Tourism

Tourism
Thursday, January 31st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands waiting for majestic QE2 on her final world cruise

Q2 leaving Montevideo port in her last call

The world-famous Queen Elizabeth 2 passenger liner on her final world cruise left Montevideo on Wednesday and is expected to call in the Falkland Islands on Friday. It was her tenth and last call to Montevideo.

Wednesday, January 30th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

HMS Endurance locates Antarctic wreck of Explorer

Cap Tarrant: I'm very proud of my team

HMS Endurance has located the wreck of the cruise liner M/S Explorer, which sank in Antarctic waters last year, reported the Royal Navy ice patrol ship.

Tuesday, January 29th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Record visitors to Torres del Paine park in south Chile

Torres del Paine Park

Visitors to Chile's world famous Torres del Paine national park in Patagonia reached a new record in 2007 and in the current summer season an average of over a thousand tourists cross the park's checkpoints daily.

Tuesday, January 29th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

“Good” global tourism outlook after a record 2007

Mr. Francesco Frangialli, Secretary-General of WTO

Global tourism soared to a record performance in 2007, led by emerging markets, and the outlook remains good despite financial crises and high oil prices, the UN World Tourism Organisation said Tuesday in Madrid.

Monday, January 28th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

A group of 16 Brits touring Magallanes on bicycles

This week sixteen British adventurers who have chosen bicycles for sport and pleasure will be arriving in the extreme south of Chile for a sixteen days tour of the Magallanes region including Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine national park, reports Punta Arenas La Prensa Austral.

Thursday, January 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

British Airways daily non stop flights London Buenos Aires

BA will be flying everyday to Bs. Aires from next October

British Airways has announced plans to significantly increase services to South America with a daily direct flight to Buenos Aires and starting next winter non-stop flights to Rio de Janeiro.

Sunday, January 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Argentine flight delays spark passenger violence

Passangers angry broke check-in screen

Frustrated passengers smashed ticket counters and threw objects at airline staff at Argentina's main airport on Saturday after the country's flagship airline canceled international flights for a second day.

Sunday, January 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Australians arrive in NZ by kayak after 62 days

Two Australians have become the first people to paddle to New Zealand across the Tasman Sea in a kayak.

Saturday, January 12th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Chile backs proposal for Dakar Rally in South America

The Chilean government will back a proposal to bring the Dakar Rally to South America after terrorist threats forced the cancellation of the off-road endurance race traditionally staged across the Sahara desert.

Saturday, January 12th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Nepal/NZ mourn loss of Mount Everest colossus conqueror

Sir Edmund Hillary at the 50th Anniversary of Scott Base

Nepal, the country of Mount Everest, has been remembering Sir Edmund Hillary, the joint first conqueror of the summit. Sir Edmund died in his native New Zealand, aged 88, after a heart attack.

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