Full Speed Ahead for Port of Progreso, Yucatán, México Elnet Maritime Center Launches Elnet Maritime recently celebrated the grand opening of the newly constructed Elnet Maritime Center (EMC), a 12,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art, multi-functional maritime facility on the island of Grand Bahama, in The Bahamas. The EMC will support the operations of Elnet Maritime as the company continues to move in the right direction offering full ship agency services and logistics including cruise services, lightering, bunkering, off-port limits, dry docking, husbandry, trucking, warehousing and customs brokerage.
Dominica Reports a Successful 2021/2022 Cruise Season Dominica defied the odds of the COVID19 pandemic as the destination boasts a successful 2021/2022 cruise season. Dominica received over 200 cruise calls and welcomed 144,781 passengers – with 79,344 basking in the destination’s cruise offerings. Dominica’s participation at Seatrade Cruise Global 2022 heightened the destination’s optimism for increased cruise calls for the 2022/2023 cruise season, especially as improvements to the islands tourism product for visitors’ satisfaction are being pursued.
Aruba Welcomes a New Era for Its Cruise Industry On May 4, Allure of the Seas made its inaugural call to Aruba and will now visit the island every other week. To make this possible, the Aruba Ports Authority NV has made important investments, which includes dredging, installation of new Yokohama fenders and construction of several 150-ton bollards. This marks the beginning of new era for Aruba’s cruise industry, as the destination can now welcome the mega cruise ships at the port in Oranjestad. 32 S e co n d Q ua r te r 202 2 | Travel & Cr uise
More Calls to Hutchison Ports ECV Ensenada Cruiseport Village is having a great recovery after the pandemic, with an increase of 30 percent on cruise ship calls compared to 2019, the last year with operations before the pandemic. We are expecting a promising future a head. Visit us at www.hutchisonportsecv.com.
Working together for the recovery step by step, the Port of Progreso, has seen optimistic forecasts for a promising for Yucatan. Cruise lines can trust the program that Port of Progreso offers, and that is our goal – they know what´s worth it!
Dominican Republic Officially Recovers Tourism The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) declared the Dominican Republic as the first country in the world to achieve the recovery of tourism, after the impact of the COVID pandemic in the sector, which makes that Caribbean nation a benchmark in the industry. The UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pollolickashvili, presented the award to the Dominican President, Luis Abinader, and the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, during a ceremony held in the historic Colonial City of Santo Domingo. Additionally, while the weather is getting warmer, the Dominican Republic is staying hot with its record-breaking tourism year in 2022. In May, another arrivals record was broken – with 561,323 tourist arrivals for the month, the most of any in the destination’s history for May (11 percent more than May 2018, 6 percent more than May 2019 and 44 percent higher than last year). For the year, the Dominican Republic has welcomed nearly 3 million visitors so