The inhabitants and government of the island of St. Lucia are working to overhaul their economic structure to become a tourism hot spot. The government has created incentives for hotel builders, which has spurred an increase in the number of hotels and with an increase in direct flights from the U.S. and a boost from the Cricket World Cup in March, they might just succeed.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing DHS to turn over information about systems designed to assess the terrorist threat posed by U.S. travelers. The DHS Automated Targeting System assigns risk assessments to all travelers entering the U.S.
Signing up for a hotel's rewards program usually is a good idea, even for a traveler who has no plans to stay at the hotel more than once, according to this travel writer, who says most programs are free, easy to join and offer immediate perks.
A tourism boom has hit Nicaragua in the past few years fueled by visitors looking for the next, great Costa Rica-like environment. Nicaragua, Costa Rica's northern neighbor, is an obvious choice and today's visitors can see visible signs of the transformation taking place.