Real Estate

Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originated $441.5 Billion in 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2021) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed $441.5 billion of loans in 2020, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 2020 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume Summation....

March New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 7 Percent

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 7 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to...

Tourism

Investment

COVID pandemic expected to cost U.S. airports an additional $17 billion

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today released financial projections...

ITB Virtual Convention: Trust is the global travel industry’s new currency

How can the international tourism industry regain the trust of travellers in these extraordinary times? That is the question that the ITB Virtual Convention...

Business

Banreservas and ASONAHORES sign an agreement to support tourism reactivation

The Reserve Bank and the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES) signed a collaboration agreement to support and promote the...

Royal Caribbean extends suspension of certain sailings

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) announced today that it is extending the suspension of some sailings, including all sailings from the United States until...

Marketing

Anato sets a new date for version 40 of the Tourist Showcase

Anato has just confirmed the new date for his Tourist Showcase. The most important event of the Colombian tourism industry from June 16 to...

Caribbean Travel Marketplace signup begins

The event organized by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will be virtual this year. Vanessa Ledesma, CHTA's executive director and interim general director,...

Discover Puerto Rico anticipates a quick recovery for the Island through the end of...

Discover Puerto Rico, the Island's non-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), anticipates a quick recovery for the Island through the end of 2021, while keeping...

Dominican Republic Tourism Promotion Office in Puerto Rico holds meeting with tour operators and...

The director of the Dominican Republic’s Tourism Promotion Office in Puerto Rico, Berónica García, held a virtual meeting yesterday with Puerto Rican tour operators...

SeaWorld parks now open and operating with enhanced safety measures

SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego are welcoming guests back with extended operating schedules, exciting experiences, open air events, inspiring animal presentations and exhibits, thrilling attractions,...

Royal Caribbean announces Caribbean itineraries for the 2022-2023 season

Royal Caribbean International is bringing the heat to its 2022-2023 winter deployment with weeklong Caribbean itineraries that will inspire guests to adventure again. The...