An expedition vessel with 184 passengers and crew onboard -- including 51 British guests and a BBC film crew-- is on the move again after being wedged in the ice of Antarctica's Weddell Sea since Friday.
Thirty-three different cruise vessels are scheduled to visit a total of around 215 Falkland Islands destinations in the coming season.
The Captain Khlebnikov (*) icebreaker of the Far East Shipping Company (FESCO) has stranded in the Antarctic ice.
Gibraltar is participating this week at the World Travel Market (WTM) at the ExCel exhibition centre in London. For the first time Gibraltar’s stand will be located in the United Kingdom & Ireland hall of the event.
South Georgia received the first cruise ship of the season Ushuaia October 6th when she arrived at Grytviken. The Panamanian flagged vessel operated by Argentina’s Antarpply Expeditions, based returned on a separate cruise on the 27th.
Uruguay’s 2009/2010 cruise season is scheduled to begin next November 20th in Montevideo with the arrival of “Minerva” and four days later in Punta del Este with “MSC Musica”.
The first international cruise called this week in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, signalling the official beginning of the 2009/10 season which local tourist operators are anticipating is going to suffer a significant fall from the previous.
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.