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Easter Island to reopen to tourism on 1 August

Easter Island to reopen to tourism on 1 August

LATAM NEWS   Easter Island to reopen to tourism on 1 August   "It has been agreed that the opening of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) will take place on Monday 1 August 2022″, says a statement from the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism about the island,...

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Why choose Latin America as a destination in 2022?

Why choose Latin America as a destination in 2022?

LATAM NEWS Why choose Latin America as a destination in 2022? After two years without visibility for tourism, travellers are still dreaming of far away destinations. Latin America is the ideal region to discover in 2022!   A safe destination for the COVID-19...

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Merger between Avianca and Viva Air

Merger between Avianca and Viva Air

LATAM NEWS Merger between Avianca and Viva Air The shareholders of the two airlines Avianca and Viva Air have signed a merger agreement to create a new holding company. This transaction will strengthen a sector that has been through the most complex crisis in its...

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Peru’s pavilion awarded at Expo 2020 in Dubai

Peru’s pavilion awarded at Expo 2020 in Dubai

LATAM NEWS Peru's pavilion awarded at Expo 2020 in Dubai The Peru Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai has won the World Expo Awards in the People's Choice Awards category among 192 others. More than 1.4 million visits have been recorded to the pavilion since its...

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Santiago de Chile airport’s new terminal opens

Santiago de Chile airport’s new terminal opens

LATAM NEWS Santiago de Chile airport's new terminal opens Since Monday 28 February, international flights have been transferred to the new terminal at Santiago de Chile airport. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera inaugurated a new international terminal at Santiago's...

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Making Tourism stronger and ready for the future

Making Tourism stronger and ready for the future

LATAM NEWS Making Tourism stronger and ready for the future This has been another challenging year for our societies, our economies and tourism. Many millions of jobs and businesses remain in peril, at the mercy of an evolving crisis and of the actions of governments....

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Ansenuza, the new Argentinean national park to discover

Ansenuza, the new Argentinean national park to discover

LATAM NEWS Ansenuza, the new Argentinean national park to discover The famous actor Leonardo Di Caprio is now promoting this fabulous protected area located in the province of Córdoba. Its 433,000 hectares offer excellent alternatives to the traveller and...

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World Travel Awards announces 2021 global winners

World Travel Awards announces 2021 global winners

LATAM NEWS World Travel Awards announces 2021 global winners The World Travel Awards - the leading authority on recognising and rewarding excellence in travel and tourism - has announced the 2021 winners in its global categories. With three awards in this 28th...

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Panama launches its new tourism brand “Vive por Más”

Panama launches its new tourism brand “Vive por Más”

LATAM NEWS Panama launches its new tourism brand “Vive por Más” Panama has launched the tourism brand platform "Vive por Más" (live for more) with the intention to reactivate the tourism sector that has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to attract...

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The best vineyard in the world is Argentine for the third time

The best vineyard in the world is Argentine for the third time

LATAM NEWS The best vineyard in the world is Argentine for the third time The Zuccardi Valle de Uco vineyard, located in the province of Mendoza, has been awarded the title of the best vineyard in the world for the third time in 2021 by the World's Best Vineyard. For...

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Panama has a new convention centre

Panama has a new convention centre

LATAM NEWS Panama has a new convention centre Credit: Panama Convention Center Thanks to an investment of more than $200 million, Panama now has a modern convention centre, the Panama Convention Center (PCC), located in Amador on the banks of the Panama Canal. The new...

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Return of the cruises in Colombia

Return of the cruises in Colombia

LATAM NEWS Return of the cruises in Colombia The Star Breeze docked at the Cartagena de Indias cruise terminal on Tuesday 24 August, the first to call at a Colombian and South American port in almost 17 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The small luxury cruise ship...

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Brazil relies on its natural wealth for tourism recovery

Brazil relies on its natural wealth for tourism recovery

LATAM NEWS Brazil relies on its natural wealth for tourism recoveryme Nature based tourism is one of the drivers of the recovery in the tourism sector and this trend is expected to continue in the post-pandemic future. Brazil, which is the world's second largest...

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Guayaquil Cocoa Museum opens its doors

Guayaquil Cocoa Museum opens its doors

LATAM NEWS Guayaquil Cocoa Museum opens its doors The aroma of cocoa is invading Guayaquil, as the city inaugurated the Museo del Cacao (Cocoa Museum) on the 28th of July. It is a new tourist attraction that seeks to make known and preserve the history, culture and...

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Passenger traffic increased by 25% in Panama from May to June

Passenger traffic increased by 25% in Panama from May to June

LATAM NEWS Passenger traffic increased by 25% in Panama from May to June The number of passengers transiting through TocumenInternationalAirport, Panama's main hub for air connections between the Americas, between May and June 2021 increased by 24.9% for a total of...

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Visit Argentina presents its new visual identity

Visit Argentina presents its new visual identity

LATAM NEWS Visit Argentina presents its new visual identity Based on the concept of "Infinity", to encompass the multiple possibilities for world travellers to discover Argentina, the new visual identity of Visit Argentina, which was already exhibited at FITUR 2021,...

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New measures for entry to Panama

New measures for entry to Panama

LATAM NEWS New measures for entry to Panama The Ministry of Health of Panama has decreed that as of Monday 19 April 2021, all travellers who have been in or transited through South America in the last 15 days and are entering the country, must bring a PCR or antigen...

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ANATO 2021 rescheduled to the 16th -18th of JUNE

ANATO 2021 rescheduled to the 16th -18th of JUNE

LATAM NEWS   ANATO 2021 rescheduled to the 16th -18th of JUNE With the third peak announced for the end of April in Colombia, ANATO is changing the dates of the country's most important tourism event. This event remains an important bet to continue to promote the...

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Buenos Aires approves protocol for congresses and conventions

Buenos Aires approves protocol for congresses and conventions

LATAM NEWS Buenos Aires approves protocol for congresses and conventions The government of Buenos Aires approved on the 2nd of March the protocol for the prevention and management of cases of COVID-19 for the gradual return of associative and corporate conventions and...

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Guatemala seeks to promote ornithological tourism

Guatemala seeks to promote ornithological tourism

LATAM NEWS   Guatemala seeks to promote ornithological tourism   Within the framework of the Bicentenary of Independence, INGUAT, in collaboration with the National Association of Ornithological Tourism, promotes the conservation of the National Bird. In...

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The city of Esmeraldas is the new magic city of Ecuador

The city of Esmeraldas is the new magic city of Ecuador

LATAM NEWS   The city of Esmeraldas is the new magic city of Ecuador   During a ceremony held at the Ministry of Tourism on March 10th of this year, the city of Esmeraldas was declared a new "Magic City of Ecuador". The Minister of Tourism, Rosi Prado de...

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Colombia leader in Latin America on health protocols

Colombia leader in Latin America on health protocols

LATAM NEWS Colombia leader in Latin America on health protocols Strict biosafety standards, companies certified to offer safe experiences and a wide range of laboratories for Covid-19 testing are the backbone of the country to ensure peace of mind for international...

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Chubut in the top 10 most hospitable provinces in the world

Chubut in the top 10 most hospitable provinces in the world

LATAM NEWS Chubut in the top 10 most hospitable provinces in the world Chubut was voted one of the 10 most hospitable provinces in the world in the Traveller Review Awards 2021 by the international website Booking.com, based on millions of customer comments on the...

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Chile launches the “Holiday Permit”

Chile launches the “Holiday Permit”

LATAM NEWS Chile launches the "Holiday Permit" Chile introduced the Step by Step Plan (Paso a Paso) which allowed the gradual reopening by zone of the national territory according to the number and rate of cases of persons with Covid-19. Each municipality in Chile has...

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Colombia’s tourism grows by 20% at the end of the year

Colombia’s tourism grows by 20% at the end of the year

LATAM NEWS   Colombia’s tourism grows by 20% at the end of the year   Although the tourism sector has been one of the most affected by the pandemic, the president of the National Fund of Tourism in Colombia (FONTUR), Raquel Garavito, said that tourism in...

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Peru reopens its borders with Europe on the 15th of December

Peru reopens its borders with Europe on the 15th of December

LATAM NEWS Peru reopens its borders with Europe on the 15th of December From the 15th of December, Peru will take another step forward in its process of reopening to tourism, as flights over eight hours will once again be authorized on arrival and departure from the...

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Colombia prepares to receive new international events

Colombia prepares to receive new international events

LATAM NEWS Colombia prepares to receive new international events The Meetings and Incentives sector in Colombia is starting to show progress as part of the strategy to reactivate the sector. The country continues to work for the meetings tourism industry by keeping...

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World Travel Awards 2020

World Travel Awards 2020

LATAM NEWS World Travel Awards 2020 The World Travel Awards, also known as the "Oscars of Tourism" awarded every year since 1993, have announced this year's 2020 winners for each continent. The results of the global final awards will be known at the end of November....

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Costa Rica to open its air border to all countries in November

Costa Rica to open its air border to all countries in November

LATAM NEWS Costa Rica to open its air border to all countries in November From 1st of November and as part of the economic reactivation plan, Costa Rica will open its air border to all countries provided that visitors meet pre-pandemic immigration requirements and the...

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Argentina obtains WTTC’s “Safe travels” label

Argentina obtains WTTC’s “Safe travels” label

LATAM NEWS Argentina obtains WTTC's "Safe travels" label On the 14th of October, the country joined the list of international destinations that have obtained the Safe Travels Stamp, given by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), by complying with global hygiene...

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Discovery of a new geoglyph in Nazca

Discovery of a new geoglyph in Nazca

LATAM NEWS Discovery of a new geoglyph in Nazca Peru's Ministry of Culture has announced the discovery of a new geoglyph. It’s a figure in the shape of a cat that had been drawn on one of the slopes of the Natural Mirador at the archaeological site of Nazca....

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Peru receives the SAFE TRAVELS label

Peru receives the SAFE TRAVELS label

LATAM NEWS Peru receives the SAFE TRAVELS label The biosecurity protocols issued by the Peruvian government during the COVID19 pandemic, and which involve the tourism sector, have been evaluated and approved by the World Travel and Tourism Council (W.T.T.C.). On...

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Guatemala obtains the SAFE TRAVELS certification

Guatemala obtains the SAFE TRAVELS certification

LATAM NEWS Guatemala obtains the SAFE TRAVELS certification Since 13th of October, Guatemala has joined the list of countries that have been awarded with the "Safe Travels"  stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (W.T.T.C.), which guarantees compliance with the...

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Guanajuato launches “Live Great Stories” campaign

Guanajuato launches “Live Great Stories” campaign

LATAM NEWS Guanajuato launches "Live Great Stories" campaign The state of Guanajuato, located in central Mexico in the region known as El Bajío, which is home to the colonial gems of San Miguel de Allende and the city of Guanajuato among others, began its tourism...

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Panama reopens its borders on the 12th of October

Panama reopens its borders on the 12th of October

LATAM NEWS Panama reopens its borders on the 12th of October The Government of Panama officially announced the reopening of its international flights as of October 12, 2020.  Health requirements have been established to accompany this resumption and will be applied...

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