Wednesday, July 1st 2009 - 08:38 UTC

Gibraltar expects record 248 cruise calls and 380.000 visitors this year

The Rock’s air link includes 28 flights per week to UK and 11 to Madrid

The great success of Gibraltar’s cruise industry with record 248 calls scheduled for this year with an estimated 380.000 passengers was underlined by Minister for Development Joe Holliday in his intervention before the local Parliament during the Budget Debate for 2009.

Tuesday, June 30th 2009 - 15:10 UTC

Improvements in Falklands’ public jetty in advance of cruise season

Works should be completed before the beginning of the tourist season.

In anticipation of the next cruise season the Falkland Islands Tourist Board is overseeing several infrastructure projects at the Stanley public jetty which should improve conditions making “visitor safety and comfort first”.

Monday, June 29th 2009 - 10:46 UTC

Punta Arenas expects 30% drop in cruise 2009/2010 activity

Less cruise vessels, means the whole community looses.

The Maritime Chamber from Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile estimates that the number of visitors for the coming 2009/2010 cruise season could drop up to 30% which is equivalent to 29.000 people less.

Saturday, June 27th 2009 - 16:34 UTC

Sustainable Tourism Projected For Chile’s Easter Islands

Sixty thousand tourists visit Easter Island's archaeological

The impact of heavy tourist traffic on Easter Island - 3,500 kilometers from the Chilean coastline – prompted the EuroChile Business Foundation to introduce a new sustainability program aimed at alleviating the growing pressure on the island’s fragile ecosystem, while at the same time benefiting the local community and businesses.

Wednesday, June 24th 2009 - 08:00 UTC

South African airways adds flights to Buenos Aires

Perth in Australia and Lagos, Nigeria are two destinations SAA is also betting on expand.

South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity to its African network in keeping with its African strategy, while strengthening its network with additional flights from Perth, Western Australia and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Thursday, June 18th 2009 - 08:58 UTC

Foreign tourism in Argentina slips 6% during April

Argentina received 744.000 tourists during the first four months of 2009.

Tourists arriving in Argentina through the country’s main international airport, Ezeiza dropped 6% last April compared to the same month a year ago according to the Statistics and Census office, INDEC.

Thursday, June 18th 2009 - 08:53 UTC

Caribbean cruise interrupted because of A/H1N1 influenza

A Spanish cruise ship has been turned away from two Caribbean ports following an outbreak of the A/H1N1 influenza on board. Pullmantur said “Ocean Dream” was refused permission to dock in Grenada and Barbados on Wednesday, with several confirmed cases amongst the crew of the virus.

Wednesday, June 17th 2009 - 07:06 UTC

Falklands’ iconic Cathedral trees face the chop

Three large Cupressus macrocarpa trees have become a growing cause for concern for the members of the Council of Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley, Falkland Islands and are now set to be chopped down.

Tuesday, June 16th 2009 - 13:02 UTC

Falkland Islands: New look site for holiday company

HOLIDAYING in the Falklands for both local and overseas clients has been made an even more tempting prospect, courtesy of the stunning photography and imaginative ideas on the brand new website launched by Falkland Islands Holidays.

Friday, June 12th 2009 - 18:08 UTC

Lack of snow postpones beginning of Chile’s ski season

The winter sports industry eagerly hoping for “bad weather”

Ski addicts will have to wait a little longer this year before they can begin gliding down Chilean slopes. Although ski resorts were set to open this week, the lack of precipitation - and consequently of snow – has forced ski resorts to postpone their openings until at least the end of June.


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