Multicultural Travel News – News from AmaWaterways, Mexico, Croatia, Argentina, Norway and Jacksonville

Multicultural Travel News – News from AmaWaterways, Mexico, Croatia, Argentina, Norway and Jacksonville

News Briefs:

AmaWaterways Announced New 2024 Dates for ‘Soulful Epicurean Experience’ Cruises
A Workcation in Mexico for Women to Who Want a Career Change
Women’s Day Promotions in CroatiaWine Holiday from Argentina’s First Female Winemaker
Tracing Norway’s Super Women
Visit Jacksonville Becomes First Autism-Certified Destination Marketing Organization In Florida

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Wine Holiday from Argentina’s First Female Winemaker

Argentina’s pioneering female winemaker Susana Balbo opened her first hotel, SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites, less than a year ago but it’s been gaining worldwide acclaim ever since. After four decades dedicated to the wine industry and international recognitions, Balbo created the bespoke estate and luxury boutique hotel in Mendoza with her daughter, Ana Lovaglio Balbo. The hotel features a sense of place as well as the hostesses’ authentic wine roots in everything from design, décor, and setting to culinary experiences, art, wellness, and nature. It’s also about exclusivity. Guests feel as if they’re staying in a private estate, where Susana and Ana become hosts for those who want to experience their culture and wines. Seven spa suites feature fully integrated in-room spa features and services such as a steam room, sensations shower, massage table, and, in some, a dry sauna. La VidA Restaurant, a lounge bar, heated swimming pool, shop with local artisanal products, tasting room, and exclusive air safaris via private plane complete the SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites. For more information, visit

Multicultural Travel News – News From Vagabond Tours of Ireland, IATA, Jamaica, Kentucky, Buenos Aires, Oaxaca and Bahamas

News Briefs:

  • Vagabond Tours of Ireland Helps Connect Guests To Their Ancestral Links
  • IATA Launches Gender Diversity Campaign
  • Jamaica Re-positioned in the Japanese Travel Market
  • African American’s Role in Horse Racing Honored in New Exhibits and Experiences
  • International Tango Festival and World Cup (Mundial de Tango)
  • Oaxaca Hosts Historic “Vive Mezcal 2019” International ForumThe Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas Launches Arabic Website
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Multicultural Travel News – News From Disneyland Resort, Los Cabos, Virgin Voyages, Medellin, National Museum of American Jewish History and more

News Briefs:

  • Disneyland Resort Celebrates Lunar New Year with a Touch of Disney Magic
  • Ten New Experiences in Los Cabos
  • Virgin Voyages Sets Out To Rival Food Scene Of World Famous Cities
  • Medellin Continues Evolving as an Attractive Metropolis with Steady Tourism Growth from North American Travelers in 2018
  • Winter Events at the National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Philadelphia’s Sensory-Friendly Attractions & Performances
  • Launches Accessibility Page
  • Robin Hood Leads the Way for Two New Themed, Guided Tours of Nottingham
  • TAP Air Portugal Adds NYC-Based Portuguese-American Chef George Mendes To Its Michelin-Star Winning “Taste the Stars” Culinary Team
  • El Salvador National Pupusas Day
  • New York’s SPYSCAPE Experience Now In Spanish!
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Cartagena, Colombia

Wipe that outdated reputation from your mind. My recent vacation to Cartagena, Colombia introduced me to the beauty of this UNESCO declared World Heritage City and moves it to the top of my list of recommended destinations.

The country’s famous export? Think coffee. Safety concerns? Why, Disney Cruise Line “calls” there now. What surer hallmark of safety “stamp of approval” than Disney bringing its guests to this city? Cartagena is another in the line of cities transformed from “terrorism to tourism” as the then president Uribe declared in 2002. Continue reading


Along with other first time Super Bowl advertisers, the first ever country to promote tourism was included among the half-time commercials: Ecuador. According to the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador they advertised during the Super Bowl, the most watched one-day television event, “because it would put them on a global platform.” The spots are in 13 markets as part of their “All You Need Is Ecuador” campaign launched in early 2014, to promote Ecuador as a world-class destination to U.S. travelers, and as a place to do business among English-speaking audiences and the U.S. Hispanic population. Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism says that the U.S. is the second largest source of tourists traveling to Ecuador, after Colombia. Featuring the song “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles, the tourism campaign includes engagement with the Ecuadorian community in the U.S., partnering with prominent Ecuadorians who are influential among the U.S. Hispanic population to promote the beauty of the country and to promote Ecuadorian culture in the United States and outreach to U.S. Hispanic media to promote Ecuador and the achievements of Ecuadorians living in the U.S. According to the Ministry of Tourism, “these types of opportunities build national pride, which motivates fellow Ecuadorians to engage with their communities via social media or events.” The social media campaign includes hashtags #SB49 and #AllYouNeedIs, (#AllYouNeedIsEcuador on game day) and tweets from the Ambassador of Ecuador Nathalie Cely @NathalieCely