Tourism

Tourism
Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 00:06 UTC

Falklands' first 2014/15 cruise season visitors: 'Ushuaia and Sea Adventurer'

'Ushuaia' in anchored in Stanley. She was the first vessel of the 2014/15 season. 'Sea Adventurer' is scheduled for Wednesday (Pic J. Pompert)

“ M.V.Ushuaia” was the Falkland Islands first cruise ship visitor this season, arriving last Friday morning ready to greet their guests from Natural World Safaris on Saturdays LAN flight. The group of 81 had a chance to spend some free time on their arrival in Stanley, before boarding their ship.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 07:54 UTC

Cruise passenger suspected of possible contact with Ebola patient tested negative

The Carnival Magic docked in Galveston, after a week-long cruise that included being denied docking by Belize and Mexico

A Dallas hospital lab worker who spent much of a cruise holiday in isolation after possible exposure to Ebola has tested negative for the disease, and in Texas some of the dozens of people still being monitored were expected to be cleared by Monday.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 13:40 UTC

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board's Managing Director Confirms Future Plans.

Mr. Mason said the award is dedicated to all those both past and present involved with tourism in the Falkland Islands.

Tony Mason, Managing Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board has today confirmed with MercoPress he will be expanding the tourist boards operation in London early next year.

Thursday, October 16th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Falkland Islands distinguished as the “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”

“The tourism industry in the Falklands have done a fantastic job in promoting the Islands, and with no doubt deserve this award” said Tony Mason (Pic S.Przybilla)

The Falkland Islands have been awarded the “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature” prize by the Travel Agents Choice Awards, an annual event organized by the prestigious tourism industry publication, Selling Travel Magazine.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 19:27 UTC

Falklands at the Bird Fair with record attendance and “flawless performance”

The Falklands' stand at the Bird Fair always busy

The Falkland Islands were one of the main sponsors for the second year in a row of the recently completed annual Bird Fair event at the Rutland Wildlife Reserve, which had a better than expected attendance, and according to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board “went off flawlessly”.

Friday, October 10th 2014 - 05:44 UTC

Falkland Islands' Tourist Board gearing up for another busy season

“We have added new products to our retail outlet this year and anticipate sales exceeding last year’s record breaking season” said FITB Managing Director Tony Mason

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board is in the final stages of Phase 2 renovations on the Jetty Visitors Centre which will complete the planned works said Tourist Board Managing Director Tony Mason, adding, “plans have been made to get the car park ready well ahead of the first cruise ship arrival.”

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 22:08 UTC

Enhancing safe navigation in polar waters

“It has taken considerable work and time to set up this system”, said Captain Leif Skog of Lindblad Expeditions, a long-time member of IAATO

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association for Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), in cooperation with Lindblad Expeditions, have found a way for cruise operators to share years of depth soundings from the Arctic and Antarctica.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 - 07:15 UTC

US embassy releases scathing report on crime in Argentina

US citizens in Argentina always be aware of surroundings, maintain a high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance personal security

Amid an ongoing dispute between the Argentine government and the US judiciary over the legal battle with holdout creditors, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires has issued a warning message for US citizens living in Argentina or about to travel to the country.

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 08:58 UTC

European airlines cleared to allow passengers use mobile phones and PEDSs

“As a result, passengers will be able to use their PEDs just like in any other mode of transport - throughout the trip,” EASA said.

Airlines across Europe have been cleared to allow passengers' use of mobile phones and portable electronic devices (PEDs) throughout flights. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said there would be no restrictions in place from a safety perspective - a long-held reason for devices to be turned off or placed in “airplane mode”.

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 06:23 UTC

British Airways cuts weekly London/Buenos Aires direct flights to five a week

However the company will continue with its Boeing 777-200 meaning that there will be no reduction in the number of seats per flight.

British Airways will be eliminating two direct flights between Buenos Aires and London beginning 31 March 2015, meaning the weekly schedule will be cut from seven to five flights, mainly because of a drop in the number of passengers.

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