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DREDGING IN ENSENADA DIGS UP OPPORTUNITIES FOR LARGER SHIPS Hutchison Ports invested in dredging its cruise ship terminal in Ensenada. With these works, Ensenada Cruiseport Village will be able to receive the new generation of cruise ships with an increasing capacity, seeking routes on the west coast, having a positive impact on the economy of Ensenada and Baja California.

AMERIMED HOSPITALS OFFERS EXTRACORPOREAL LIFE SUPPORT At Amerimed Hospitals we have always been pioneers in expanding the medical capabilities in each of our locations, and innovation is part of our core values. Amerimed Hospital in Cancun now offers Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS/ECMO) for critically ill patients who meet the criteria for this therapy. Amerimed Cancun is a proud member of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) and is registered as the 941st ELSO center in the world.

UTILA: ANOTHER PARADISE TO DISCOVER IN HONDURAS Utila is another of the beautiful islands located in the Bay Islands of Honduras, a must

for diving lovers due to the facilities it offers. If you are an experienced diver or want to learn this sport, Utila is the best place to do it because its deep and crystal-clear waters are the perfect setting to immerse yourself in a magical underwater world of multicolored fish and even with the gigantic Whale Shark. 2021 is a year to live it big, and in Utila you can enjoy adrenaline-filled activities and relax and enjoy its warm landscapes and spectacular sunsets. Utila a small island with great things to offer! PORT TAMPA BAY READY FOR THE RESUMPTION OF CRUISES Port Tampa Bay will be ready to hit the ground running once cruises resume. We have taken extra precautions to keep our cruise terminals clean and disinfected, and we sanitize them with an EPA-approved chemical to prevent the spread of COVID19 every 30 days. We are working closely with our cruise line partners to follow CDC guidelines and have made accommodations to our cruise terminals to ensure safety.

PORT OF SAN DIEGO AWAITS Situated on picturesque San Diego Bay, at the doorstep of the downtown area, you’ll find the Port of San Diego’s two cruise ship terminals. This unique location offers an unparalleled array of visitor opportunities to discover amazing adventure, cuisine, and entertainment, all just steps off the ship. Plus, nearby airport, train, light-rail and Interstate highways provide visitors all access to one of America’s top destinations. Welcome to the Port of Land and See! BERMELLO AJAMIL & PARTNERS HELP PREPARE FOR THE PANDEMIC The pandemic has changed the homeport health screening process indefinitely. Terminal spaces must be repurposed to fulfill protocol requirements for restart using existing, modified, or expanded

areas. Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc. (BA) enhanced our terminal simulator model to assist ports, cruise lines, and terminal operators evaluate the flexible design space required to limit the impact on terminal flows due to the introduction of new health/testing stations, isolation areas and social distancing.

WORKSHOP WITH AQUILA TOURS How do you prepare your community for cruise? During five weeks from November to December 2020, the Aquila’s Tours team and the Tourism Board of Guadeloupe held workshops to get the country ready for the resumption of cruise and delivering WOW Experiences to cruise lines and their guests. We reiterate the importance to Guadeloupe for these workshops to help us build that plan and be a leader in destinations that are prepared for cruise.

FORMER CRUISE EXECUTIVE OPENS CONSULTING FIRM IN BOGOTA, COLOMBIA Well-known and former cruise executive, Federico Gonzalez Denton, recently inaugurated his business consulting firm in Bogota, Colombia for the Latin America and Caribbean regions. Gondens (www. gondens.com) is a multidisciplinary firm offering consulting services is areas such as product development, government relations, marketing, market research, strategic planning, cruise operations and sustainable tourism. Federico is a graduate in maritime law from Tulane University and spent over a decade in the cruise industry with Royal Caribbean Group and Global Ports Holding. Gondens recently joined the FCCA as a Platinum Member. FIRST QUARTER 2021 | TRAVEL & CRUISE 35

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