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DAILY BULLETIN
April 24, 2017

After two turbulent years,
Baha Mar looks to fulfill potential
Prime Minister Perry Christie said that Baha Mar will propel the Bahamas to the forefront of Caribbean tourism, in remarks Friday during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the highly anticipated mega-resort.
Berho leaving
Mexico Tourism Board
Lourdes Berho has stepped down as CEO after less than a year in the position to return to the private sector.
United CEO won’t become chairman as planned
The company said that Oscar Munoz had initiated the removal of a contract provision that he would eventually become chairman.
‘Jersey Boys’ to be featured
show on Norwegian Bliss
The show won a Tony award for best musical in 2006, and Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Andy Stuart said it will be the only Broadway musical on a cruise ship to have done so.
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Cartagena blends old
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A modern InterContinental is close to the walled Old City in an area that has battled perception problems to see major growth in tourism during the last decade, thanks to its beauty, history and welcoming people.
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At travel security summit, destinations told to be prepared
Speakers urged airports, sporting venues, destinations and any other tourism entities to ask local authorities to help get ready for crises.
Avalon sailing a third river
ship in Southeast Asia
The Saigon will sail the Mekong along with the Avalon Siem Reap. The Avalon Myanmar sails the Irrawaddy.
WestJet starting
ultra-low-cost airline
The airline, which thus far has not been given a name, will have an initial fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800s.
While rivals subtract, JetBlue
aims to add Cuba flights
JetBlue would like to take over seven of the 21 daily U.S.-Havana flights that Spirit and Frontier will give up in the late spring.
Marriott unveils incentive program for Caribbean and Mexico resorts
Agents who book six qualifying reservations within a six-month period will be named “Paradise Elite" agents and have access to perks.
Cruise.com launches
agent certification
program for new entrants
The program was designed in partnership with CLIA and TravTech.
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