Thursday, October 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chile invests in ports facilities for new cruise season

Valparaiso Port

The cruise ship business this coming 2008/2009 season is expected to contribute roughly 45 million US dollars to Chile's economy, according to the Southern Cone Ports Corporation.

Thursday, October 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chile plans to improve air link with Tierra del Fuego

Puerto Williams in Chilean Tierra del Fuego will have its airstrip expanded and facilities improved to allow commercial flights thus helping to increase opportunities for the regional tourism industry.

Sunday, October 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Flyglobespan to lease planes in low season to Chile

South America, a life saving line for low cost  Flygloespan

Flyglobespan, the Scottish low-cost airline which has a contract for the Falkland Islands Brize Norton air bridge, has clinched deals to lease up to four of its aircraft to LAN Chilean Airways over the winter months, according to a report from the Sunday Times.

Sunday, September 28th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chilean vessel completes first Arctic cruise season

Cruise  'Antarctic Dream'

The Chilean cruise vessel “Antarctic Dream” is expected back in Punta Arenas next October 12 after having completed her first northern hemisphere summer season sailing in the Arctic.

Wednesday, September 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Punta Arenas cruise and port services VAT controversy

Cruises at Punta Arenas jetty

Chile's Free Competition tribunal ruled that legislation allowing the reimbursement of VAT (value added tax) only to foreign cruise companies was discriminatory for the domestic cruise industry.

Monday, September 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Lan Argentina aggress to fly four times a week to Rio Gallegos

Lan Argentina and the Patagonian Santa Cruz government agreed to three more weekly flights to Rio Gallegos for a six month trial period beginning November first. The announcement was made by Governor Daniel Peralta and Pablo Querol head of Lan Argentina Institutional Relations.

Saturday, September 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

New issue of Gibraltar stamps dedicated to cruise vessels

Gibraltar pays tribute to one of its main industries, tourism with a set of stamps dedicated to cruise vessels. The last of the series of the Gibraltar Cruise Ships set of stamps is comprised of 4 stamps, Miniature Sheet and a Special Folder.

Wednesday, September 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

“Mare Australis” opened cruise season in Ushuaia

Cruise 'Mare Australis'

Last Tuesday Ushuaia, in Argentine Tierra del Fuego, declared the 2008/09 cruise season officially inaugurated with the arrival of Chilean flagged “Mare Australis”, reports the local press.

Monday, September 15th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Punta Arenas rated by residents as the safest city in Chile

Punta Arenas is Chile's city with the lowest percentage of victimized homes and where prosecution is best evaluated according to a poll from Paz Ciudadana-Adimark, a non government organization which monitors violence and crime in Chilean society.

Sunday, September 14th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Aeroflot Airliner 737 Crashes, Killing All 88 Passengers

Aeroflot Boeing 737

A Boeing 737 passenger jet has crashed near the Russian city of Perm in the central Ural mountains killing all 88 people on board, Russian news agencies reported.


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