LATIN BRAZILClients heading to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 summer Olympic Games may want to see more than Rio. And all the international interest that Olympics attract is sure to inspire more travelers to visit Brazil.

There’s a lot more in this huge and beautiful country than the Olympic venues and Rio. Cities along Brazil’s long South Atlantic coast that stretches hundreds of miles north of Rio are not only historic, but make exciting getaways. Inland cities provide enticing insights into the energy and diversity of the people of Brazil. Brasilia, the country’s capital and fourth largest city, was built from scratch in the 1960s on plans developed by famed architects Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.

Published in March - April

With its vibrant arts and culture scene, lively nightlife, irresistible music, colorful festivals and rich historic heritage, Colombia would be an easy sell even without its magnificent Caribbean beaches. And PROCOLOMBIA is poised to help travel agents advise their clients and plan trips there, using a newly revamped version of their portal. With practical information on 285 cities in all regions of Colombia, the site connects you to 1,294 tourism providers, including hotels, tour operators and restaurants.

Published in January - February

If you are looking for a country in Latin America that is not only unique, but still relatively untouched with regard to mass tourism, Nicaragua is an excellent choice. While there is an entire Caribbean side to discover, the Pacific side of the country offers old world charm, outdoor adventure and a look at some of the country's important handicrafts.

Published in January - February

Latin-GuatamalaIt is a country that boasts a pure richness of tradition, folklore, culture and art. Indeed, Guatemala is a rare find in Central America and for the discerning traveler, it is an experience not to be forgotten. Flying into Guatemala City, you should consider beginning your trip by spending a day getting acclimated to the country and the people. This is best done by opting to take a local city tour. It’s easy to hire a driver from any of the higher-end hotels, and you will definitely want to request a trip to the local market to see the plethora of handicrafts and souvenirs for sale there. Take time to look at the square too, and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Palace of Culture, built in
the 1930s.

Published in November - December

Destination Britain Americas’ annual event was held outside of the U.S. for the first time this year, and the host hotel was the five star, Paradisus La Perla in Playa Del Carmen. Just a 45-minute drive from Cancun airport and a 5-minute taxi ride to lively Playa Del Carmen, Paradisus La Perla was the perfect choice to host this event.

Published in November - December

Celebrated artists, filmmakers and A-list personalities from around the world will converge on Los Cabos for the 4th annual edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival this November 11-15, 2015 as the specter of Hurricane Odile fades into the latest reports of recovery, rejuvenation and a renaissance for the Baja California Sur Corridor.

Published in September - October

It’s a long sliver of a country located in the southwestern part of South America. With a diverse landscape, the country of Chile’s agricultural valleys at the foot of the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean help drive a strong wine and food industry that is definitely worth a visit
to discover.

Published in September - October

latin-colombiaApproximately nine months ago JetBlue, the leading airline connection between Latin America and the United States for the past 14 years, launched a new route between Fort Lauderdale and Cartagena, the picturesque colonial city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.  Giselle Cortés, director of Blue Cities for JetBlue stated, “JetBlue is pleased to offer our U.S. customers even more travel options by adding the Fort Lauderdale-Cartagena route. Cartagena is less than three hours away from Florida, making it a convenient option for vacationers or travelers who do business in Latin America.” Cortés continued to state, “JetBlue will continue to promote Colombia as a viable destination from the U.S. and strives to offer the best U.S. air service to the country.” This new route, offered daily, will serve as an addition to the pre-existing flight connection between Rafael Nunez Airport in Colombia and John F. Kennedy airport in New York (this flight became active in 2012).

Published in July - August

As the whole country of Brazil gears up for next year’s summer games, Olympic game tickets went on sale at the end of March with an estimated 7.5 million tickets being offered to visitors who want to take part in Olympic history. Already, ticket sales are off to a good start, with Brazilian fans having applied for 1.2 million tickets for the Games. So far, the top 10 most sought-after events are artistic gymnastics, swimming, athletics, tennis, beach volleyball, judo and handball.

Published in May - June

There is no getting past the fact that visitors to the island of Roatan will overlook some negative news reports in exchange for a trip to what is known as a diver and snorkelers dream. Roatan, the largest and most developed of the Bay Islands, has an abundance of natural beauty. There is just enough “new” here to make it a safe destination hotspot, and has not yet been overrun with too many tourists.

Published in May - June
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