Monday, July 13th 2009 - 12:03 UTC

Santiago, Montevideo, among cheapest cities for tourists

Inflation is threatening the capital of Argentina Buenos Aires, a magnet for tourists.

Santiago is one of the cheapest cities for foreigners, according to a survey published by finance consultancy Mercer. The Chilean capital is the fourth most economical city in Latinamerica and the 15th cheapest worldwide. The Uruguayan capital Montevideo also figures among the most accessible and liveable cities in the region.

Friday, July 10th 2009 - 12:31 UTC

Cruise passengers ill with Norovirus virus demand refund

Marco Polo passengers warned they won’t disembark unless they are contemplated

Passengers on a cruise liner at the centre of a virus outbreak have said they will stay on the ship until they are promised their money back. The Marco Polo has been berthed at Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth in Scotland since Monday after hundreds of passengers and crew became ill with norovirus.

Friday, July 10th 2009 - 12:03 UTC

Arrogant, ill mannered French tourists the worst in the world

Bonjour and merci absent from French tourists’ lingo

Already judged to be Europe’s worst tourists last year, the French have now been named as the worst in the world. In a survey of 4.500 international hotel owners, they are criticized for not speaking foreign languages and of being arrogant and tight with their cash.

Tuesday, July 7th 2009 - 10:01 UTC

Possible first death of Norovirus on cruise vessel

Over 150 of the 800 passengers of Marco Polo have been taken ill.

A man has died and more than 150 people have taken ill on board a cruise liner berthed in Invergordon, Easter Ross, Scotland. The vomiting bug, norovirus, is thought to have taken hold on the Marco Polo, which is touring the UK and Ireland with about 800 passengers and 350 crew members.

Monday, July 6th 2009 - 19:43 UTC

“Colombian Musicians in New York”

The Encounter of Colombian Musicians in New York was founded in 2003 by Colombian pianist, composer, and bandleader Pablo Mayor

A large crowd was drawn to New York's Highline Ballroom for the VI Encuentro of Colombian Musicians. This annual music and dance gathering of Colombian musicians in New York, brought together a marathon of 20 of NYC’s most renowned Colombian bands, celebrating the diverse Colombian genres of cumbia, currulao, vallenato, joropo, bambuco, pasillo, and other diverse rhythms, all originally from Colombia.

Monday, July 6th 2009 - 10:10 UTC

Buenos Aires expects 155 calls next 2009/2010 cruise season

Argentine officials expect 300.000 visitors

Buenos Aires port cruise terminal expects 155 calls during the coming 2009/2010 season, which is 13 more than last summer according to the latest information from the Argentine Ports Administration Office. This represents an increase of 13 over the previous season.

Friday, July 3rd 2009 - 01:13 UTC

IMO to Consider Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil in Antarctic Waters

Earlier this week we published the position of CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association on some of the possible effects of the heavy fuel oil ban in Antarctic water for the industry, if the initiative is passed and approved by the International Maritime Organization.

Thursday, July 2nd 2009 - 04:26 UTC

Antarctica heavy fuels ban effect on Falklands’ tourism to be impressed on London

The Cruise Lines International Association predicts great reduction in trade if Antarctica segment has to be cancelled.

The potential catastrophic effect of the Antarctic heavy fuel oil ban on the Falkland Islands economy is to be impressed on the British Government by Falklands’ politicians.

Wednesday, July 1st 2009 - 08:38 UTC

Gibraltar expects record 248 cruise calls and 380.000 visitors this year

The Rock’s air link includes 28 flights per week to UK and 11 to Madrid

The great success of Gibraltar’s cruise industry with record 248 calls scheduled for this year with an estimated 380.000 passengers was underlined by Minister for Development Joe Holliday in his intervention before the local Parliament during the Budget Debate for 2009.

Tuesday, June 30th 2009 - 15:10 UTC

Improvements in Falklands’ public jetty in advance of cruise season

Works should be completed before the beginning of the tourist season.

In anticipation of the next cruise season the Falkland Islands Tourist Board is overseeing several infrastructure projects at the Stanley public jetty which should improve conditions making “visitor safety and comfort first”.


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