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Montevideo, January 21st 2018 - 02:49 UTC

Tag: tourism

  • Friday, January 19th 2018 - 09:49 UTC

    Portugal, India, Indonesia and Spain win UNWTO awards for tourism innovation

    Attended by 500 participants from different countries the Awards Ceremony, emphasized how tourism has embraced sustainable and innovative approaches.

    Turismo de Portugal I.P (Portugal), Ecotourism Trust (India), Tryponyu (Indonesia) and SEGGITUR (Spain) are the winners of the 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism. Fourteen projects among 128 applicants from 55 countries were selected as finalists of the 14th UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism.

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  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 16:52 UTC

    It's World Penguin Day!

    In case you didn't know, this Saturday, 20th January, is World Penguin Day! What better way to celebrate it than start planning your own Falkland Islands adventure. Penguins...well we've got plenty, but that's not all the Falklands is about. It's a bird watcher's paradise. It is fabulous for walking, exploring, photography, fishing, and immersing yourself in island life. And perhaps as much as anything else, it's the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of, well, the rest of the world!

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2018 - 09:19 UTC

    Global tourist arrivals up 7% in 2017, strongest result in seven years forecasted to continue in 2018

    2017 was characterized by sustained growth in many destinations and a firm recovery in those that suffered decreases in previous years.

    International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%.

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  • Monday, January 15th 2018 - 10:43 UTC

    “Carnival Triumph” fails CDC sanitation inspection, for the first time ever

    Deficiencies identified included poorly maintained or soiled backflow preventers on potable water lines; two bathing pools with water levels below the required level

    The cruise ship that earned the “poop cruise” moniker in 2013 has failed her sanitation inspection for the first time ever. In a report completed in November and released earlier this week, inspectors with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) gave the Carnival Triumph a score of 78 out of 100, well below the required 86-point margin for a passing grade. It is the first time she has ever failed an inspection, according to two decades of CDC records, and the first time since 2009 that her score fell below 90 points.

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  • Sunday, January 14th 2018 - 12:42 UTC

    The “ship of the millionaires” comes to Punta del Este

    The luxury ship will arrive to Punta del Este within a month

    Imagine having breakfast with an explorer and documentalist who turns out to be Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter. Or listen to a conference aboard the Nobel Prize in Physics Shuji Nakamura. Imagine waking up one day on an exotic island and the other in one of the great capitals of the world. Imagine owning a floating apartment worth between 1.2 and 7.5 million dollars.

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  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:18 UTC

    Workshop on Chinese outbound tourism scheduled at FITUR in Madrid

    A workshop on Chinese outbound tourism (17 January) will be among the first activities of UNWTO at FITUR

    The UN World Tourism Organization, WTO, Awards on Innovation and Excellence in Tourism, African and Middle East tourism development and the Chinese Market among the activities of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the 38th edition of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR, January 17-21), the yearly kick-off for the world’s leading tourism meeting points.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2018 - 09:55 UTC

    World's largest party: New Year celebrations in Rio beaches attracted 2.4 million people

    Cariocas and tourists of all ages had the opportunity to enjoy a seventeen minute pyrotechnic spectacle and an eclectic line-up with ten musical attractions

    Where was the best New Year party in the World? At Times Square New York in below zero temperature or on a sunny summer beach day in Rio De Janeiro with 2.4 million happy tourists and locals going wild. On Sunday, December 31st, 2.4 million people gathered on Copacabana’s beach to welcome 2018. According to Riotur, this is the largest audience ever registered in Copacabana’s New Year’s Eve celebration, considered one of the best in the world.

  • Friday, December 29th 2017 - 10:26 UTC

    Argentina aggressively promoting cruise tourism with lower costs for large vessels

    Argentina this season expects 490.000 cruise visitors, compared to 430.000 in 2016/17, and in 2018/19 an increase of 15% is forecasted

    Argentina is expecting 490.000 cruise visitors this season and is targeting a million visitors in the following years, and to promote this policy it has announced a drastic cut in port fees and costs, with special emphasis on those vessels which are over 300 meters long.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 09:29 UTC

    Antarctica cruise revolution: hybrid electric LNG powered icebreaker

    VARD (Vard Holdings Limited), Norwegian subsidiary of the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, will build the icebreaker, delivery of which is scheduled for 2021.

    French luxury shipping line Ponant announced a world first with a hybrid electric-LNG powered icebreaker. The luxury vessel promises to deliver around 300 passengers to places never before visited by cruise passengers in ultra-luxury – and with the least damage to the environment.

  • Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 12:16 UTC

    Busy weekend in Ushuaia for Antarctica cruises: 1.249 visitors

    Among the vessels calling in Ushuaia was Le Soleil and Sea Spirit

    Over the weekend 1.239 visitors in six luxury cruise vessels landed in Ushuaia en route to Antarctica according to local reports from Tierra del Fuego, to which must be added another two that called in on Monday and Tuesday.