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8/23/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago

An increase in violence in two popular tourist destinations has the U.S. State Department warning citizens about travel to Cancun and Los Cabos.

8/22/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago

The Happiest Place on Earth welcomes autumn with festive activities and eats. 

8/22/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago

A 4.0-magnitude quake struck the Italian resort island off the coast of Naples at the height of its tourist season.

8/22/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago


After more than two decades with Collette, Ron Lonsdale was promoted to vice president of the tour operator’s Canada office.

In the newly created role, Lonsdale will influence current sales strategy as Collette grows and expands in Canada, as well as work closely with partners.

Lonsdale started with Collette in 1994 as business development manager in Ontario and Manitoba, later becoming Canadian regional sales manager. In 2014, he was promoted to director of strategic partnerships, where he was responsible for managing and growing the company's strategic partners throughout Canada.

8/21/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago


Asia-based Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will open its first property in the Caribbean on Nov. 1.

The luxury hotelier will rebrand the Pink Sands on Canouan Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as the Mandarin Oriental, Canouan. The hotel includes 26 suites and 12 three- and four-bedroom villas, each offering full ocean views, as well as an outdoor infinity pool, restaurants and bars, a spa and a health club.

The company will also open new Residences at Mandarin Oriental near the hotel, scheduled to open in 2020.

8/18/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago


Oetker Collection will add Jumby Bay Island, a private island resort off the coast of Antigua, to its portfolio.

The 300-acre property, which was previously operated by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, will now operate its 40 rooms and 50 villas under Oetker’s banner starting on Oct. 9.

The resort includes three white sand beaches, three restaurants, a spa and fitness facilities, watersports, two pools and five tennis courts.

European Oetker Collection operates 10 five-star hotels.

8/17/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago

Hard Rock International will open its next hotel in Davos, Switzerland, the highest city in Europe.

8/17/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa has rolled out a series of upgraded amenities.

Children ages 4 to 17 can now participate in the Funky Fish Ocean Camp, an award-winning ocean adventure program. The new offers a range of activities, including snorkeling, skim boarding, nature hikes and crafts every day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., led by CPR-trained instructors.

Starting Sept. 1, the resort will begin offering Fresh Bites, in-room dining without carts or trays for guests on the go, 24 hours a day. It also added a fleet of bicycles for guests to rent and equipped all guestrooms with Marriott’s New Guestroom Entertainment Platform, providing HD channels, an interactive channel guide and access to the guest’s personal Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Pandora streams.

A $20 daily resort fee has also been implemented.

8/17/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago

Police confirm fatalities from “massive crash” in the Las Ramblas district.

8/16/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago

Regulators raided nearly three dozen restaurants, resorts and nightclubs.