Tourism

Tourism
Friday, April 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Antarctica tour operators meeting in Punta del Este

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, IAATA, will be holding its19th Annual General Meeting in Punta del Este, Uruguay from April 28 to May first. The changing industry and challenges, particularly environmental and safety will figure top of the agenda.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Latam air accident rate double world average claims IATA

IATA Director General and CEO Giovanni Bisignani

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Monday for the Latin American aviation industry to redouble its efforts to drive down the accident rate in the region and better coordinate safety regulations.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chile receives less than 30% of S America cruises

Chile must take action in order to attract more cruises to the country.

Chile receives 2% of the world's cruise tourists, according to a report port experts presented this week to Chile's System of Public Companies (SEP). The researchers recommended Chile take action in order to attract more cruisers to the country's shores.

Monday, March 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

British Airways £4.5 billion Chaos Terminal in Heathrow

British Airways' passengers are this morning waking up to news that 54 flights at Heathrow's Terminal Five have been cancelled, with the airline admitting it could not predict when the crisis would end.

Monday, March 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Environmentalist call for curb on Antarctic shipping

The stricken M/S Explorer sank off the Antarctic coast  last November

Environmental campaigners are calling for greater restrictions on shipping around Antarctica in order to prevent damage to its unique ecosystems.

Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Global and regional poor rating for Chilean air facilities

Santiago airport

Bad flight connections, long waiting lines and restricted flight options are some of the reasons a recent World Economic Forum study placed Chile 7th among Latin American nations in airline services. Worldwide, Chile ranked 50th, with a 3.4 mark on a scale of one to seven.

Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islanders shocked by flight price increase

MOD/RAF charter OAI DC10-30 airbridge aircrafts

FALKLAND Islanders are reeling from another increase in the cost of a flight on the Royal Air Force airbridge from Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falklands to RAF Brize Norton in the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chile: Finnish tourist held over Easter Island ear

Authorities on the island are inspecting the statue to see if it can be repaired

The authorities on Easter Island have detained a Finnish tourist on suspicion of trying to steal an earlobe of one of the world-famous moai stone statues.

Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

James Bond latest thrill begun to be filmed in north Chile

007 Craig and his wife

As the mysterious 007 agent he represents in the film, Daniel Craig has been out of the limelight, locked in his hotel since he arrived Tuesday night to Antofagasta, in the north of Chile for the filming of “Quantum of solace”.

Tuesday, March 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Singapore's A380 superjumbo starts London route

Amid pomp and ceremony, the world's biggest passenger plane, the Airbus A380 superjumbo, headed for Heathrow airport on its first commercial flight to Europe.

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