Tuesday, May 12th 2009 - 06:28 UTC

Chilean Patagonia Torres del Paine Park celebrates 50th anniversary

The world famous Torres del Paine national park in Chilean Patagonia is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary and Chilean officials are lobbying to have the region declared humanity wildlife heritage.

Monday, May 11th 2009 - 08:40 UTC

Mexico tourism operators estimate losses could reach 5.5 billion USD

Mexico will experience losses of up to 5.5 billion US dollars this year because of the influenza A/H1N1 virus outbreak which has scared foreign tourists anticipated the Mexican National Tourism Confederation.

Monday, May 11th 2009 - 07:31 UTC

Cruise “Crown Princess” forces BA flight to abort landing in Gibraltar

A British Airways plane had to abort its landing this weekend after a large cruise ship strayed into its flight path as it sailed from Gibraltar, reports the local press.

Friday, May 8th 2009 - 10:32 UTC

Montevideo, best quality of life; Santiago leads in infrastructure

Pocitos beach in Montevideo

Uruguay’s capital Montevideo remains the best city for quality of life for foreign executives in Latinamerica, while Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince is the worst, according to the latest survey from Mercer.

Tuesday, May 5th 2009 - 11:10 UTC

Floating ice increasing risk for cruise vessels in Antarctica

Cruise vessel “Explorer” went down in the Bransfield strait

New ice break-offs with dimensions that can’t be properly noticed on the sea surface could become a serious risk for Antarctic cruise vessels in the near future, --even when they are scientifically monitored--, according to Chilean glaciologist Ricardo Jaña from the Chilean Antarctic Institute.

Tuesday, May 5th 2009 - 08:24 UTC

London city, Europe’s dirtiest but also has the best nightlife

London has been named the dirtiest city in Europe for the second year running, in a new poll. It was also seen as the most expensive city on the continent and as having the most tourist traps and the worst-dressed locals, according to the latest TripAdvisor.

Monday, May 4th 2009 - 08:56 UTC

Flu outbreak becomes excuse for trade and tourism restrictions

Three countries worst hit by the global swine flu outbreak have urged economic partners not to allow it to affect international trade. Agricultural ministers from Canada, Mexico and the US said the outbreak should not be used as a reason for unnecessary trade restrictions.

Friday, May 1st 2009 - 12:55 UTC

US tourism industry readies for ban-end to travel and vacation in Cuba

There are growing expectations in the Florida based tourism industry that the US government will let US citizens vacation in Cuba. Next Monday begins a trade fair, considered the largest Caribbean island showcase for tour operators, travel agents, airline and cruise representatives from around the world and all eyes are set on the political decision to open Cuba to US tourists after a 47-year trade embargo, reports USA Today.

Friday, May 1st 2009 - 00:31 UTC

Regional Andalusia airline begins Gibraltar-Madrid airbridge

Gibraltar expressed confidence that Andalus Lineas Aereas, the regional airline that resumes flights from the Rock to the Spanish capital Madrid as from Thursday morning, “is here to stay and will have a long term presence in Gibraltar”, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Thursday, April 30th 2009 - 07:54 UTC

Cruise lines suspend calls at Mexican ports

At least three cruise lines have suspended stops as of this week at Mexican ports because of concerns over the country's swine-flu outbreak. The cancellation of ship visits followed a recommendation issued this week by the U.S. Centres for Disease Control that advised US citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Mexico.


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