Two of Uruguay’s most typical cultural expressions, tango and candombe (*) were declared on Wednesday part of the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO.
Four years after a negligent Czech citizen, Jiri Smitak, accidentally started a huge fire in the world famous Torres Del Paine national park in far southern Chile, part of the destroyed area is being replanted in native forest trees.
A delegation from the Uruguayan tourism and business sectors recently concluded a successful visit to Miami, Puerto Rico, and New York. The tour was organized by the Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism & Sports, in association with the Ministry of Economy & Finance, with logistical support sponsored by American Airlines.
Even when dove hunting in Uruguay is open all year round, dove hunters should know that the best time of the year for this activity is September through April, spring-summer season in the southern hemisphere.
A proposed visit by a team of rugby players to the Falkland Islands, scheduled to arrive for a week long visit on December 12, has caused controversy in the Islands, reports the Penguin News.
Early indications are that 63 tour ships are due to visit South Georgia in the coming season, seven visits down on last season, according to the South Georgia Newsletter, August edition.
In spite of the global slowdown, the cruise industry in South America seems to be steaming ahead according to the latest estimates from Buenos Aires Port, which for the coming 2009/2010 season is expecting 143 calls.
The Gibraltar Port Authority is participating in the Seatrade Europe Conference and Exhibition, recognised as Europe’s leading meeting place for the cruise, ferry, river-cruise and super-yacht industries.
A re-enactment of Charles Darwin global scientific expedition in the eighteen hundreds was launched on September first from Plymouth, England and should be calling in Montevideo, Uruguay at the end of October.
LAN Chile’s Argentine subsidiary announced an increase in flights from Buenos Aires to the Argentine port city of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego to meet peak season demand for leisure cruises to Antarctica.