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La Quinta announces Latin American expansion

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico - At its 2013 La Quinta Conference, La Quinta announced it is accelerating its international growth, through a series of agreements with an affiliate of Grupo Santos, a Honduran o

Herd of doomsday tourists damages ancient Mayan temple

Tourists flocking to Guatemala for "end of the world" parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archeological site and urban center of the Mayan civilization.

Strong 7.4 earthquake rocks Guatemala

(eTN) - According to the US Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center, a 7.4 quake struck off the Pacific Coast of Guatemala on November 7, 2012 at 1635 UTC.

Mayan calendar makes Guatemala a hot spot for travel

Kim´Arrin Travel, a Guatemalan “small tourism business” founded 40 years ago this coming June, invites you to visit their country and learn firsthand how their ancestors viewed the cosmos and why

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo elected to Security Council

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo will serve as non-permanent members of the 15-member Security Council in 2012-13 after winning their seats during elections held earlier today at United Nations H

Projects in Guatemala and Nepal win UN environment prize

A forest conservation initiative in Guatemala and a sustainable development project in Nepal are the recipients of this year’s Sasakawa Prize, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announc

Destination news: Guatemala tropical depression udpate

Over this past weekend, a tropical depression passed over Guatemala dumping a large amount of rainfall.

At least 38 dead in Guatemala mudslides

NAHUALA, Guatemala – Torrential rains from a tropical depression caused landslides that have killed at least 38 people in Guatemala — some of them rescuers trying to save people already buried und

Guatemala wants more cruise ships

Authorities and companies in Guatemala have formed The Guatemalan Tourism Institute whose goal it is to promote the cruise industry in this Central American country.

Guatemala “lava tourists” warned of danger

LOS POCITOS, Guatemala — Thousands of tourists are flocking to Guatemala's Pacaya volcano to see the glowing rivers of lava cascading down its slopes, worrying officials who say they're risking thei

Volcanic eruptions in Guatemala, Ecuador force thousands to flee, disrupt air...

GUATEMALA CITY – Explosive eruptions shook two huge volcanos in Central and South America on Friday, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and disrupting air traffic as ash drifted over ma

German tourist killed in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY – A 73-year-old German tourist died at a private hospital in this capital after suffering gunshot wounds during an armed robbery, officials said.

Mayan ruins a tourism hot spot

As I veer right on the dirt path through the jungle, a howler monkey lets out a spine-chilling roar above me and I spot my first Maya temple.

Tourism this week in Latin America

BRAZIL Florianopolis, third best gay destination

Explore Guatemala’s ancient Maya metropolis before the crowds come

Buried beneath deep jungle growth in Guatemala's northern reaches, the ancient Maya metropolis of El Mirador is worth the walking. And walking, and walking some more.

Tourism this week in Latin American

CHILE Sernatur promotes the first “ufology tourism” route

Guatemala plane crash kills 10 including Americans

GUATEMALA CITY - A small plane crashed in a field in eastern Guatemala on Sunday, killing 10 people, including five Americans, aviation and army officials said.

US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY — Robbers armed with machetes hacked a U.S.

Guatemala fights violent reputation for tourists

Standing among rows of coffee beans drying in the sun, Jorge Santizo gestures towards the azure depths of Lake Atitlan and the three towering volcanoes dotting its shore.With such stunning natural beauty, he says, Guatemala should be one of the world's leading tourist destinations, not a country shunned by visitors fearful of its reputation for violent crime.

Freed Belgian hostages may leave Guatemala Monday

GUATEMALA CITY - Four Belgian tourists held hostage for 40 hours by peasant farmers in the Guatemalan jungle and released unharmed could fly home on Monday, a Belgian embassy spokesman said on Sunday.

Guatemalan farmers group takes Belgian tourists hostage

LAGUNILLA EL SALVADOR, Guatemala - Security forces in boats and helicopters were searching Guatemala's eastern jungle Saturday for four Belgian tourists and two Guatemalans who were taken hostage by farmers demanding freedom for their imprisoned leader.