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 Mexico’s Yucatan State, Natchez, Wild Terrains, Toronto, Puerto Vallarta and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

News Briefs:

  • Mexico’s Yucatan State Poised To Be Mexico’s Next “IT” Destination
  • Natchez, MS LGTBQ Event Celebrates Inclusion This October
  • Wild Terrains Launches New Women-Only Trips to Portugal This Fall
  • Tourism Toronto Has Launched New Destination Campaign: Let Yourself In – Campaign Invites Travelers to Go All-in and Share in Toronto Pride Felt Across the City
  • Puerto Vallarta to Host First National LGBTQ Media Association International Conference
  • Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Debuts New Culinary Offerings for Groups, Launches Six New Chinese, Indian and Vegan Menus
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Princess Cruises Announces “Sabor Latino” Theme on Select 7-Day Caribbean Cruises

Princess Cruises has announced a series of Latin-themed cruise itineraries on 7-day Caribbean cruises on two Caribbean Princess sailings in July 2019. The “Sabor Latino” themed cruises promise to deliver the Caribbean cruise experience, tailored to the preferences of the Latin American guest, with late night DJ dance parties, an onboard Spanish-speaking host, shore excursions guided in Spanish, and Latin-inspired cocktails. On the first “Sabor Latino” voyage, Caribbean Princess will sail roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale on July 13, 2019 for an Eastern Caribbean cruise itinerary featuring breathtaking beaches and old world charm, visiting Princess Cays — Princess Cruises’ private island experience in the Bahamas – plus calls in St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. Then on July 20, 2019, Caribbean Princess will sail roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale on a Western Caribbean cruise itinerary featuring ancient Mayan ruins, eco-adventures, and gorgeous beaches while calling in Grand Cayman, Roatán, Belize City, and Cozumel. Latin-inspired culinary menu items from Argentine chef Gustavo Schneider paired with special guest speaker Bill Esparza round out the “Sabor Latino” menu. Exclusively on the July 20th voyage, Esparza – a James Beard award-winner, author, and food TV personality – will speak on how Latin American culinary trends have permeated throughout Los Angeles and culinary anecdotes from his time as a professional saxophone player on the road in Latin America. Select Spanish-language films, Latin American television channels, plus Spanish-language magic entertainment from special guest Pablo Pol, Spanish-language stand-up comedy from Mariano Potel, and performances from singer-songwriter Yaire all together provide an impressive entertainment lineup. Over the last few years, Caribbean Princess has been at the forefront of major fleet revitalizations, with many family-oriented features and amenities including breakthrough technology, family accommodations, new dining experiences and entertainment offerings. General information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel advisor or by visiting the company’s website at

Multicultural Travel News – News From American Museum of Natural History, Oklahoma City and more

News Briefs:

  • American Museum of Natural History Appoints Renowned Nuu-chah-nulth Artist and Cultural Historian Haa’yuups to Play Key Role in Reinterpretation of Historic Northwest Coast Hall
  • Oklahoma City Tourism is Making Strides in LGBT Tourism
  • The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Launches “Hello Taste Thailand” Guidebook to Inspire Foodies to Experience Gastronomic Tourism in Thailand
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Expands Multicultural Tourism with Multimillion-Dollar Tennis Training Facility and Museum
  • Discover Puerto Rico with Help from a Local Friend
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Multicultural Travel News – News From Charleston, Puerto Vallarta, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, South Dakota, Barbados, San Antonio and more

News Briefs:

  • Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen’s Cenote Spa Wins 2018 World Luxury Spa Award; Design Inspired by Mayan Culture
  • Native Americans’ Day & Black Hills Powwow
  • Puerto Vallarta’s Historic Center Declared a Cultural Heritage of the State of Jalisco
  • 2018 Barbados Food and Rum Festival Focuses on Local Chefs and Mixologists
  • 12 Hotels Helped Visitors Celebrate Mexican Independence Day Like a Local
  • Interjet Unveils First Ad Campaign in U.S. and Canada “Inspiration to Travel”
  • San Antonio Celebrates Dia de los Muertos Like No Other City in the U.S.
  • Puerto Vallarta Welcomes 9 Michelin Chefs For Vallarta Gastronomica
  • Charleston Heritage Federation Fall 2018 Events
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Multicultural Travel News – News From Madeira, Belize, Scotland, San Antonio, Philadelphia, Mexico, AmaWaterways and Anguilla

Multicultural Travel News – News From Madeira, Belize, Scotland, San Antonio, Philadelphia, Mexico, AmaWaterways and Anguilla
News Briefs:
Cultural Immersion Tours in Belize with the San Ignacio Resort Hotel
Tartan Weddings, A Scottish Destination Wedding Co Weaves Tradition and Romance into an Age-Old Custom
Gastronomy Master Class Series At Hotel Emma, San Antonio
The African-American story in Philadelphia’s Historic District
Vivo Resorts & Residences Debuts New Oaxacan-Inspired Residential Concept
Philadelphia’s Cultural & Historical Attractions Offer Spanish Guides
AmaWaterways Continues Sailings with a Latin Touch
Villa Viewfort Estate of Anguilla Reopens its Doors for Guests to Experience ‘Pure Anguilla,’ Showcasing Best of Anguillian Culture

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Madeira, Portugal: History and Culture, Nature, Wine and Gastronomy
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Multicultural dining and entertainment choices, including The Taste Bar complimentary appetizer program and the Punchliner Comedy Club and Comedy Brunch presented by George Lopez, debut on the Carnival Miracle which launched the line’s first year-round schedule from New York on April 12, 2012. Carnival’s newest casual dining option, The Taste Bar, is being introduced on Carnival Miracle with fleet wide implementation expected to be completed by summer 2013. The Taste Bar sample offerings include roasted pork tacos with green chili salsa and aged cotija cheese and chicken, avocado, and lime tortilla soup; fried malanga (sweet potatoes) filled with ginger-scented pork and lime aioli, and pepper pot soup with cilantro sour cream; short rib croquettes with chipotle aioli and guava and tomato relish, served with pumpkin bisque with sour cream. For the Punchliner Comedy Brunch, many items are inspired by Lopez’s Mexican heritage, including Carne y Huevos – filet mignon topped with two eggs and béarnaise sauce; Hen Alla Diavola, grilled chicken with lemon and pepper; and Mexican-style churros. Two special “George’s Recipes” dishes created by the comedian himself – his own take on Huevos Rancheros which features a chicken quesadilla topped with fried eggs and manchego cheese, and a breakfast burrito filled with scrambled eggs, beans and chorizo – are also offered. As Carnival’s “curator of comedy,” Lopez will act as a consultant on the vetting and hiring of comedic talent in one of the line’s most popular nighttime entertainment options, and advise on décor, lighting, music and more to enhance the overall comedy club experience. The Punchliner Comedy Club will offer five side-splitting 35-minute shows on multiple nights during each voyage, with at least two comedians performing each night. Two early-evening shows offer family fun while the later performances feature R-rated adults-only comedy. Lopez has recorded a number of fun, light-hearted greetings that will be shown on Carnival Miracle’s in-cabin televisions and played during introductions of comedy club performances. Itineraries offered: Eastern Caribbean departures to San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk; Bahamas sailings featuring stops at the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk and Nassau, and Bahamas/Florida cruises with port calls to Port Canaveral (Orlando), Nassau and Freeport. For more information, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit


In 2012, the world’s attention will be on Jamaica with the concurrence of three significant happenings: the country will celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence; its athletes, some the world’s fastest runners, will be showcased in the upcoming Summer Olympics and Jamaica tourism will reach out to the Jamaican diaspora inviting them to “come home” to visit. Recently, Multicultural Travel News attended the 21st Annual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) convention and had the opportunity to interview the Jamaican Tourist Board’s (JTB) Director of Tourism, John Lynch, to learn more about these upcoming events and initiatives.

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The First Annual Puerto Rico Tourism Investment Conference

In December, over 350 delegates were in attendance at the newly renovated Puerto Rico Convention Center for the First Annual Puerto Rico Tourism Investment Conference, hosted by The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) and the Department of Economic Development and Commerce. The Convention Center, a $415 million endeavor, is the newest, largest and most technologically advanced meeting facility in the Caribbean.

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