AN RAF Tornado pilot from Mount Pleasant has become the first person to kite surf across Falkland Sound. Flight Lieutenant Duncan 'Deano' Dean is a kite surf expert, a relatively new sport where the surfer can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour and leap as high as 30 feet in the air in strong gusts.
Holland maintained their excellent record of never having lost a European Championship qualifying game at home, beating Bulgaria 2-0 at the Amsterdam Arena, and edging closer to ensuring a place at next year's finals which will be played in Austria/Switzerland.
Hundreds flocked this week to a museum in the north of Argentina to admire a well-preserved mummy of an Inca maiden that is on display for the first time and who five hundred years ago was sacrificed and froze to death in the Andes.
Argentina's Ezeiza International airport has been chosen as the best airport in the region according to the Skytrax 2007 opinion poll which interviewed over 12 million passengers, according to the Airports Council International, Latin America and Caribbean.
The Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) has appointed Jake Downing to the post of General Manager, effective from the 5th November 2007.
Central American airline TACA announced this week the expansion of operations with two new routes linking Peru and Uruguay and San Salvador with the California city of Oakland. The flights will be officially inaugurated next October and November.
After three rounds of the Eredivisie Championship in Holland it is something of a major surprise to most football followers, to see the name of Vitesse Arnhem sitting in second place, only edged out of top spot by Feyenoord's superior goal difference. Both team's have 9 points from 3 victories.
Puerto Montt, the capital of Chile's Lake District, is expecting a record 100,000 tourist to arrive in the upcoming holiday season aboard luxury cruisers.
”The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced it has placed its final order for paper tickets. Some 16.5 million paper tickets were ordered from 7 specialized printers to supply the 60,000 accredited IATA travel agents in 162 markets around the world until 31 May 2008.
Chilean Patagonia Region XI Baker River, often dubbed the most plentiful river in Chile, is experiencing a decrease in water flow due to this year's unusually sparse rainfall. Government officials insist the conditions are temporary, but records indicate that the river's water levels have been steadily decreasing in the last several years.