Tourism

Tourism
Tuesday, July 1st 2014 - 07:50 UTC

Uruguay received 237 cruise calls in 2013/14 with 409.367 visitors

A busy day in the port of Montevideo with several cruise vessels

During the 2013/14 season, 237 cruise vessels called in Uruguay's two main ports, Montevideo and Punta del Este, with 409.367 visitors, a 6,3% increase in calls over the previous season, according to a report released by the country's presidential web-site.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands promoted at “Experience Latin America” travel event in London

 “Tremendous interest in the Falklands from both new and established tour operators and agencies” said Jenny Luxton

Representatives from Falkland Islands Holidays and International Tours and Travel travelled to London last week to attend ‘Experience Latin America’. Cathy Jacobsen (ITT) and Jenny Luxton (FIH) were both pleased with the level of interest expressed in the Falklands at the three day trade to trade event for the travel industry.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 23:25 UTC

UK minister arrives in Brazil to cheer for England and promote business and tourism

As the Equalities minister, Ms Grant will see some of Brazil's sport social inclusion programs that are making 'such a difference to people’s lives'

UK Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities Helen Grant arrives in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to cheer for the English team in the World Cup, and to share experience and promote the values and policies that transform social reality.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 13:53 UTC

Poseidon Expeditions Announces Departure Dates and Rates for 2015-16 Antarctic Season aboard Sea Spirit

Poseidon Expedition Leader Jan Bryde

Poseidon Expeditions has published its departure dates and rate schedule for the 2015-16 Antarctic season aboard the 114-passenger expedition ship Sea Spirit. Cruises to the White Continent will range from 12 to 23 days in duration and include landings at the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and Falkland Islands.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 13:43 UTC

Machu Picchu the destination most world travelers want to see

Machu Picchu was the top pick of Hostelworld.com users, followed by the Full Moon Party in Thailand and South Africa's Kruger National Park

A travel Web site has selected the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in southeastern Peru as the destination that world travelers most want to see, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva said.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 07:57 UTC

Relief: Sao Paulo subway workers reach a tentative deal and suspend the strike

The deal hinges on retaking striking workers that had been sacked earlier in the week

Subway workers have suspended a strike that crippled traffic in Brazil's biggest city, but warned they could resume their walkout on Thursday, when Sao Paulo hosts the first game of the soccer World Cup.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 23:22 UTC

Iguazu falls Devil's Gorge closed to the public because of rising waters

The Devil's Gorge is the main attraction of the Iguazu falls

The Iguazu National Park in Argentina has taken precaution measures and closed access to the Devil's Gorge of the world famous Iguazú falls because of an imminent rise in water levels after the Itaipu and Yacireta dams announced they will be forced to increase the outflow.

Friday, June 6th 2014 - 02:38 UTC

Science and tourism combine in support of Wandering Albatross

A spectacular close shot of a Wandering Albatross

In a superb development for science and tourism in South Georgia, Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris is offering the opportunity for 7 people to join a scientific trip on the Hans Hansson surveying South Georgia’s wandering albatross.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 20:53 UTC

IAATO celebrates 25th meeting with growing membership and review of ports services

 Members voted to re-appoint Marlynda Elstgeest of Waterproof Expeditions as the Chair of the Committee

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) met in Providence, Rhode Island from 27-29 May for their 25th gathering of members and as at previous meetings, the goal was to review the past year and discuss current and future issues for the Antarctic tourism industry in line with the association’s mission to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible tourism.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 00:47 UTC

UK Minister Simmonds to visit Miami and Sao Paulo to support the English team

Simmonds concerned with the safety and security of those travelling to the tournament in Brazil

UK Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds is scheduled to visit Sao Paulo and Miami to promote the travel safety 'Be On The Ball' campaign, preparing fans for the World Cup and to support the English team.

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