A delegation of Brazilian-Japanese tour operators and tourism agencies spent a week in Punta Arenas, guests of Chile’s Tourism Office with the purpose of promoting Chilean Patagonia among the strong and high income Asian community in Brazil.
After two editions in South America, the organizers of the Dakar announced from Paris that the world’s leading rally-raid will take place again in Argentina and Chile in 2011.
British Airways has said Unite's three-day strike will have cost it £21 million under its current best estimate. BA also said that contingency plans to cope with the strike had been very successful and that results for the year to March 31 would be broadly unchanged.
British Airways said it would fly more than 60 percent of passengers with flights booked for this weekend despite a three-day cabin crew strike that risks hurting the Labor government weeks before an election.
With just a few days for the official end of the 2009/2010 cruise season Buenos Aires City is celebrating an increase in the number of ship calls and visitors, according to the preliminary results of a poll contracted by the City’s Tourism Board.
New Zealander Paul Trowell has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board and will take up his duties on 5 April 2010.
For South Georgia February was one of the busiest months in the 2009/10 tourist season with sixteen cruise ships and six yachts visiting the island.
Spanish ports reported growth in cruise passenger numbers last year, despite the impact of the economic downturn on the country’s tourism sector. The country’s state-owned ports handled just over 6 million passengers last year, a 3% increase over figures for 2008.
The Port of Gibraltar is participating of the 26th edition of the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention, which opened at the Miami Beach Convention Centre in Florida. The international exhibition and conference is recognised as the leading cruise industry event.
Royal Caribbean’s cruise vessel “Vision of the Seas” which last week was struck with an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness has again suffered a similar bout while sailing along the Atlantic coast of South America, according to a Brazilian health officials.