Tourism

Tourism
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 - 10:54 UTC

Chile to invest 180 million USD in tourism infrastructure

Improving Patagonia and southern islands ports for the cruise industry is at the core of the project

In a nod to the luxury cruiser industry, Chile’s government says it will invest more than 180 million US dollars to improve and expand tourism infrastructure to convince foreign travellers to visit the country.

Tuesday, August 4th 2009 - 09:36 UTC

Thousands of “eclipse tourists” expected to flock to Easter Island in July 2010

Prices have soared at the Moai statues island: 3.000 USD for a four-night package

Thousands of visitors are set to fly to Chile’s Easter Island to view the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century scheduled for July 11, 2010. But Easter Island inhabitants warn the tiny isle cannot accommodate so many people.

Friday, July 31st 2009 - 06:55 UTC

Cruise tourism brings £ 4.2 million to Falklands’ economy

Most visitors interviewed said they were interested in returning for a Falklands’ land-based holiday

Cruise tourism brought almost £ 4.2 million (almost 7 million US dollars) revenue to the Falkland Islands in the 2008-09 season, according to the Friday release from the Falklands Islands Tourist Board.

Monday, July 27th 2009 - 12:15 UTC

Fin whale wedged to the bow of cruise ship in Canada

Sapphire Princess docked at Vancouver with the unexpected catch (CP)

A rare whale was discovered wedged on to the bow of a cruise ship when it docked in a Canadian port Saturday morning. The 21 metres fin whale, a threatened species in Canada, was found when the Sapphire Princess docked at the Port of Vancouver, the cruise company said.

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009 - 08:31 UTC

Growing number of Chileans opting for domestic tourism

The flu and budget concerns weigh heavily in holiday decisions

Given current health and budget concerns, fewer Chileans are travelling abroad these days. Domestic tourism, however, continues to be a booming internal industry.

Monday, July 20th 2009 - 13:34 UTC

Number of tourists arriving in Argentina falls for eighth month running

151.000 tourists spent 184.5 million USD in May

In May, for the eighth month running the number of foreign tourists visiting Argentina has dropped, mainly because of the global crisis, the A/H1N1 virus flu pandemic and domestic inflation.

Monday, July 20th 2009 - 13:24 UTC

From pumas to penguins in Southern Chile Patagonian safaris

Punta Arenas is the hub of the new tourism experience

The Chilean Patagonian steppe is the setting for the development of a series of projects designed to link the region's landscape with its native fauna. Pumas, rheas, guanacos and hares feature among the major attractions in this emerging tourist sector.

Monday, July 20th 2009 - 13:11 UTC

Tourism and fisheries turned successful for South Georgia in 2008

A slight change in sea-surface temperatures anticipate a poor krill season

Fisheries and tourism turned 2008 into a successful year for the South Georgia Government according to the address from HE the Commissioner Alan Huckle read out at the South Georgia Association (SGA) AGM. But 2009 could have surprises, he also anticipated.

Saturday, July 18th 2009 - 15:06 UTC

Major celebration for SS Great Britain’s 40th anniversary return to Bristol

SS Great Britain was towed on a pontoon 8,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from the Falklands to UK.

A small army of volunteers will be collecting and sifting through thousands of memories over the next year in the run up to the 40th anniversary celebrations of the SS Great Britain’s return to Bristol from the Falkland Islands.

Monday, July 13th 2009 - 12:11 UTC

Chileans take advantage of cruise ship deals

Next big cruise liner sale scheduled for August 8

Chilean tourism agencies are now selling cruise-ship packages at heavily discounted prices to combat the drop in sales brought on by the worldwide economic crisis.
Two weeks ago Corte Ingles Travel held an overnight sale auction on their cruises, attended by more than 200 people.

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