaller verandahs. Four will be standard inside staterooms. Appointments will feature elegant bathrooms and recently redesigned closet space. Amenities feature Mariner Dream Beds, 250-count linens, Elemis spa bathroom amenities, large vanity mirror, stainless-steel fruit basket, flat-panel television and DVD player, quality shower head, and more. Guest capacity of the Elegant Explorer will increase from 793 to 837. Jul 10, 2009
The Patagonian Train is selling tickets for next winter vacation. This year will have only one frequency on Fridays returning on Sundays. Jul 8, 2009
Peru has innumerable natural and archeological places with potential to turn into world heritage emphasizing Caon del Colca in Arequipa, some churches from Ayacucho and the city of Cajamarca because of its cultural landscape that this represents. Also, Seor de Sipan and Huaca Rajada where the monarch from moche was placed and the Complejo Arqueolgico El Brujo and Huaca del Sol The Huaca del Sol is an adobe brick temple built by the Moche civilization on the coast of what is now Peru. The temple is one of several ruins found near the peak of Cerro Blanco, in the coastal desert near Trujillo, Peru. y la Luna in Trujillo, among others. Jul 8, 2009
PeruRail will cancel its operations on July 8th via Machupicchu and Puno as a precaution measure before the possibility of manifestations that could affect the travel experience of its passengers. PeruRail will give facilities to passengers that ask for them so they can plan again past or future days of July 8th, for passengers who can not travel in a different date, the price return of the bought tickets will be carried out. Jul 8, 2009
Peter Island Resort
Peter Island Resort & Spa, the largest private island resort in the British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands
A British colony in the eastern Caribbean east of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Road Town, on Tortola Island, is the capital. Population: 21,700.
Noun 1. has refurbished guest rooms and enhanced its spa experiences. To celebrate its new look, Peter Island is offering a special travel agent commission through the remaining summer months. Peter Island Resort and Spa is offering 20 percent commission on new bookings for the summer months of July, August, September and October. The booking window is now through Oct. 31 and is good in all room categories (including villas). www.peterisland.net. Jul 9, 2009
The newly remodeled Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort in Antigua draws near. In June 2008, on the heels of being named the WorldOs Best Caribbean Resort by readers of Travel + Leisure, the private island resort off the northeast coast of Antigua closed for a USD 28 million transformation. Just over a year later, work is nearly complete, with Jumby Bay scheduled to re-open Nov. 1. Improvements include a new spa and resort dining experience, the complete redesign of guest rooms and 28 new suites, as well as the addition of new luxury Estate Homes. Closed throughout the renovation and redesign, Jumby Bay has now begun accepting bookings for the 2009-10 season. Inclusive opening rates will start at USD 1,150 per night. Jul 9, 2009
Sao Paulo has been chosen to be venue of the Rotary Club World Convention in 2015. Last time that the city had this event was in 1981, registering a total of 17 thousand people of 94 countries. Icca estimates that in 2015, 40 thousand people will attend. Jul 8, 2009
Brahma Bar and Sao Paulo Circuit inaugurated the first unit Central of Express Tourism in Sao Paulo Capital; this will bring total information service in Portuguese, English and Spanish. The first unit is placed on the corner of Av. Ipiranga with AV. Sao Joao in Brahma Bar. The city will open new kiosks with live attention also auto- assisted or online in bars and commercial centers. The first kiosk in a commercial center will be inaugurated at the beginning of August in Frei Caneca Shopping and then in the O Torcedor Bars placed in Plaza Charles Muller and in the Bar Brahma Aeroclub in Campo de Marte in the north of Sao Paulo. Jul 8, 2009
Secrets Capri Riviera
Guests staying at the award-winning Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun will receive unlimited spa treatments now through Dec. 23, 2009, to commemorate the opening of the resortOs new USD 2 million Secrets Spa by Pevonia. The 13,835-square-foot spa is a sanctuary that boasts a hydrotherapy hydrotherapy, use of water in the treatment of illness or injury. Although the medicinal and hygienic value of water was recognized by the early Greeks, hydrotherapy attained its widest use in the 18th and 19th cent. circuit consisting of six invigorating chambers designed to stimulate the entire body. There are also 10 treatment rooms, a full-service beauty salon, boutique and a bridal cabin. The Unlimited Spa Package includes up to four treatments per day, per person, and each treatment is 25 minutes in length. Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun is an award-winning, adults-only Unlimited-Luxury resort located on MexicoOs Riviera Maya and five minutes from Playa del Carmen. The Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide property is elegantly designed to reflect the charm of a Mexican hacienda with a touch of Mediterranean flare. The resort has recently been named best luxury in the world, best for romance on the world, one of the top ten resorts in the world, and more, by renowned travel experts and loyal guests alike. Reservations for body massages and hydrotherapy must be made through the concierge in advance. The offer does not include facials, manicures or pedicures, and is only available to guests booking the deluxe room category. www.secretsresorts.com. Jul 7, 2009
Secrets Resorts & Spas, the luxury resort brand offering OUnlimited-LuxuryO vacations for adults only, will officially open its first Jamaican properties early next year. In March 2010, Secrets St. James Montego Bay and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, two new all-suites resorts, will be situated side by side on a beachfront beach·front
A strip of land facing or running along a beach.
Situated along or having direct access to a beach: beachfront hotels; beachfront property.
Noun 1. location. ODespite a downturn in tourist arrivals in other Caribbean countries, Jamaica ended 2008 with a 4 percent growth in tourism over the previous year,O said Alex Zozaya, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of AMResorts. www.secretsresorts.com. Jul 7, 2009
The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board selected Partner Concepts LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control as its agency of record in North America. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Partner Concepts will oversee all strategic and public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most in the United States and Canada on behalf of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board. Partner ConceptsO first initiative is to rapidly develop and execute a summer travel promotion to drive BVI arrivals for the summer season. Additional and intensive promotional activity will continue through 2010. Partner Concepts LLC is a full-service travel-marketing firm headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., with additional office locations around the world. Partner Concepts develops custom integrated marketing programs for destinations and companies around the world. For more information, visit www.partnerconcepts.com or www.bvitourism.com. Jul 6, 2009
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