Thursday, September 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

“Smoko” in London to promote Falklands' tourism attractions

Downing: "The Islands are nature's best kept secret"

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.

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Madonna's tour includes second show in Santiago

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.

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Travel Mart Latinamerica meets next week in Quito

Quito, Ecuador will be hosting this year's edition of Travel Mart Latin America scheduled for next September 10/11/12.

Sunday, August 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Buenos Aires City, more expensive for foreigners

Puerto Madero - Bs. Aires

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.

Thursday, August 28th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islands: Airbridge new contract announced

Four round flights per fortnigh but more expensive fares

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.

Sunday, August 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Madonna's tour “Sticky & Sweet” in Chile December 10

The guessing is over: Madonna will perform in Santiago de Chile on Wednesday December 10th according to the “Sticky & Sweet” tour official site A devoted fan club presale of tickets will start on midnight Wednesday 27 until September 5. Regular tickets sale goes on Wednesday September 10.

Wednesday, August 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay received 13.7% more tourists in first half of 2008

Cruise vessel docked in Montevideo

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.

Monday, August 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Who pays for port expansion to dock larger cruise vessels?

View of Punta Arenas, port, Straight of Magellan, and Norwegian Dream cruise ship

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.

Thursday, August 14th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

South Georgia Island visited by 8.000 cruise ship pax

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.

Wednesday, August 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Octopus did you say? Not exactly, it's six arms and two legs

Octopus playing with a Rubik's Cube

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.


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