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Air Arrivals Grow 7.1% in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Arrivals to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the first five months of 2019 have increased by 7.1 percent. Provisional figures for the period January to May show that 232,916 visitors came to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In 2018, the destination saw 217,453 visitors, marking an increase of 15,463 visitors to the destination.

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Launches Ecology Experience

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo has unveiled a new Conservation Land and Sea Experience. The ‘eco-learning experience’ will first take guests out on the water to help document the local hammerhead shark population and then, on the following day, bring them into the tropical rainforest to help scientists study the various local butterfly species.

Top 10 Meeting Trends to Watch in 2019

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Benchmark has announced its "Top Meeting Trends for 2019," as observed by its portfolio of properties. Benchmark is a U.S.-based global independent hospitality management company, operating 80 hotels, resorts, and conference centers within its Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, Gemstone Collection and etc.venues brands. Benchmark’s top meeting trends were announced by Ted Davis, Benchmark’s chief sales and marketing officer.

The Safest - and Least Safe -- U.S. Airport Wi-Fi

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A new study by cloud security company Coronet and virtual private network (VPN) provider NordVPN shows that San Diego International Airport is the most unsecure airport in the U.S. when it comes to cybersecurity, while Chicago-Midway is the one where travelers can feel the safest.

According to the survey, Wi-Fi security at U.S. airports is often sacrificed for consumer convenience, leaving networks unencrypted, unsecured or improperly configured.