The Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) hosted a Falklands themed 'Smoko' event yesterday to introduce media and trade contacts to all that these fascinating Islands have to offer. Smoko is a term Falkland Islanders use for a tea/coffee and snack break and the word was originally used by sheep shearers for a cigarette break.
A second Madonna show with her Sticky and Sweet tour has been confirmed in Santiago de Chile for December 11. Her first presentation is scheduled for Wednesday December 10 and for both shows there will no special ticket pre-sale, with a maximum of six per person. Sales begin next September 10.
Quito, Ecuador will be hosting this year's edition of Travel Mart Latin America scheduled for next September 10/11/12.
Due to the inflation, estimated between 10 and 20 percent and to the drop in the dollar's value, Buenos Aires City is more expensive than last year, but it still ranks among the cheapest cities in the world for foreigners, according to a international survey on the cost of life carried out by Mercer pollsters.
FALKLAND Islanders are to have 'higher frequency' of flights to the UK via the British Forces airbridge under the conditions of the Joint Position Statement (JPS) signed between the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of civilian use of the facility.
The guessing is over: Madonna will perform in Santiago de Chile on Wednesday December 10th according to the Sticky & Sweet tour official site www.madonna.com. A devoted fan club presale of tickets will start on midnight Wednesday 27 until September 5. Regular tickets sale goes on Wednesday September 10.
In the first half of this year the number of overseas tourists arriving in Uruguay increased 13.7% compared to the same period in 2007, according to Benjamin Liberoff, chief advisor of the country's Ministry of Tourism.
As the cruise industry keeps advancing and vessels become larger a controversy has erupted in Punta Arenas as to who should pick the bill for the expansion of port facilities both for docking and landing tourists.
Analysis of the figures from the 2007/8 tourist season shows that tourism to South Georgia in the South Atlantic continues to increase. Sixty-four cruise ship visits were made by 29 different vessels (13 more visits than last year), bringing more than 8000 cruise ship passengers.
A giant Pacific octopus called Mavis has helped researchers to prove that the one thing everyone knows about the creatures is wrong. The name octopus is derived from the Ancient Greek for eight feet. Mavis, who lives in a tank at Weymouth Sea Life Centre, actually has six arms and two legs.