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Tourism

  • Wednesday, September 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    FC Den Bosch first “Period Champion” again

    History repeats itself, although this time FC Den Bosch will hope for a better result at the end of the season, than that which they had in 2006/7. Then they won the Jupiler League “First Period Championship,” but in the end of season play-offs lost to VVV Venlo who went on to gain promotion to the exclusive Eredivisie (Premier Division).

  • Wednesday, September 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Visa and “economic solvency” for US citizens visiting Bolivia

    But beware we do not want to scare US tourists

    Bolivia confirmed this week it will require visas for Unite States tourists beginning December 1, following through on a pledge to treat visiting US citizens much like they treat Bolivians entering the United States.

  • Wednesday, September 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    London becomes world's most expensive city for dining out

    Chez Bruce at London one of the most famous

    London has overtaken Tokyo and Paris to become the world's most expensive city for dining out, a new international survey revealed Wednesday. At an average of £ 39.09 (57.40 euros, 74.08 dollars), the price of a three-course meal for one in the British capital city has increased by 2.9% from 2006.

  • Tuesday, September 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    European Union threat to pints and miles lifted

    “Pints are here to stay”, EU commissioner Verheugen said

    Decades of wrangling between London and Brussels over switching to metric will come to an end with an announcement that imperial measures can carry on indefinitely.

  • Tuesday, September 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina targeting 7 million foreign tourists in 2016

     Cruise Infinity calling Buenos Aires port

    Three million and a half foreign tourists will be visiting Argentina by the end of 2007 totaling 3.2 billion US dollars, according to the country's Tourism Under Secretary Daniel Aguilera.

  • Sunday, September 9th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    QE2 returns to Mediterranean cruise after mechanical fault

    Queen Elizabeth  delay at port of Dubrovnik

    The QE2 set sail again on Saturday after breaking down off Croatia during a Mediterranean cruise. The liner's 1,750 passengers were delayed 24 hours after she suffered a mechanical fault in the Croatian port of Dubrovnik on Friday.

  • Sunday, September 9th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Sound: A crossing with a difference...

    Flight Lieutenant Duncan Dean completed the 11 mile in 45 minutes

    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.

  • Sunday, September 9th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Holland closer to Euro 2008 qualification.

    Ruud van Nistelrooy of the Netherlands

    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.

  • Saturday, September 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Mummified Inca maiden exhibit attracts hundreds

    “La Doncella” died on a volcano, at an elevation of 22,080 feet

    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.

  • Thursday, September 6th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Ezeiza chosen as best airport in the region; Santiago second

    Ezeiza International Airport

    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.