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Tourism

  • Monday, October 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    South Georgia expects busiest cruise season ever

    “Nordenorge” will be the first  of sixty cruise  calls in South Georgia

    South Georgia is preparing for the busiest cruise ship season ever which is scheduled to begin October 25th with the arrival of “Nordenorge” with 300 passengers, reports the SG government. However the tourist season starts with five yachts (three of them with expedition groups) due to arrive as of October 11th.

  • Monday, October 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Punta del Este expects 120.000 cruise visitors in 2007/08

    Punta del Este, Uruguay's main international seaside resort on the South Atlantic this coming summer season will be receiving 83 cruise vessels calls with an estimated 120.000 visitors, 60% increase over the 2006/2007 season.

  • Sunday, October 7th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean striker stars for Vitesse

    22 year old striker Juan Lorca<br><i>Photo by Rudy Peters

    Colo Colo are one of the big names of Chilean football and 22 year old striker Juan Lorca quickly became a star at the club which he joined as a junior player at the age of 12.

  • Tuesday, October 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Big Ben chimes for the first time in seven weeks

    Glaziers abseil down the clock face

    London was reacquainted on Monday with one of its iconic sounds when Big Ben finally chimed for the first time in seven weeks. After almost two months of maintenance work, London's most famous landmark was once again fully functional - to the delight of millions of tourists and residents alike.

  • Tuesday, October 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Easter Island expects summer tourism spike

    Tourism is booming on Isla de Pascua (Easter Island). With the height of the summer tourist season still three months away, flights and hotel rooms in “The World's Navel” are already becoming a scarce commodity.

  • Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands expect busiest cruise season on record: 81.000 px

    Successfull tourism industry has the  Islands on the World Map

    The coming Falkland Islands 2007/08 cruise ship season will be the busiest on record with an estimated 81.000 passengers expected to visit the South Atlantic archipelago beginning October 20, reports the Falkland Islands Tourist Board, FITB.

  • Thursday, September 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Magallanes Rockhopper population reaches 316 thousand

    Rockhopper penguins at Noir Island

    Scientists reported this week that the population of Southern Rockhopper penguins on Isla Noir, in southern Chile, the most important colony for the Eudyptes chrysocom family in all of South America, has risen to 316 thousand. Environmentalists stressed the importance of this increase in population, especially in light of the drop in the species' population in previous decades.

  • Wednesday, September 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    New faster X-ray screening for British main airports

    A new X-ray screening machine that can automatically detect explosives and liquids in passengers' hand luggage is to be introduced at the United Kingdom's main airports was announced this week in London.

  • Monday, September 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands Albatross: encouraging survey results with new methodology

    Black-browed Albatross with chick on the New Island reserve (Photo © Georgina Strange)

    Population data has been collected for one colony on the New Island reserve for the last 29 years, and as such is the only long term data set for the Falkland Islands.

  • Monday, September 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Uruguay's per capita annual beef consumption: 54 kilos

    Barbacue at the famous Mercado del Puerto in Montevideo

    Uruguay's per capita consumption of beef jumped from 40 to 54 kilos in five years making the domestic market the second destination of the country's most important single export according to a release from the local Meat Institute, INAC.