Tourism

Tourism
Wednesday, August 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Octopus did you say? Not exactly, it's six arms and two legs

Octopus playing with a Rubik's Cube

A giant Pacific octopus called Mavis has helped researchers to prove that the one thing everyone knows about the creatures is wrong. The name octopus is derived from the Ancient Greek for eight feet. Mavis, who lives in a tank at Weymouth Sea Life Centre, actually has six arms and two legs.

Tuesday, August 12th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Further growth in Falklands tourism anticipated this year

FITB Manager Jake Downing enthusiastic with the coming tourist season

THE Falkland Islands is anticipating a growth of nearly 9% in cruise ship visitors in the coming season.

Monday, August 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Minerva II opens Montevideo 2008/09 cruise season

Minerva II will be the  first cruise call, season 2008/09

The first vessel to call in Montevideo port, Uruguay, this coming 2008/09 cruise season is Minerva II which will be arriving November 21st, according to an official report from local authorities.

Friday, August 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Cruise liner hit by Pacific storm leaves 40 passengers injured

Pacific Sound looks tranquil after the storm

An estimated 40 passengers were injured when a P&O Cruises ship encountered a storm about 400 miles from New Zealand, officials reported in Auckland.

Passengers were treated for broken bones and minor flesh wounds after the Pacific Sun encountered seven meter swells and strong winds Wednesday night, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Thursday, July 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Aerolineas and Austral rated among worst air carriers

Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral have been rated among the worst air carriers out of a total of 90 in five continents according to the Argentine Tourism Law Association, Aadetur, which ranks them 81 and 82.

Wednesday, July 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

P Arenas safest city but minors' drinking major problem

Punta Arenas is the safest city in Chile but it has an important drawback which is minors' alcohol consumption, admitted the Carabineros regional chief Mayor Humberto Riffo during the presentation of the annual report to local authorities.

Sunday, July 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Oxygen cylinder link to Qantas jet 747-400 mid air blast

Boeing 747  hole is observed by a pilot in Manila

Australian investigators are exploring the possibility that an oxygen cylinder could have exploded mid-flight on the Qantas jumbo jet from London that was forced to plunge 20,000 feet and make an emergency landing in the Philippines.

Saturday, July 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Qantas Boeing 747 with a hole of an emergency landing

A hole the size of a small car in the underside of a Qantas jumbo jet carrying 346 passengers forced the pilot to make an emergency landing Friday after a rapid descent over the South China Sea

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chile joins Latam whale and dolphin watching tourism

Whale and dolphin watching

Whales and dolphins are making the tourism market boom, particularly in Chile, where tourism is becoming a key factor of Chile's economic development strategy. More than one million tourists enjoyed viewing cetacean species in Latin America this past year, industry sources report.

Monday, July 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chilean ports system lacking for booming cruise industry

Valparaiso port - Chile

With more than 400.000 tourists passing through Chile's ports in 2007 and an expected 12% growth this year, there is no doubt that cruise trips are gaining popularity in South America. Chile, along with Brazil and Argentina (the ABC triangle) is one of the leading providers of cruises through the southern tip of South America.

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