Tourism

Tourism
Thursday, October 18th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Air Comet becomes Chile's second largest domestic carrier

Air Comet Airbus A 340

Air Comet Chile, known until recently as Aerolíneas del Sur, is now the largest domestic carrier after LAN Chile, with 18% of the market. The figure represents a 10% increase in market-share in just under a year.

Wednesday, October 17th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands and MOD discussing improving airbridge “quality”

FCO and FIG reviewing the Joint Position Statement

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) are in negotiations with the UK Foreign Office to improve the 'quality and deliverability' to Islanders of the military airbridge between the islands and UK.

Wednesday, October 17th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Holland edge closer to Euro '08 qualification

Holland are virtually certain to qualify for the 2008 European Championships after an unimpressive 2-0 victory over Slovenia. The Dutch need just two points against the bottom teams Luxembourg and Belarus to be certain of qualification.

Tuesday, October 16th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

“Nordnorge” opens Bs. Aires 2007/08 cruise season

           “Nordnorge”  docking to Bs. Aires port

Norwegian flagged vessel Nordnorge opened this week in Buenos Aires the Argentine cruise season which will extend until April 2 next year and include at least 99 calls of major cruise vessels, according to the local Tourist Office.

Tuesday, October 16th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

New giant plant eater dinosaur found in Argentine Patagonia

The team of paleologits proudly show samples discovered

A team of Argentine and Brazilian paleontologists announced the discovery of a new dinosaur species ? a giant, Patagonian plant-eater ? that lived 88 million years ago.

Sunday, October 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Summer time rules in Chile with clocks advanced 60 minutes

Chile Summer time begins midnight Saturday when clocks have to be advanced sixty minutes. This leaves Chile three hours behind Greenwich meridian time, GMT.

Friday, October 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

“This is New York” campaign targets 50 m. tourists by 2015

Tourists carry shopping bags through Times Square

Tourists love New York and lots of them visit the Big Apple but the city says that's not enough so it is spending big money on a new ad campaign. The goal is to attract 50 million tourists a year by 2015 with the slogan “This is New York”.

Friday, October 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Forty new aircrafts, and four A380, for Aerolineas Argentinas

Airbus A 380

Grupo Marsans the largest tourism and transport group in Spain announced this week it has ordered 73 Airbus aircraft, including four new A380 “Superjumbo”, for its Air Comet and Aerolineas Argentinas fleets.

Wednesday, October 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

600,000 Skiers on Chile's slopes this season

This past winter's unusually cold weather in Chile's central valley had at least one benefit – the mountains were covered in snow, attracting some 600,000 skiers and snowboarders. This figure represents an 11 percent increase compared to the previous season when 522,000 visitors hit the slopes.

Monday, October 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

South Georgia expects busiest cruise season ever

“Nordenorge” will be the first  of sixty cruise  calls in South Georgia

South Georgia is preparing for the busiest cruise ship season ever which is scheduled to begin October 25th with the arrival of “Nordenorge” with 300 passengers, reports the SG government. However the tourist season starts with five yachts (three of them with expedition groups) due to arrive as of October 11th.

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