Tourism

Tourism
Sunday, February 3rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Crocodiles' possible “missing link” presented in Rio

"Montealtosuchus arrudacamposi"  a prehistoric crocodile

The fossil of a land-bound reptile that could be a link between prehistoric and modern-day crocodiles was put on public display for the first time at the Federal University of Rio do Janeiro, reports National Geographic.

Sunday, February 3rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Passengers survive plane crash in Bolivia

Lloyd Aereo Boliviano crashed in the forrest

A plane carrying more than 150 people crash-landed in a bog in eastern Bolivia last Friday after fierce storms turned it away from its destination and it tried to reach another airport hundreds of miles away, according to officials and news reports. All on board survived.

Saturday, February 2nd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Bad weather cancels QE 2 Falklands call; RAF farewell display

The much anticipated final visit to the Falkland Islands by the Queen Elizabeth 2 passenger liner has had to be cancelled, reports FIRS.

Saturday, February 2nd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Maradona's “hand of God” apology “too little, too late”

England's goalkeeper Peter Shilton has branded Diego Maradona's apology for his sly “Hand of God” goal in the 1986 World Cup as “too little, too late”.

Thursday, January 31st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands waiting for majestic QE2 on her final world cruise

Q2 leaving Montevideo port in her last call

The world-famous Queen Elizabeth 2 passenger liner on her final world cruise left Montevideo on Wednesday and is expected to call in the Falkland Islands on Friday. It was her tenth and last call to Montevideo.

Wednesday, January 30th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

HMS Endurance locates Antarctic wreck of Explorer

Cap Tarrant: I'm very proud of my team

HMS Endurance has located the wreck of the cruise liner M/S Explorer, which sank in Antarctic waters last year, reported the Royal Navy ice patrol ship.

Tuesday, January 29th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Record visitors to Torres del Paine park in south Chile

Torres del Paine Park

Visitors to Chile's world famous Torres del Paine national park in Patagonia reached a new record in 2007 and in the current summer season an average of over a thousand tourists cross the park's checkpoints daily.

Tuesday, January 29th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

“Good” global tourism outlook after a record 2007

Mr. Francesco Frangialli, Secretary-General of WTO

Global tourism soared to a record performance in 2007, led by emerging markets, and the outlook remains good despite financial crises and high oil prices, the UN World Tourism Organisation said Tuesday in Madrid.

Monday, January 28th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

A group of 16 Brits touring Magallanes on bicycles

This week sixteen British adventurers who have chosen bicycles for sport and pleasure will be arriving in the extreme south of Chile for a sixteen days tour of the Magallanes region including Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine national park, reports Punta Arenas La Prensa Austral.

Thursday, January 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

British Airways daily non stop flights London Buenos Aires

BA will be flying everyday to Bs. Aires from next October

British Airways has announced plans to significantly increase services to South America with a daily direct flight to Buenos Aires and starting next winter non-stop flights to Rio de Janeiro.

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