The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has approved a resolution requiring members' passenger ships to be fitted with satellite tracking devices based on Iridium (Iridium Communications Inc.). The devices will report ships' positions at least once per hour when cruising in Antarctic waters.
The cruise sector in Europe seems to have shrugged off the economic crisis and Gibraltar, in common with many key Mediterranean passenger ports, is reaping the benefit, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.
Uruguay officially opened this week the country’s new Carrasco international air terminal with a capacity to manage 3 million passengers annually, which makes it operational until 2030.
In a report released Monday, the United Nations Human development index ranks Norway as the best place in the world to live. Factors such as life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment, health system and GDP help determine these rankings.
Foreign tourists visiting the world famous Torres del Paine national park in Chilean Patagonia will have to pay a 15.000 Chilean pesos ticket, (approx 30 US dollars) each time they walk into the grounds. The fee for local guides and transport staff is 4.000 Chilean pesos (8 USD).
For any sportsman looking for a challenging opportunity other than barrel-melting with ducks and doves in Uruguay, partridge hunting organized by Black River Outfitters, is the perfect alternative.
Chile’s Cruceros Australis and Comapa tourist agency officially launched last Friday the 2009/2010 Patagonian fiords cruise season in a ceremony held in Punta Arenas, reports La Prensa Austral.
May 1st through September 15th is duck season in Uruguay.
With the Portela Brothers, owners and managers of Black River Outfitters, duck hunters from all over the world have an excellent opportunity to game at one of the finest duck breeding destinations imaginable.
Thousands poured to Rio do Janeiro streets and famous beaches at mid day Friday to celebrate the selection of the city to host the 2016 Olympic Games, beating out Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid.
Candombe, a dance and choreography of strong cultural tradition among the Afro-River Plate population which was originally brought by slaves mainly to Uruguay, was declared Wednesday as belonging to the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Unesco.