Tourism

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Sunday, June 7th 2009 - 13:47 UTC

New Chilean domestic airline takes off June 18

Private carrier, Principal Airlines begins flying to north Chile

Principal Airlines’ (PAL) imminent domestic service between Santiago, Antofagasta, and Iquique has officially received flight authorization from the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority.

Thursday, June 4th 2009 - 15:35 UTC

Argentina and Chile will host Dakar Rally 2010

The rugged terrains of the Andes and Patagonia where the competition will take place

Following the success of the 2009 Dakar Rally, Argentina and Chile have once again been awarded the 2010 Dakar Rally. The rally will start and finish in Buenos Aires, with stages taking place in both Argentina and Chile.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009 - 21:40 UTC

Land-based tourism worth £3.2 million a year to the Falkland Islands

A typical farm, Port Howard Settlement in the West Falklands

According to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board, overnight visitors spent an estimated £3.2 million in the Falkland Islands in 2008.

Monday, June 1st 2009 - 20:54 UTC

Airbus confirm that an A330-200 operated by Air France has been lost

An Air France plane flying from Brazil to Paris has gone missing with 228 people on board, the airline informed today.

Monday, June 1st 2009 - 13:28 UTC

Uruguay optimistic about tourism industry prospects

Minister Lescano said number of tourists visiting Uruguay this year has increased 5%

Uruguay’s Tourism minister is optimistic about the evolution of the industry and forecasts 2009 will be a better year in US dollars, than 2008. In spite of the global slowdown and the influenza scare the flow of visitors to Uruguay remains steady and is expected to improve 5% over last year.

Sunday, May 31st 2009 - 15:27 UTC

“Swine flu cruise” with 2.000 passengers cancels trip to Great Barrier Reef

Eighty-three passengers disembarked in Australia Saturday from the “swine flu ship” Pacific Dawn after it was allowed to dock in Brisbane, officials said.

Sunday, May 31st 2009 - 00:21 UTC

Big Ben rings in its 150th anniversary on Sunday

Defiantly low-tech yet accurate to the second, Big Ben is having its 150th birthday Sunday, its Victorian chimes carrying the sound of Britain into the 21st century.

Saturday, May 30th 2009 - 15:35 UTC

Barcelona-Gibraltar flights delayed by a month

Busy air traffic with Madrid on weekends, not so the rest of the week.

Aerolineas Ándalus will delay the launch of flights between British Overseas Territory Gibraltar and Barcelona, Spain by at least a month because of low demand. The company began selling tickets several weeks ago but few people were buying, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Friday, May 29th 2009 - 03:49 UTC

Easter Island cruise pier could cost between 20 and 70 million USD

Investing for the cruise industry does not come cheap. Tenders to Rapa Nui

Chile's Ministry of Public Works (MOP) recently announced its decision to fund construction of a new docking pier for Easter Island, near the in Rapa Nui part of the island.

Wednesday, May 20th 2009 - 14:21 UTC

Hundred of Argentines pay tribute to an honest taxi driver

The honest taxi driver Santiago Gori

Hundreds of Argentines have donated the equivalent of 32.000 US dollar to a taxi driver who found a bag with 32.500 US dollars in cash in his vehicle and returned it to its owners.

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