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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

British tourist killed by robbers in Honduras

An Essex businessman has been shot dead on holiday in Honduras after two people tried to steal his camera.

Honduran President Lobo Sosa announces permanent shark sanctuary

ROATAN, Honduras - Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa announced a permanent shark sanctuary in Honduran waters today, building on the country's 2010 shark-fishing moratorium.

Honduras reinstated in Organization of American States

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the reinstatement of Honduras into the Organization of American States (OAS), which had expelled the Central American nation two years ago after a military c

14 dead in Honduran plane crash

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — A small passenger plane crashed Monday into a hill outside the capital of Honduras, killing all 14 people aboard, officials said.

Copan – Honduras’ major tourist attraction

The early-morning sun burnishes the stone temples in Copan to a golden sheen, while on their facades, serpents writhe, jaguars crouch, birds preen and gods grimace in a pantomime that has been going o

Coup tensions take toll on Honduran economy

TEGUCIGALPA - Business was bad in Honduras even before the president was ousted in a June coup, unleashing months of political turmoil that have deepened the impoverished country's economic woes.

Honduras’ Tourism Minister: “Don’t visit my country!”

A vacation in Honduras can conjure up visions of spectacular destinations: the Mayan ruins of Copán, cloud forest after cloud forest filled with exotic flora and fauna, the gorgeous beaches and the d

Honduran tourism hit hard by unrest

Honduras could take 10 years to recover from the impact of its current political crisis which has seen tourist numbers plummet by 70%.

Desires Hotels International expands to Honduras

Continuing to add new destinations worldwide to its boutique hotel collection, Desires Hotels International has set its sights on the Blue Ocean Reef resort

UN sounds the alarm on Honduras over crackdown on freedoms

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding the freedom of expression today led a chorus of UN voices expressing concern over the suppression of civil liberties in Honduras following a

US revokes diplomatic, tourist visas of Honduran officials

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — A Honduran official says the United States has taken away the diplomatic and tourist visas of 16 interim government officials.

Honduras tourism might benefit from coup in the long run

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (eTN) - It has been over two months since democratically elected Honduras president, Manuel Zelaya, was taken from his bed at dawn and forced into exile to Costa Rica in his paja

Honduras tourism gets a boost

Following a drop in visitors due to recent political events involving former president Manuel Zelaya, along with the economic downturn worldwide, tourists from North America are now returning to the b

Tourism this week in Latin America

ARGENTINA Tickets for the Patagonian Train are already for sale.

eTN Inbox: Honduras Update

As many of you will have heard, the president of Honduras was removed in a coup over the weekend, and is currently in exile in Costa Rica. We are monitoring the situation closely.

Foreign tourists leaving Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA - A large number of foreign tourists are leaving Honduras due to worries that the upcoming referendum in Honduras may add new elements of uncertainty to the country's political situation,

Honduras may suspend Taca airline over $1.3M debt

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras said it will suspend Taca Airlines flights in the country if the company does not pay a $1.3 million debt to the government within a week.

Honduras remains fragile after flood, UN says

The humanitarian arm of the United Nations yesterday said the situation in flood-inundated Honduras remains fragile, with rains increasing the risk of further landslides in new areas.

Tourism this week in Latin America

ARGENTINA GOL to fly to Salvador and Maceio GOL announced 2 new flights to Salvador and Maceio from Buenos Aires this winter season.Andes Lineas Aereas begins flights between Esquel and Madryn

TACA passenger jet crashes in Honduras, 4 killed

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - A jetliner overshot a runway and raced onto a busy street in the Honduran capital on Friday, killing the pilot, two passengers and a motorist on the ground. At least 65 people were injured.