The results of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board’s first online marketing campaign in the UK have been outstanding, according to Jake Downing, General Manager of FITB.
British Airways reported a record pre-tax loss Friday of more than 485 million US dollars, another setback for the airline as it faces the threat of strikes over the Christmas period.
Chile’s largest Eco-Tourism firms, Nomads, plans to develop new tour routes after acquiring 22.000 hectares of un-spoiled land in southern Chile. The company hopes to create a conservation zone to protect various protected species living in the area.
Buenos Aires City is looking forward to what it considers a “very good cruise season” with the number of visitors increasing 11% and the number of calls 15%, according to Hernán Lombardi Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Argentine capital.
Chilean authorities have just launched a new 4 million US dollars advertising campaign to attract more Brazilians to visit Chile. Funded by Tourism Chile and the National Economic Development Agency (CORFO), the promotion aims to increase the number of Brazilian tourists visiting Chile by 30%.
With the departure last week of icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov (*), Ushuaia marked the beginning of the Antarctica cruise season. Located in the extreme south of Argentina Ushuaia has become the gateway for Antarctic cruises virtually monopolizing 92% of the traffic
The world's largest cruise liner began Friday its maiden voyage to Florida, gliding out from a shipyard in Finland with an amphitheatre, basketball courts and an ice rink on board. The 16-deck Oasis of the Seas spans 360 metres from bow to stern. Its 2,700 cabins can accommodate 6,300 passengers and 2,100 crew.
The Gibraltar Tourist Board held a tourism workshop in Madrid, Spain this week, in conjunction with Ándalus Líneas Aéreas, as part of the Rock’s government’s commitment to an ongoing joint marketing drive with the airline in Spain.
The Chilean National Service of Tourism (SERNATUR) in November will open a new route through the Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile’s Patagonia, that will offer geologic and physical information about eleven specific sites within the park.
The final pieces are falling into place for “Oasis of the Seas” with the ship's future owners Royal Caribbean and homeport Fort Lauderdale in Florida State poised to introduce the world to the largest cruise ship ever built.