A bill allowing cruise vessels to operate their on board casinos and other gambling activities while in Chilean territorial waters was presented Tuesday in the Chilean congress. The proposal is a long standing demand from the international cruise industry.
It was a tight squeeze for a giant new cruise ship sailing from Europe to its home port in in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over the weekend.
Punta Arenas launched Sunday the “Chilean Antarctica Day” celebrations that are programmed to last a full week including the visit of Chilean president Sebastián Piñera and his Ecuadorean peer Rafael Correa, specially invited for the occasion.
Chile’s DAP airlines, which at one time was the link between Punta Arenas and the Falkland Islands, has incorporated a second BAE-146 for seasonal charter flights to Antarctica.
Peruvian President Alan Garcia is proposing to Chilean President Sebastian Piñera a zone for free movement of goods, people and capital, a zone that would include Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.
Chile’s flag carrier, LAN Airlines announced Wednesday an agreement to acquire 98.942% of the outstanding shares of Colombian airline AIRES, through the purchase of its parent entities.
Next November 13 the Holland America Line “Veendam” will be calling in Montevideo with 1.400 passengers signalling the official beginning of the cruise season in Uruguay expected to extend until April 4.
Buenos Aires received on Friday the first cruise call of the season with the arrival of the “National Geographic Explorer” and 139 visitors.
Chile's Patagonian region is home to one of the most incredibly vast expanses of virtually untouched ecosystems on the planet. Within this ecological haven lies a region known as the Aisén Region, a sprawling epicentre of glacial waterways and biodiversity, soon to be subject of a new ecotourism operation run by the Centre for Ecosystem Research in Patagonia (CIEP).
A United Kingdom independent online travel company specializing in wilderness adventures is expecting at least a 10% rise in sales in the next year after adding extra destinations to its portfolio, including the Falkland Islands.