The Land of the Long White Cloud is colorful indeed, especially when you consider New Zealand has more species of ferns, flightless birds and baying sheep per square mile than most cities have people. So it’s not surprising that many resorts on these north-south isles will encompass views that barely contain roads or cars, much […]
Cruise passengers heading to Costa Rica will get more than they bargained for on shore whether they book an excursion through the cruise line or take fate into their own hands with a tour operator met at the docks. What they won’t get either way is a run for their money. Tourism is big business […]
— by Jacob Harper Businesses usually go under for one of the following two reasons: the business is either out of capital, or it is going to run out of capital in the very, very near future. As a business owner, making sure you and your company have money (or at least the ability to […]
Could 2012 turn out to be a boom year for tours? The answer is a booming “Yes!” if you ask members of the US Tour Operators Association (USTOA). A whopping 75% of tour company members who participated in an annual survey expressed confidence in the better days ahead and nearly half (43%) of those surveyed […]
The tiny Central American country of Costa Rica is betting on the cruise industry in a big way. The cruise ports of Limon and Moin on the Caribbean front and Puntarenas and Caldera in the Pacific already see some 314,000 cruise passengers visiting each year within popular regional and world itineraries with some 266,000 of […]
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