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Mexico’s Cozumel port proposes cruise ship passenger tax

The Mexican tourist resort of Cozumel is proposing its first tax on cruise ship passengers.
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Mayor closes St. Mark’s Square as Venice flooding worsens

Exceptionally high tidal waters surged through Venice again on Friday, prompting the mayor to close St. Mark's Square and call for more donations for repairs just three days after the Italian lagoon city suffered its worst flooding in 50 years.
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Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off western Mexico

The U.S. National Hurricane Center reports that Raymond has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph).
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Marriott signs deal for its first all-inclusive resort in Jamaica

Amaterra Jamaica Group has entered into a hotel management operator agreement with Marriott International.
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Flooding prompts Italy to declare state of emergency in Venice

Italy’s government is set to declare a state of emergency in flood-ravaged Venice, to swiftly secure the historic city funds to repair damage from the highest tide in 50 years.
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Robert De Niro opens the new Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

A spectacular fireworks display and a signature sake ceremony marked the official launch of the new Nobu Hotel Los Cabos on Nov. 13.
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Over 100 new tours to choose from in 2020 with Intrepid

Intrepid Travel is going big in 2020, with over 100 new tours for a total of 1,000-plus itineraries and 13,000 departures.
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Land-only bookings for WestJet Vacations now available

Agents booking WestJet Vacations can now make land-only arrangements for their clients in SIREV and RevNet and by calling WestJet’s Travel Support Team.
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Books open for Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Riviera Cancún

Reservations are now open for stays at Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Riviera Cancún, a “complete conversion” of the former Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya by Karisma, says the company.
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AMResorts is coming into Aruba with new Secrets Baby Beach

AMResorts has signed a new resort brand management deal in Aruba, a move that will bring the first Secrets Resorts & Spa-branded property to the island.
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