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Latin American airlines will require over 2,100 new aircraft …

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Published on: 2013/01/25

 

Nov 16, 2012

According to the recently released Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), Latin American airlines will require 2,120 new aircraft between today and 2031, including 1,660 single-aisle, 420 twin-aisle and 40 very large aircraft estimated at $242 billion. Globally, by 2031 some 28,200 new aircraft valued at $4 trillion will be required to satisfy future robust market demand.

 

With GDP currently growing above the world average, socio-economic indicators predict Latin America’s middle class will double between 2012 and 2031. Additionally, Latin America has become the second most urbanised region worldwide after North America, and by 2031, 10 out of the 92 mega-cities with more than 10,000 daily long-haul passengers will be in the region.

As a result of this region’s dynamic economic growth, Latin America’s air traffic will rise 5.3 percent per year over the next 20 years, well above the world average of 4.7 percent. Benefiting from this, the region’s airlines will grow their own traffic by almost 6 percent per year, the second highest growth globally, only exceeded by those airlines based in the Middle East. Additionally, Latin American airlines’ market share on long-haul routes increased by 8 percent between 2005 and 2011, to reach 21 percent today, showing that they have significant development potential for intercontinental networks.

source:  Airbus Global Market Forecast Airbus: Latin American airlines will require over 2,100 new aircraft ….

Living large in Costa Rica – CNN.com

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Enjoy the view over the Papagayo Peninsula from your private pool at the Four Seasons.

(CNN) — Not so long ago, Costa Rica was a backpacker’s game.

Other than a few business-class hotels in the capital of San José and a handful of isolated luxury properties scattered about the scenic hinterlands, travelers could expect little in the way of genuine comfort while exploring one of the most beautiful and eco-conscious countries on the planet.

Over the past decade, however, Costa Rica’s fastest-growing crop has been a collection of opulent hotels and resort communities, complemented by marinas, golf courses, gourmet restaurants, hot springs and other world-class facilities.

The tag attached to most deluxe properties is usually something like “ecolodge” or “ecoresort,” which may conjure visions of dreadlocks, granola and recycled hemp-fiber sheets.

Don’t be fooled.

Yes, most of the country’s destinations are green; Costa Rica’s Sustainable Tourism Program rewards environmentally friendly properties with one to five “leaves” and copious free publicity.

But Costa Rica’s new upscale properties are as elegant and comfortable as any in Latin America.

Here are the best regions and stays for putting a little service and Chardonnay into your sand and scenery.

Click the link to see all the wonderful places:

 Living large in Costa Rica – CNN.com.

NBC Sportfishing Highlights Nicaragua in January

TREASURES OF RIO SAN JUAN, NICARAGUA

Air Date: 1/20/13

Guest host John Frazier takes a trip into the wilds of central Nicaragua in search of the giant tarpon that live in the Rio San Juan, which flows southeast out of Lake Nicaragua toward the Caribbean Sea. Tag along with Frazier as he and guide Allan Tisseaux hunt these monster fish in a beautiful and untamed part of the world.

 

HERE IS A PREVIEW:

 

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John Brownlee and the SFTV crew travel south to the famed Osa Peninsula, to fish the Pacific Ocean out of the famous Crocodile Bay Resort in Puerto Jimenez

 

 

The Results are in for the Presidential Challenge of Guatemala

Team OBX Repeats as PCCA Guatemala Winners!

Billfishing is always unpredictable. No one can say with any certainty whether the fish will bite or not during a given period and despite the best intentions, even the world’s finest destinations can turn cold. But the anglers of the 2012 Presidential Challenge of Guatemala managed to persevere despite the tough fishing conditions. Maybe it was the extra cocktail or two after dinner, or a good laugh shared with a new friend, but at least the fun was plentiful during the week. 

And when the fishing is this challenging it’s important to make every shot count. That was the key to victory in this year’s event for Team OBX, fishing with Capt. Chris Sheeder on the Rum Line. The team of Dell  Dembosky,

Team OBX, winners of the PCCA Guatemala tournament.

  Mike Viveiros and Craig Johnson missed just two sailfish bites during their three days of tournament fishing, emerging victorious for the second year in a row in this tournament with 1,200 points and 12 sailfish releases.  
In second place, the Day One leaders on the Release with Capt. Chico Alvarenga, Team Priority: Hans Kaspersetz, Jim McCord, Ed Arnold and Herbert Merryweather. They scored a nice marlin release on Day Two and picked away at the sails, finishing with 1,000 points from seven sailfish releases and a marlin kicker. Gary Carter, Tim Mossberg and John Richardson rounded out the top three, fishing with Capt. Brad Phillips on the Decisive. They finished the tournament with 1,000 points and ten sailfish releases. Carter was the top daily angler on Day Three.

 

Dell Dembosky, Top Angler.

 In the angler standings, Dembosky had the hot hand almost from the start, vaulting himself into Top Angler status with 800 points. He was followed by Hans Kaspersetz from Team Priority with 600 points. Kaspersetz was aided by his blue marlin release on Day Two, the team’s only points for that day. In third was Dana Thomas, representing Team Pelese and fishing on the Makaira with Capt. Jason Brice, with 400 points. Thomas released a blue marlin and a sailfish to emerge as the top daily angler on the second day of fishing as well.

The PCCA Guatemala tournament also wrapped up the season-long points race for the Costa Grand Champion Team and Eagle Claw Grand Champion Angler awards. Winning the Costa Grand Champion Team was the Sea Angel, owned by Greg Angel. His team fished the PCCA Costa Rica and Papagayo Cup tournaments and tallied an impressive 3,500 points (teams must fish at least two Series tournaments in order to qualify). In second place was the Marc Stanley’s Pelese, with 3,300 points, followed by Team Priority in third with 2,400 points. In the Eagle Claw Grand Champion Angler standings, Marc Stanley was first place with 2,200 points and Austin Angel second with 1,900 points. Rounding out the top three was Hans Kaspersetz with 1,350 points..

 

The Presidential Challenge Conservation Series is an internationally-recognized tournament series with events in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Aruba. In 2012 alone the series raised in excess of $25,000 for The Billfish Foundation’s conservation initiatives and projects in Central America and throughout the world. For more information on next year’s tournaments please visit www.preschallenge.com.

 

Final Standings
First Place Team: OBX, 1,200 points
Second Place Team: Priority, 1,000 points

Third Place Team: Decisive, 1,000 points

First Place Angler: Dell Dembosky, 800 points
Second Place Angler: Hans Kaspersetz, 600 points

Third Place Angler: Dana Thomas, 400 points

First Place Boat: Rum Line, 1,200 points
Second Place Boat: Release, 1,000 points

Third Place Boat: Decisive, 1,000 points

PCCA Grand Champion Standings
Costa Grand Champion Team: Sea Angel, 3,500 points
Costa Second Place Team: Pelese, 3,300 points
Costa Third Place Team: Priority, 2,400 points

  Eagle Claw Grand Champion Angler: Marc Stanley, 2,200 points

Eagle Claw Second Place Angler: Austin Angel, 1,900 points

Eagle Claw Third Place Angler: Hans Kaspersetz, 1,350 points

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Central America Population Will Continue To Grow

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The Central American population will grow by eleven million over the next 15 years, at different rates depending on the country.

The Central American population will increase by about eleven million over the next fifteen years while in the last ten years it has increased by almost seven million people.

The growth associated with this estimate (1.6% annually) is expressed in very different rhythms within the region. The slowness of El Salvador (0.7% annually) contrasts with the dynamism of Guatemala (2.2% annually).

For the period 2010-2015, Guatemala will concentrate little more than half, while Honduras will provide a fifth of the population growth in the area. While Costa Rica, Panama and El Salvador will see growth of around 700,000 inhabitants each, Guatemala will increase its population by 1.8 million people and Honduras nearly 800,000.

Another important implication of the growth has to do with the occupation of the territory in each country. Population density in Central America has great contrasts. At one extreme is Belize, with 14 inhabitants per square kilometer, and the other is El Salvador, with 294.

In some capital cities where population density is greater than a thousand people per square kilometer growth and agglomeration will continue, as in the case of San Salvador, which has about 2,500 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Source: Estado de la Nación

 

 

source: http://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Current_and_Future_Demographics_of_Central_America?u=2376ff561f8827e3f9211e3534309e93&s=n&e=3&mid=[MESSAGEID]

Tourism is strong in Central America !

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Opportunities in Tourism

Despite the downturn in the major economies, more and more tourists traveling the globe are looking for the kind of experiences that Central America has to offer.

The opportunities are there. Demand for tourist destinations such as the ones Central America can offer is firm and is increasing every year.

 A statement from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reads:

Tourism grows in the world despite the international crisis
International tourist arrivals grew by 4% a year worldwide between January and August of 2012 and is nearing for the first time the 1,000 million mark for December, said the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

According to the UN agency, tourism figures climbed 5% in emerging economies, compared with 4% in developed countries.

 

 

 

source: http://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Opportunities_in_Tourism?u=2376ff561f8827e3f9211e3534309e93&s=n&e=3&mid=[MESSAGEID]

Wow, More Countries are Investing in Nicaragua

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A surprising 55% of Nicaragua’s direct foreign investment comes from Canada, USA and Spain and with 284 new projects in the works, the country is poised to increase those numbers.

 

What he did grow foreign direct investment in 2011 are 284 new projects were able to attract, whose capital comes from 41 countries “the highest amount in history,” according to investment promotion agency ProNicaragua.

Alvaro Baltodano, presidential delegate for investment, is confident that “excellent results” obtained allow Nicaragua occupies the first place in Latin America and the Caribbean, growth in foreign investment attraction. “We’ll know when all countries to finish their numbers,” said Baltodano.

But the position is privileged because ProNicaragua, the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) and the Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade (MIFIC), consolidated indicators and regional level confirm that Nicaragua was “for four consecutive year, the highest” FDI as a percentage of GDP, with 14.1 percent.

Total foreign direct investment during the period 2007-2011 was 2,917.88 million, driven mainly by the energy, telecommunications and free zones, which represented on average 70 percent of the total.

 

 

source: Wow, More Countries are Investing in Nicaragua | Tropical Daily.

ProExport Colombia Visits Mar Y Sol at Twin Vee Factory

Colombia represents an enormous opportunity for investors.

With the signing of the Free Trade Agreement, the country has opened its doors to the United States to expand its market in many sectors.  Mar Y Sol recognizes this opportunity and actively working to partner with Colombian and U.S. businesses and organizations.  We invited ProExport Colombia to visit Twin Vee Catamaran factory and meet Roger Dunshee, the founder, owner and CEO of Twin Vee !

Twin Vee Catamarans of Fort Pierce, Florida has prided itself on producing a safe,

Roger Dunshee

reliable quality boat at an affordable price.  Customers trust the name and the performance. As founder, Roger Dunshee states, Twin Vee Catamarans are “the best riding boats on the water.”  Over time, these well crafted boats will still hold their value!

Recently, Sergio Rodríguez, Foreign Investment Representative of ProExport Colombia visited the Twin Vee factory in Fort Pierce, Florida.  ProExport promotes “nontraditional exports, international  tourism and foreign investment” in Colombia.  They assist to identify market opportunities, assist to design strategies for the market segment, promote foreign direct investment in Colombia and much more.

Sergio Rodríguez

One of the market sectors that has been on the upswing is tourism.  Along the Colombian Caribbean coast line are cities poised for expansion in this sector.  Cartagena, is an urban center with almost 1 million residents and home to one the most important international ports.  Recreational tourism, beaches and development of the marine market is underway.  Rosario Islands, Barú and Santa Marta are known for the recreational tourism all surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean waters.

Mr. Rodríquez explained that ProExport’s tourism office is located in Cartagena and offers services for the cruise ships and hotels. Domingo Bernardo, CEO and president of Mar y Sol explained the business plan and development for Colombia. The company will offer boating services and products to hotels, cruise ships, marinas and recreational boaters.  It was agreed by all, that Mar y Sol Twin Hull Boats and Twin Vee Catamarans can in fact fill that niche and importantly, ProExport Colombia has offered assistance to Mar y Sol.

At a round table discussion,  Roger Dunshee  explained the benefits of  power catamarans and why the Twin Vee brand is so unique. Mr. Rodríguez had a tour of Twin Vee factory and able to see the quality of the construction which has made these boats famous.  Mr. Rodríquez was introduced to the latest technology in boating: the Twin Vee  Hydrofoil Supported Ocean Cat.   This advancement in boating creates a lift, runs on top of the waves, less resistance, lower horsepower and less fuel!

Twin Vee Hydrofoil Supported Ocean Cat

 

Mar y Sol Twin Hull Boats is proud to represent Twin Vee Catamarans and to introduce these legendary boats to the Colombian market! With the enormous growth of the marine and recreational tourism, Mar y Sol along with Twin Vee  will fill a niche in the nautical market.

Thank you to Mr. Sergio Rodríguez for your visit and Mr. Roger Dunshee of Twin Vee for the factory tour!

 

source: http://twinvee.com/index.htm

source: http://www.investincolombia.com.co/sectors/services/hotel-infrastructure-and-tourism.html

November News from the Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation

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In This Issue
PCCA Updates and News
2012 PCCA Series Sponsors
Standings Update

 The Presidential Challenge is one of the most competitive series of  tournaments anywhere in the world, and 2012 is certainly living up to that reputation. Here are the top ten in each division as we move into the final event, PCCA Guatemala.

 
Costa Grand Champion Team
COSTAUSE

SEA ANGEL     3500
PELESE            2750
XTA SEA          2450
VOICE/WILD  2200
RUM RUNNER 1750
DRAGIN FLY   1750
HIGH HOOK    1650

LAS VENTANAS   1350
PRIORITY       1100
LET IT RIDE    1050
Eagle Claw
Grand Champion Angler
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MARC STANLEY     2050 
AUSTIN ANGEL      1900
ALEXISCHAMORRO1250  
BOBBY HARDING    850
LARRY ALLISON      750 
GARY CARTER         750
ARTURO MORENO    750
TODD FLANDERS     750
JULIO CHAMORRO   750
HANS KASPERSETZ  700
 
 
Save The Dates!
 PCCA LOGO
PCCA Costa Rica
Feb. 28-March 3
 
Papagayo Cup
May 16-19, 2013
 
Aruba Caribbean Cup
Oct. 17-20, 2013
 
PCCA Guatemala
Nov. 21-24, 2013
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November, 2012

NEWS FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL CHALLENGE
PRESIDENTIAL CHALLENGE WRAPS UP IN GUATEMALA
In just a few short weeks, the Presidential Challenge will cap our 17thPCCA LOGO anniversary season of “fishing for conservation” with the PCCA Guatemala event, scheduled for Nov. 15-18, 2012 at Casa Vieja Lodge. At stake is not just the tournament title but also the overall season-long race for the Costa Top Team and Eagle Claw Top Angler prizes. A number of teams are in the running for these awards so visit “Standings” on the Presidential Challenge website for more information. As of this time there are still several great boats available for charter so email info@preschallenge.com for rates and information. It’s not too late to fish!
MOMOI SPONSORS PCCA IN 2013
Momoi has come aboard with the Presidential Challenge as the Exclusive Line Sponsor for 2013! This is a big change because anglers will no longer be supplied with line from the tournament–they will be able to purchase their line from a very wide range of  suppliers well in advance of the tournament rather than wait until they arrive to spool up their reels. The official line for the 2013 season will be the Momoi Diamond in hi-vis yellow color; 20-pound test will be used in the PCCA Costa Rica and PCCA Guatemala tournaments and 30-pound test will be used in the Papagayo Cup and Caribbean Cup tournaments. Momoi Diamond is widely available through tackle retailers both locally and online so please join us in welcoming them aboard.
ALUTECNOS JOINS SPONSORS
Another sponsor, Alutecnos, has joined the Series for 2013.

Alutecnos will supply the Top Daily Crew prizes as well as the Top Angler prize in the form of their fighting belts. They will also be supplying some additional goodies for the anglers of the PCCA to win throughout the season so please also welcome aboard Alutecnos!

ADOPT-A-BILLFISH WRAPS UP TAGGING IN ARUBA
The second phase of the Adopt-A-Billfish white marlin satellite tagging program wrapped up recently in Aruba following the Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup. Dr. Eric Prince from NOAA, along with John Houlihan and Capt. Dan Kipnis were able to tag four large, healthy white marlin with pop-up satellite tags

during their days offshore. The tags are programmed to pop off after a set amount of time, sending their data to an orbiting satellite where it is then downloaded and studied by Dr. Prince and his scientific team. This information is crucial in unlocking the secrets of the white marlin, a billfish species about which little is known. The Presidential Challenge would like to thank Eric Mansur for his invaluable assistance in coordinating the Aruban boats for the tagging as well as Richard Eman for providing lodging for the tagging team at the Aruba Surfside Marina. Also, thanks to the Aruban government for their help in sponsoring a tag and for their hospitality during and after this year’s tournament.

Presidential Challenge Series Sponsors
 

About the Presidential Challenge

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Proceeds from the Presidential Challenge Events will benefit The Billfish Foundation Central America Billfish Management Project, the Adopt-A-Billfish Satellite Tagging Program and the IGFA Take Marlin Off The Menu program.

Visit our website at:  www.preschallenge.com

The Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation, Inc. is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.” CH # 24910

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The Aruba Shipwreck Directory  Caribbean Shipwrecks

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ARUBA Netherland Antilles
Aruba is the most westerly of the ABC islands of the Netherlands Antilles,
lying 15 miles north of Venezuela. The island is well known for its white
sand beaches, casinos and resorts.

Most diving is done off the island’s west coast, and there are a number of
interesting and historic shipwrecks to be explored.

For more information about Aruba visit the Aruba Board of Tourism’s official website – www.aruba.com

click below to the source which has a list of several shipwrecks

source: The Aruba Shipwreck Directory  Caribbean Shipwrecks.

Cartagena Chamber of Commerce with Local Businesses in Orlando

from facebook: Mar Y Sol Twin Hull Boats, Inc.

Theresa Biemer, COO and Domingo Bernardo, President and CEO (center left) of Mar y Sol at round table discussion about Colombia.

 

From the Board Room at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando where a group of Florida businesses learned from V Adm José Alfonso Diaz, president of Cartagena Chamber of Commerce the development, growth and interest in Colombia business.

 

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Domingo Bernardo, president and CEO (far right) of Mar y Sol at chamber meeting in Orlando

Domingo Bernardo, President and CEO of Mar y Sol listens to V Adm José Alfonso Diaz of Cartagena Chamber of Commerce at a recent meeting. The meeting was hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando. They have been actively working to promote trade with Colombia and invited local businesses to this meeting.

 

 

 

Cartagena Chamber of Commerce Comes to Orlando

from facebook: Mar Y Sol Twin Hull Boats, Inc.

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Theresa Biemer, COO and Domingo Bernardo President and CEO of Mar y Sol Twin Hull Boats at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando offices

 

At a recent meeting on October 19 the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando hosted a round table meeting with  the president of the Cartagena Chamber of Commerce, José Alfonso Diaz. Mar y Sol, along with other local businesses met V Adm. Diaz to discuss  the work his chamber is doing in Colombia to promote business.  It is an exciting time since Colombia is now the 3rd largest Latin American economy and 2nd largest South American economy. Mar y Sol is proud to a part of this growing Colombian economy!

The meeting was hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando. They have been actively working to promote trade with Colombia and invited local businesses to this meeting. 

Thank you to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando for hosting this informative meeting!

The Results Are In For The Third Annual Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup!

 

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Third Annual Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup Results!
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

                  Hey Chama Wins Aruba Carribean Cup

 

Marina Varadero, Aruba-The Curacao-based Hey Chama team pulled off a down-to-the-wire victory in the third annual Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup, one of the most exciting finishes in the 17-year history of the Presidential Challenge Conservation Series.

Perhaps best known for not just superb marlin fishing but consistently windy conditions and rough seas, the waters surrounding the island nation of Aruba were unseasonably flat calm during this year’s tournament. While more comfortable for the participating anglers, the conditions produced slow fishing and a very tight field going into the last day. With just six minutes remaining on the third and final day, there were four teams knotted at the 600-point mark.


But showing that anything can happen in tournament fishing, the Hey Chama was mobbed by a trio of sailfish in the closing minutes. Just one remained hooked and was fought to a quick release as time ran out, giving the team of Capt. Irving Irausquin, Leonard and Roland Chapman, Ricky Winkel and Rafael Merentes the win with a total of 700 points.
One of the teams counting down the final minutes was the all-lady angler team fishing with Capt. Milton Pichardo aboard the Teaser, a 35-foot Bertram charterboat based in Aruba. The “Reel Teasers” team of Elizabeth, Natessa and Izaira Mansur and Jackie Croes had moved into the lead on the final day with six sailfish and 600 points. They were leading the fleet based on their time of last release as time ticked down. And while the sailfish release from the Hey Chama signaled a second place finish, the ladies took their efforts in great stride, cheering and toasting their finish with some well-deserved champagne upon their return to port.

 

 

A third team celebrated some last-day heroics during the Presidential Caribbean Cup. Robert Van Vliet, Elbert Suares, Jan Geerings and Eric Jansen, fishing aboard the Balkan, another vessel based in nearby Curacao, had not released a billfish going into the third and final day of the tournament. But with marlin worth 300 points and sailfish 100 points, they knew things could change in a hurry. By midday, they had their shot-a pair of white marlin came charging into the spread. Both were successfully hooked and released, rocketing the Balkan from obscurity to third place overall.
In the angler division standings, Rafael Merentes emerged victorious with 600 points, scoring a trio of sailfish  releases (including the all-important tiebreaker) and a white marlin kicker during the tournament on the Hey Chama. Natessa Mansur had an outstanding performance on the Teaser to finish second with 400 points, followed by Alex Mansur, Jr. with 300 points on the Iliza. In the Caribbean Cup, anglers rotate rod positions throughout the day to ensure equality in the shots at fish, while certified observers provided by the tournament provide a level playing field. In addition, 30-pound test line is supplied to all participants, who must use non-offset circle hooks throughout the tournament.
For more information on the Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup, including dates for next year’s tournament, please visit www.preschallenge.com or become a “Friend” of the Presidential Challenge Conservation Series on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Budget Marine is host to the 44th Annual Spice Island BillFish Tournament

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The Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament is based at the Grenada Yacht Club located in the lagoon, St. George’s. The yacht club boasts an excellent dock with water, power and fuel available and is conveniently located close to the west coast fishing grounds.

 

 

click here for complete details: http://www.sibtgrenada.com/tournament2012.htm

Astonishing Video: Sailfish Herding and Attacking Bait Balls

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Published on: 2012/10/17

 

Underwater footage shows schools of sailfish using their dorsal fins to manipulate shimmering schools of baitfish.
Not everyone gets a chance to enjoy the sight of sailfish balling bait. Luckily, underwater photographer Marc Montocchio jumped in and filmed it for everyone to see. Watch as this school of sails manipulate the bait by surrounding it and using their “sail” fins.

click: Herding Sail Video

 

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7 Top Tournament Tips

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Published on: 2012/10/16

Five captains reveal what it takes to win fishing tournament!

Winning a top fishing tournament comes down to luck.  But a quick look at major-­tournament results shows that the same boats often place in the top 10 — whether in the Caribbean for blue marlin, Florida for sailfish, mid-Atlantic for stripes or the Southeast’s kingfish circuit. That can’t be simply luck.

Five captains consistently in that top tier were asked what it takes to win..

Click here at the source to read the hot tips: http://www.sportfishingmag.com/gallery/photo-galleries/2012/03/7-top-tournament-tips

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Record Breaking 198-Pound Tarpon Caught In Trinidad Waters

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Published on: 2012/10/16

 

Angler, Jimmy Aboud of team “Outcast” caught a record breaking 198-pound Tarpon in the first session of the Trini Tarpon Tournament which began on Saturday, July 28th 2012. The tournament is being hosted at the Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club (TTYC) in Bayshore, Trinidad.

Tarpon

 

 

source: http://www.sportfishingmag.com/news/record-breaking-198-pound-tarpon-caught-trinidad-waters

Destination: Central America Sport Fishing

source: http://www.wheretofish.com/camerica.html

Quite possibly the most diverse sportfishing area in the world for different species of sport fish available. Anglers will enjoy fishing for sailfish, dorado, roosterfish and more on the Pacific side of Costa Rica or tarpon fishing, snook, rainbow bass and more on the Caribbean side. Giant marlin fishing and more are available in Panama or you may decide to target bonefish, tarpon and permit in Belize. The inland waterways of Nicaragua are teeming with game fish and let’s not forget the world-class sailfishing in Guatemala. Click on the lodge names below for more information on the Central American destination and species of your choic

 

Worldwide Fishing Adventures

Fast Food Still Booming in Costa Rica

source: http://en.centralamericadata.com/en/article/home/Fast_Food_Still_Booming

While Chili’s and Buffalo Wild Wings open their first branches inCosta Rica, the established Applebee’s, SubwayQuizno‘s,McDonald‘s, KFC and Teriyaki have increased their investments.

Before the end of the year, Hooters will open its fourth restaurant on Paseo Metropolis, in Cartago, east of San José, with an investment of $1 million.

By 2014 the franchise hopes to double the number of stores nationwide.

Besides the opening of restaurants, the chain plans to build a training center to provide training to their employees.

Meanwhile Chili’s chain will open its second restaurant at the end of the year in the Plaza Lincoln Mall in Moravia and plans five more in the next three years.

With an investment of $700,000, Buffalo Wild Wings last week opened its restaurant in Plaza Tempo, in Escazú, and plans to open four more stores in 2014.

Costa Rica Opening 11 New Hotels This Year

source: http://wvw.elfinancierocr.com/ef_archivo/2012/julio/01/negocios3215722.html

The hotels just keeping opening up in Costa Rica!  And why not enjoy the Costa Rican climate, waters, fishing, people and much more!

 

Of the eleven openings, eight are located in the greater metropolitan area and the rest are in the province of Guanacaste.  With an investment of $15 million, the opening of the 128 room Courtyard by Marriott is planned for next month in Alajuela. And in 2013 four new hotels targeting executive tourism will come into operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

additional source: http://en.centralamericadata.com/en/article/home/Hotels_Keep_Opening_in_Costa_Rica

Royal Caribbean to Invest $40 million in Nicaraguan Cruise Terminal

source: http://www.elnuevodiario.com.ni/economia/259657-royal-caribbean-activo-centroamerica

Royal Caribbean will invest $40 million for not only a large pier, but also hotels, restaurants and shops in order to better serve the cruise community.

Royal Caribbean announced this investment will create a “new and wonderful atmosphere  of entertainment and commercial establishments offering first class  welcome” to the increasing cruise passengers.  The company operates around the world and each ship has a capacity of 3000 passengers.

 

Royal Caribbean activo en Centroamérica

 

 

additional source: http://en.centralamericadata.com/en/article/home/More_Royal_Caribbean_in_Central_America

14 million tourists expected to visit Central America each year by 2020

from: http://news.co.cr/14-million-tourists-expected-to-visit-central-america-each-year-by-2020/15551/

Relying mainly on its geographical and cultural attractions, today Central America points to a dramatic growth in tourism, with some reports estimating that the number of foreign visitors will reach 14 million by 2020.

 

tourism in central america

 

According to reports by experts of the National Tourism Congress of Costa Rica and studies released on the Internet, in 2011 the region earned 3.6 percent of the total tourism earnings of the Americas.

Meanwhile, sources of the consulting and financial advisory services firm Deloitte Panama predicted that some 14 million tourists will visit Central America by 2020, nearly twice the average 7.9 million travellers received every year at present.

They added that this tourist growth in Central America is part of the global upward trend, mainly in emerging markets.

Some researchers consider that the success of tourism in Latin America in general relies on the travellers’ increasing interest in its culture, diversity of traditions and religions, beautiful landscapes and virgin nature.

Central America received eight million tourists last year and they brought 7.20 billion USD into the region; Costa Rica was the most visited country, followed by Panama, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Billfishing in Costa Rica has a new destination in 2013

from: http://www.marlinuniversity.com/fishing-costa-rica.php

 

In February were off to our new destination — Los Suenos in Costa Rica where anglers get a real shot at the elusive ‘Grand Slam’. Unusually calm waters and short rides to the fishing grounds cements Los Suenos at the top of the big-game fishing experience.

Tayrona National Park’s underwater world

 

Diving is a sure way to experience the prehistoric beauty of Tayrona National Park on Colombia‘s Caribbean coast from in, on and under the water.

Parque Tayrona is the gem of Colombia’s Caribbean coast, dazzling white beaches and clear coral-filled ocean are set against a Jurassic Park-style jungle, hung with vines and draped in damp mist, with flocks of pterodactyl-like pelicans laboriously flapping by.

Colombia news - Diving

 

Each week hordes of tourists visit Tayrona, which was declared a national park in 1969 for its immense biological and archaeological value. Visitors go there for the beaches with their white grainy sand and imposing grey boulders. They go to see the Tayrona tribes-people in their traditional pointy white hats, and they go to hike deep in to Tayrona’s jungle to find the Lost City, thought to have been founded around 800 AD.

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