The tourism industry in Chile generated 2.4 billion US dollars during the 2006/07 summer season according to Oscar Santelices, head of the country's National Tourism Service, Sernatur.
The United States tourism industry grew at an annual 8% in the fourth quarter of 2006, the highest since the first quarter of 2005, according to a Commerce Department release.
United Airlines has decided to cease operations in Uruguay beginning next June 7 which means the end of the company's flights to Montevideo. However United will continue to operate from Argentina and Brazil.
The collapse of Brazil's flag carrier Varig last year caused a significant fall in the number of foreign tourists visiting Brazil in 2006 revealed a top official from the Ministry of Tourism in Rio do Janeiro.
Chile's ambassador to Venezuela was ordered home Wednesday because of a television interview in which he discussed what he said was a private conversation with President Michelle Bachelet about Chile's vote last year in a U.N. Security Council election.
Figures recently released by Chile's National Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (CNC) show tourism investment in 2006 to be the highest in five years. Investment last year reached 2.1 billion US dollars, up 4.7% over 2005.
President George W. Bush arrived in the Mexico's Yucatán capital of Mérida late Monday on the last leg of his five-nation Latin American tour. He is set to meet President Felipe Calderón Tuesday to talk trade, migration and security, all highly controversial issues for the neighboring countries.
February has been a quiet month for South Georgia island with visits from only eight cruise ships, the Fisheries Patrol FPV 'Pharos SG' and yacht 'Adele' reports GSGSSI.
Argentina and Bolivia signed an agreement for the construction of the Northeast Argentina Gas Pipeline, a project that will require an investment of 1.1 billion US dollars
Stock markets in Europe and much of Asia extended a rally overnight after a week of losses in global equities but Wall Street faltered as investors pulled back. European markets steamed ahead following on Asia's rebound although Tokyo and Hong Kong turned lower.