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Tourism

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    U.N. declares Ecuador's Galapagos Islands in danger

    Many of the species on the islands are found nowhere else on Earth

    The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park have been inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced today.

  • Sunday, June 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Air travel scary in South America

    “controllers have to be more sufficiently trained” said Baumgartner, President of Controllers' Associations

    Flying through South America's busiest airports has become frightening and time-consuming for passengers and pilots alike as a surge in travelers overwhelms under funded air traffic control systems.

  • Sunday, June 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Cruise industry is flourishing

    THE Falklands' flourishing tourism industry continues to grow, particularly in the cruise ship sector.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Research plan to repopulate Chilean Patagonia with llamas

    Chilean investigators are working with Brigham Young University to genetically select the best and most productive characteristics of Chile's llama population. Their aim is to ultimately repopulated Chile's southern Patagonia with llamas, which could become an economic resource for the region and also contribute to halting the erosion of Patagonia's fragile soil, which llama hooves do not wear down.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Glacial Lake disappearance in Chile baffles scientists

    “The lake had simply disappeared. No one knows what happened.”

    A glacial lake in Chile's southern Andes has disappeared, and scientists want to know why. The disappearance of the five-acre lake in the Huemules National Park was discovered in late May by park rangers.

  • Monday, June 18th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    QE2 “retires” to Dubai's world wonder Palm Jumeirah

    Istithmar agree to pay £ 50 million for the Q2

    Cunard liner QE2 is to cease ocean cruises and become a luxury floating hotel. The 70,000-ton vessel, launched by the Queen Elizabeth in 1967 and which carried millions across the Atlantic, is to be sold to the Dubai World company in an estimated 100 million US dollars deal.

  • Thursday, June 14th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Buenos Aires Tango industry attracts 3.5 million people annually

    The tango industry generates for Buenos Aires an estimated 130 million US dollars annually and any night at least 3.000 people, 70% foreign tourists, are engaged in some activity related to this dance and music which was born in the River Plate in the late XIX century.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Six thousands trucks stranded by snow blocked Andes tunnel

    6.000 fully loaded trucks stranded

    Heavy snow and wind storms that are punishing the Andes region have forced the closure of a key mountain highway and tunnel connecting Argentina with Chile leaving an estimated 6.000 fully loaded trucks stranded.

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Scientific-tourism multi purpose vessel for South Chile

    Vessel  “Del Mar II”

    A new multi purpose vessell, specially built for the rough waters of the extreme south of Chile is to be incorporated this spring to the tourist industry in Porvenir, Tierra del Fuego.

  • Monday, June 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Air traffic at 12 month high in April

    Chile's air traffic reached an historic high this past April, with 54,000 domestic passengers and 68,000 international travelers. The 680,665 passengers flying in April represent a 22 percent increase compared to the same period last year.