The cruise industry is booming and two huge new generation vessels with capacity for 5.400 passengers each are scheduled to be delivered in 2009 and 2010, ordered by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, RCCL, reports Finland's Aker Yards.
Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile is experimenting with an on line booking system for hostels and home lodgings which should be fully operational by next mid January, reports the local press.
Mexico will charge a 5 US dollar per capita landing fee to all foreign visitors calling in Mexican ports as of next year if President Felipe Calderon signs the bill which was approved Thursday by Congress.
Air Comet Chile, known until recently as Aerolíneas del Sur, is now the largest domestic carrier after LAN Chile, with 18% of the market. The figure represents a 10% increase in market-share in just under a year.
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) are in negotiations with the UK Foreign Office to improve the 'quality and deliverability' to Islanders of the military airbridge between the islands and UK.
Holland are virtually certain to qualify for the 2008 European Championships after an unimpressive 2-0 victory over Slovenia. The Dutch need just two points against the bottom teams Luxembourg and Belarus to be certain of qualification.
Norwegian flagged vessel Nordnorge opened this week in Buenos Aires the Argentine cruise season which will extend until April 2 next year and include at least 99 calls of major cruise vessels, according to the local Tourist Office.
A team of Argentine and Brazilian paleontologists announced the discovery of a new dinosaur species ? a giant, Patagonian plant-eater ? that lived 88 million years ago.
Chile Summer time begins midnight Saturday when clocks have to be advanced sixty minutes. This leaves Chile three hours behind Greenwich meridian time, GMT.
Tourists love New York and lots of them visit the Big Apple but the city says that's not enough so it is spending big money on a new ad campaign. The goal is to attract 50 million tourists a year by 2015 with the slogan This is New York.