Tourism

Tourism
Wednesday, May 20th 2009 - 14:21 UTC

Hundred of Argentines pay tribute to an honest taxi driver

The honest taxi driver Santiago Gori

Hundreds of Argentines have donated the equivalent of 32.000 US dollar to a taxi driver who found a bag with 32.500 US dollars in cash in his vehicle and returned it to its owners.

Wednesday, May 20th 2009 - 07:32 UTC

European cruise industry cautiously optimistic

The cruise industry in Europe will grow in 2009, but at a slower pace than in the past three years due to the economic crisis, the European Cruise Council (ECC) predicts, reports Travel Weekly.co.uk.

Tuesday, May 19th 2009 - 14:48 UTC

Survey of Falklands’ domestic tourism

New research published by the Falkland Islands Tourist Board this week puts an estimated value of £1,122,000 per year on domestic tourism. The estimate was made following a telephone survey carried out during March 2009, which also enabled the tourist board to calculate that 11,500 domestic trips are taken by Falkland Islanders each year.

Tuesday, May 19th 2009 - 13:46 UTC

US, UK ‘recession-hit’ economies to impact Falklands’ cruise tourism

Downing anticipate a small growth in cruise arrivals in the 2009/10 season

The average annual growth of cruise tourism to the Falklands will not be sustained next season confirmed General Manager of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board, Jake Downing.
“Cruise tourism to the Falklands has been growing at an average annual rate of 13.9% since 2000, but there are a number of factors at play this year which mean we won’t be able to sustain that level of growth next season,” said Mr Downing.

Friday, May 15th 2009 - 08:04 UTC

Year long celebration to commemorate 50 years of NYC Lincoln’s Center

Pte. Dwight D. Eisenhower wields the shovel at the ground breaking ceremony

New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest in the world, officially launched this week a year long celebration of its 50th Anniversary with a commemorative ceremony at Alice Tully Hall.

Thursday, May 14th 2009 - 08:44 UTC

LAN’s passenger traffic up 20% in April; cargo down 25.4%

Chile's leading airline LAN reported this week its passenger traffic rose 19.9% in April, compared with a year earlier, but cargo traffic decreased by 25.4% as Latinamerican trade slowed due to the global economic crisis.

Tuesday, May 12th 2009 - 06:28 UTC

Chilean Patagonia Torres del Paine Park celebrates 50th anniversary

The world famous Torres del Paine national park in Chilean Patagonia is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary and Chilean officials are lobbying to have the region declared humanity wildlife heritage.

Monday, May 11th 2009 - 08:40 UTC

Mexico tourism operators estimate losses could reach 5.5 billion USD

Mexico will experience losses of up to 5.5 billion US dollars this year because of the influenza A/H1N1 virus outbreak which has scared foreign tourists anticipated the Mexican National Tourism Confederation.

Monday, May 11th 2009 - 07:31 UTC

Cruise “Crown Princess” forces BA flight to abort landing in Gibraltar

A British Airways plane had to abort its landing this weekend after a large cruise ship strayed into its flight path as it sailed from Gibraltar, reports the local press.

Friday, May 8th 2009 - 10:32 UTC

Montevideo, best quality of life; Santiago leads in infrastructure

Pocitos beach in Montevideo

Uruguay’s capital Montevideo remains the best city for quality of life for foreign executives in Latinamerica, while Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince is the worst, according to the latest survey from Mercer.

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