Tourism

Tourism
Tuesday, October 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Tourism promotes understanding among cultures says UN

Tourism can play a key role in advancing understanding among cultures, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands' airbridge with “premium economy” seats

Improve legs space for the 18 hours flight

Civilians traveling on the Brize Norton-Falkland Islands RAF airbridge will have access to “premium economy” seats for the price of 3.091 pound sterling return.

Sunday, October 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Royal Navy disaster relief exercise of cruise in S. Atlantic

HMS Southampton's lynx helicopter  during Exercise Cape Reach (Photo RN)

Battling her way through 800 miles of ferocious seas between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, the Royal Navy Atlantic South patrol and an auxiliary vessel carried out this month a disaster relief exercise based around a typical South Atlantic cruise vessel visiting South Georgia and which supposedly had ran aground in deteriorating weather.

Saturday, October 27th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

FIFA recommend Brazil's bid to host 2014 World Cup

Brazil is the only country in the running to host the 2014 World Football Cup competition, which is set to be staged in South America due to Fifa's rotation system. Inspectors have sent a report to the Fifa executive committee indicating their approval, and a decision will be announced next Tuesday.

Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

“The Sweet Toast of New York” ( and Rio...and Sao Paulo...and Tokyo)

Chefs Philippe Bertineau & François Payard

This month, Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a “tasty” party of New York's “A List” guests. It is not surprising that this wonderful French pâtisserie and bistro still is, after 10 years, unique and the preferred destination for all of those who have not only a sweet tooth, but also a discerning palate.

Wednesday, October 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina has average cheaper domestic and regional air rates

Argentine flag airline Aerolinias Argentinas

Argentina has the lowest domestic air rates in Latinamerica and the Caribbean according to the latest report from American Express Business Travel Monitor released this week. Argentina's air rates are also among the cheapest in the “inter-regional” and international flights to United States and Europe says the report which monitored rates during the first six months of this year.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Successful LAN business plan exceeds expectations

LAN Chile officials disclosed this week that its plan to increase air traffic by 50 percent through the addition of new daily flights was too low an estimate. Halfway through the plan's implementation – which will run through the end of 2008 –LAN officials now believe that the actual figure will be 65 percent by the time the plan is fully applied.

Monday, October 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Prepare for Genesis cruise vessels with 5.400 pax

Project Genesis new generation vessels will be sailing by 2009

The cruise industry is booming and two huge new generation vessels with capacity for 5.400 passengers each are scheduled to be delivered in 2009 and 2010, ordered by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, RCCL, reports Finland's Aker Yards.

Sunday, October 21st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

On line booking system for hostels in Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile is experimenting with an on line booking system for hostels and home lodgings which should be fully operational by next mid January, reports the local press.

Friday, October 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Mexican Congress approves landing fee for cruise visitors

Mexico will charge a 5 US dollar per capita landing fee to all foreign visitors calling in Mexican ports as of next year if President Felipe Calderon signs the bill which was approved Thursday by Congress.

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