Tourism

Tourism
Thursday, May 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

American Airlines to charge for checked baggage

With oil prices hitting new records almost daily, the nation's largest air carrier, American Airlines, announced drastic steps Wednesday to “remain viable,” including charging new fees for all checked baggage, slashing domestic flights and laying off thousands of workers.

Tuesday, May 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

As Aerolineas turns Argentine, air fares again hiked 18%

Argentina increased  40% the airflight rates in a month

Argentina's government authorized a new hike in domestic air rates to the tune of 18%, just a month after a similar increase to help airlines face the soaring cost of fuel.

Thursday, May 15th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

International airport next to Torres del Paine Park

A blue print to turn Puerto Natales airfield in the extreme south of Chile into an international airport was announced this week by the regional government.

Tuesday, May 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Heathrow T5 fiasco becomes managers mincing machine

The London Heathrow airport boss who oversaw the opening of Terminal 5 is to leave his job, the airport's owner has said. Mark Bullock had “chosen to leave” his job as the airport's managing director because of a change to management roles, according to Spanish-owned BAA.

Wednesday, April 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands councillor talks tourism at conference

Councillors Cockwell and Richard Stevens are travelling to Gibraltar for a CPA meeting

A Falklands councillor invited to give an opening presentation at a tourism industry infrastructure meeting in Gibraltar will describe the Falklands experience in setting up an industry from nothing.

Sunday, April 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Rotterdamers win cup for Van Marwijk, next Dutch national coach

Bert van Marwijk, soon to succeed Marco van Basten as coach of the Dutch National team, went out on a winning note when his league team Feyenoord convincingly won the Dutch Cup final on Sunday, beating Roda JC by 2-0.

Saturday, April 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Yacht damaged in high seas heading for the Falklands

A Canadian trying to sail non-stop around the world against the wind is heading for the Falkland Islands after been injured and his 12-metre sailboat damaged in a roll-over in the South Atlantic.

Thursday, April 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Punta Arenas airport marks record passenger growth

Passenger traffic in Punta Arenas airport, extreme south of Chile, increased 14% during 2007 according to statistics supplied by the head of the air terminal, Juan Carlos Oneto.

Sunday, April 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Lorca to return to Chile as PSV clinch championship for the 21st time

Chilean international Juan Lorca

Chilean international Juan Lorca will return to Colo Colo as Vitesse Arnhem can not afford to buy the player for the reported €2 millions (euros) that the Chilean club are asking. Lorca's one year loan deal has expired and although he would like to stay in Holland no other club has indicated their intention to sign him.

Wednesday, April 16th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islands King Penguin colony increasing

King Penguins at Volunteer Point

The first pair of King penguins to reside in the Falkland Islands stepped ashore at Volunteer Point, 30 miles north east of Port Stanley, in 1948.

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