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Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 21:31 UTC

Falkland Islands nominated finalists in the Travel Agents Choice Award

The awards are sponsored by “Selling Travel Magazine”, and winners will be announced 15 October

The Falkland Islands have been nominated and are finalists in the Travel Agents Choice Awards sponsored by “Selling Travel Magazine” in the UK. (Previously known as Selling Long Haul Magazine), announced the Falkland Islands Tourism Board. The Falkland Islands have been nominated for “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

IATA claims from Venezuela the 4.1 billion dollars owed to airlines

The blocked monies are from ticket sales in Venezuela and are being held by the government in breach of international treaties

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Venezuelan government to honor the commitment it made in March to permit airlines to repatriate in full and at fair exchange rates airline funds being blocked in the country.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 19:30 UTC

Falklands Tourist Board planning strong presence at UK Bird Fair and World Market Travel

The aim of the Fair is to get birdwatchers to celebrate birds and to develop a commercial fair for the bird watching industry

Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) has been busy over the past weeks planning for upcoming events in the UK. The first event is in just three weeks when FITB will again be attending Bird Fair at Rutland Wildlife Reserve in Oakham, UK.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 22:36 UTC

US and EU ban airline flights to Israel after Hamas rocket lands near Tel Aviv airport

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the ban and said it would continue to monitor the situation.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, is prohibiting US airlines from flying to Israel's international airport in Tel Aviv for 24 hours, after a rocket fired by Hamas militants in Gaza landed nearby, damaging a house and slightly injuring one Israeli. European airlines quickly canceled their flights as well.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 21:10 UTC

“We are Falklands” photo exhibition opened in The Mall Galleries in London

Falkland Islands government representative in London Sukey Cameron during the opening of the exhibition

“We Are Falklands” an exhibition collecting works from Falkland Islanders and amateur photographers opened on Monday to the general public at The Mall Galleries in central London.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 08:10 UTC

“Busy and diverse tourism season” South Georgia tells IAATO meeting

Vessels like Ortelius and Ushuaia, made 55 visits to South Georgia during the last tourist season

In the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands’ annual address to the tourism industry at the IAATO (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators) meeting in Providence, Richard McKee, GSGSSI Executive Officer summarized the 2013-14 season as “incredibly busy and diverse” given the 55 cruise ship calls.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

Embraer's 20-year market outlook: 6,250 new jets in 70 to 130-seat segment

The C-190, one of Embraer's most successful 70 to 130-seat jet aircraft

Brazil leading aircraft manufacturer and space research company, Embraer has released its Market Outlook 2014-2033 which details the company's forecast for deliveries of new 70 to 130-seat jet aircraft over the next twenty years. The report examines the main drivers contributing to air transport growth and reviews projected deliveries by world region.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 08:27 UTC

Today we are all Malaysians: ICTP Chairman issues statement

 Steinmetz: “our prayers are with the families of the victims of the terrible Malaysia Airlines shot down ”

”The World travel and tourism industry must come together and take leadership after the Malaysia Airlines (MH17) incident.” This is the opinion voiced by Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, Chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 08:04 UTC

Gibraltar with port fee and re-fuelling discounts to attract cruise business

Gibraltar fully aware of the importance of the Port of Gibraltar in the overall performance of the economy, said Costa

Neil Costa, Gibraltar Minister for Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public Transport and the Port, has welcomed the introduction of new port fee discounts and said they will further enhance the competitiveness of the Port of Gibraltar.

Monday, July 7th 2014 - 22:09 UTC

Stricter controls in airports: charge cell-phone next time you fly to the US

 Overseas flights to the US will not permit “powerless devices”: cell-phones and computers that cannot be turned on

The United States is tightening border controls so that if your cell-phone is out of power the next time you fly to the US from overseas, you might have to leave it behind.

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