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Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 13:09 UTC

Brazil liberates international air passenger fares

Brazil’s Civil Aviation Agency, ANAC, announced Wednesday the gradual liberation of air fares for all international flights departing from Brazil. The decision applies to all regular airlines, national or international and will be arranged according to a one year chronogram.

Monday, April 20th 2009 - 06:29 UTC

Uruguay’s cruise season “very good”; caution about 2009/2010

Busy cruise season at Punta del Este

The 2008/09 cruise season in Uruguay has come to an end over the weekend totalling 169 calls which is 87% higher than the previous season. However the big news is that while the port of the capital Montevideo virtually received the same number of tourists, the exclusive South Atlantic sea-side resort of Punta del Este almost doubled the calls.

Saturday, April 18th 2009 - 13:10 UTC

Agreement on new limits for Antarctica tourism

Countries with ties to Antarctica have adopted US proposals to limit tourism in the region, in a bid to protect the fragile ecosystem of the continent.

Friday, April 17th 2009 - 08:22 UTC

Gibraltar-Madrid daily flights will resume next April 30

Flights between Gibraltar and Spanish capital Madrid will be resumed later this month (April 30th) according to Andalus General Director Fernando Guerrero, who made the announcement this week at a presentation by the regional airline in the Campo Mancomunidad, in Algeciras.

Thursday, April 16th 2009 - 01:24 UTC

Valparaiso port expects less cruise activity next season

Chile’s Valparaiso port authorities confirmed that 15 cruise voyages that were planning to visit the port next season have now been suspended. Making matters even worse, vacation cruise companies Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Discovery confirmed they no longer plan to dock in Chile because of high operational costs.

Wednesday, April 15th 2009 - 05:05 UTC

“Aurora” round-the-world cruise ends short and with compensation demand

The stricken cruise ship Aurora has arrived back in Britain amid the threat of legal action from passengers, reports The Daily Telegraph. Engine trouble forced the ship to miss out three ports in New Zealand and two in the Pacific Islands on the £16,000 per passenger round-the-world trip.

Tuesday, April 14th 2009 - 11:48 UTC

Obama’s Cuba policy triggers strong hopes from cruise operators

Shares of Miami-based cruise operator Royal Caribbean jumped on Monday on news that the administration of President Barack Obama was allowing Cuban Americans to travel more freely to the Castro-family ruled island.

Sunday, April 12th 2009 - 05:55 UTC

Visitor numbers down for Chile’s Torres del Paine

Visits to Chilean Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park were down slightly this tourist season, which began in October, 2008, and ended last month.

Saturday, April 11th 2009 - 19:33 UTC

Cruise industry’s trust in further growth suggests continued prosperity in Falklands

Albeit intensely debating the global economic downturn and its impact on tourism, this year’s Seatrade Miami Cruise convention – the world’s most important gathering of cruise industry professionals – has emitted a generally positive signal: The industry believes in continued growth.

Friday, April 10th 2009 - 09:36 UTC

Ten cruise vessels, yachts and RN vessels visit South Georgia

Ten cruise ships visited South Georgia Island in March, the last month of the main tourist season. According to SGIsland News Alert these included the unusual and beautiful 38-passenger sailing ship “Bark Europa” and one ship had a expedition group aboard who successfully completed the Shackleton Crossing from King Haakon Bay to Stromness.

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