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Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 06:12 UTC

Seatrade Med held its annual party in Barcelona and honors Jacques Truau

Mr. Truau, president of Marseille-Provence Cruise Club, received the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Cruising in the Mediterranean.

Singapore Tourism Board (Destination of the Year), Copenhagen Malmo Port (Port of the Year), Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems (Supplier of the Year), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (Environmental Initiative), and Excursions Ltd (Innovative Shorex) were all honored last week as winners in the eighth Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards, principal sponsor Fidelio Cruise, presented at the Seatrade Med 2014 Party held at Barcelona's Gran Teatre Del Liceu.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 06:00 UTC

Chile will host next year the Adventure Travel World summit

ATTA’s president Shannon Stowell said “Chile has embraced the foundation of what it means to develop a sustainable tourism model.

Chile has won the bid to host the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in 2015. The adventure tourism industry’s foremost annual gathering will take place from October 5th to the 8th in the town of Puerto Varas, in the Lake Region of Chile.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 05:53 UTC

Cruise industry supports 891.000 jobs and catered 21,3 million tourists in 2013

”This study shows that the cruise industry’s growth is also generating increased jobs, income, and revenue in all regions of the world”, said Christine Duffy

New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) show that worldwide, cruise industry expenditures generated 117 billion dollars in total economic contributions, supporting the employment of 891,009 full-time equivalent employees with total wages of 38.47 billion.

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 06:44 UTC

Global tourist numbers grew 4.6% in first half of 2014, according to WTO

“Tourism is consolidating the positive performance of recent years, providing development and economic opportunities worldwide,” said Taleb Rifai.

International tourist numbers grew 4.6% in the first half of 2014, boosted by strong growth in the Americas, Asia and parts of Europe, the World Tourism Organization said this week.

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 05:57 UTC

VisitBritain: UK to refund cost of visa for Chinese tourists in organized groups

“The more Chinese tourists the merrier,” chancellor Osborne said.

British Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas for Chinese tourists in an attempt to attract more visits to the UK. It was one of a series of measures announced at an economic summit in London, attended by Chinese vice premier Ma Kai.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 07:22 UTC

“Smart-cruise” will have all passengers connected on RFID the moment they step on board

Royal Caribbean’s 'Quantum of the Seas' or “The World’s First Smart-ship” will be launched next month in Germany

With technology that has never been used on cruise ships before, including high-tech “WOWband” bracelets and apps that put everything at passengers’ fingertips, Royal Caribbean’s 'Quantum of the Seas' has been dubbed “The World’s First Smart-ship.”

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 05:42 UTC

Magallanes received 630.000 tourists in 2013, expects a 5% increase this year

Cruise vessels in Punta Arenas on a busy season day  (Pic LPA)

Magallanes Region economy (in the extreme south of Chile) received an injection of 220 million dollars from the 630.000 tourists that arrived by air, sea or land to the area during 2013, according to the latest release form the regional Tourism Office (Sernatur).

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 - 08:11 UTC

Falkland Islands attendance of Bird Fair in Egleton proved a huge success

“This coming season is looking very busy, attending events to promote the Falklands has proved well worthwhile”, pointed out Jenny Luxton

This year’s Bird Fair in Egleton, Rutland, had even more exhibitors than ever and was certainly worth Falkland Islands Holidays (FIH) attending, said Jenny Luxton of FIH who anticipated that the coming season is looking very busy based on the interest shown by visitors to the stands.

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 - 06:34 UTC

Spain's Iberia returns to Carrasco with 2.300 seats a week on the Montevideo-Madrid route

The Iberia jet landed at 7:15 a.m. at Montevideo's Carrasco International Airport after a 13-hour non-stop flight that covered 10,000 kilometers.

Spain's flag carrier Iberia made its return to Uruguay on Monday after being out of the South American country's market for 18 months, marking the resumption of a route that will offer up to 2,300 seats to travelers on a weekly basis. Iberia, a unit of IAG, will be providing service on the Madrid-Montevideo and Montevideo-Madrid route with four weekly flights.

Sunday, August 31st 2014 - 10:36 UTC

Falkland Islands: “looking good for cruise ship season”

Sammy Marsh: “looking good for the coming cruise ship season”

THE 2014/15 cruise ship season is looking good for the Falklands, with approximately 52,000 passengers due to land with 86 calls to Stanley and a further 113 calls to various Camp landings as well.

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