Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 06:10 UTC

Sky Airlines begins operating in Chile as a low-cost carrier

Sky Airlines has a fleet of fifteen Airbus 320 and 319, which among other places flies to Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile.

As of next Friday, Chile's Sky Airlines becomes a budget or low cost airline with no food served on board, and at the most a soft drink. This is part of the changes to be implemented during the next 12 months by Holger Paulmann CEO and owner of the airline which was started by his father Jürgen Paulmann.

Thursday, August 27th 2015 - 05:04 UTC

Barcelona targets home rental websites to crack on 'uncontrolled' tourism

Colau wants rental websites to hand over information on the property owners. “Everybody must comply with the same game rules,” Colau told media

Barcelona's new mayor is picking a fight with home rental websites as she tries to crack down on uncontrolled tourism that she fears could drive out poor residents and spoil the Catalan capital's charm. Ada Colau is threatening to fine firms like Airbnb and if they market apartments from tourists without a number showing that they are on the Catalan tourism register.

Friday, August 21st 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands anticipate a busy cruise season with the return of Norwegian Line

The Norwegian Sun will make its first visit on December 10 with up to 1,936 passengers on board.

The return of the Norwegian Cruise Line to South America this season with nine planned calls to the Falkland Islands “is a massive boost to our cruise ship industry,” Sulivan Shipping Tourism Coordinator Samantha Marsh told Penguin News this week.

Wednesday, August 19th 2015 - 07:02 UTC

American Airlines charters to Cuba from Los Angeles next December

There are dozens of flights each week between Cuba and the U.S., but they are all charter flights.

American Airlines which has operated charter flights to Cuba since 1991, said on Tuesday that it plans to begin charter services between Los Angeles and Havana on Dec. 12. But by that time, the U.S. and Cuban governments may be ready to allow scheduled airline flights between the two countries, a practice not allowed for more than a half-century.

Wednesday, August 19th 2015 - 06:51 UTC

Sargassum seaweed, 'greatest single threat to the Caribbean tourism industry'

”This phenomenon is a threat to our brand and therefore we must do all we can to protect this brand,” Sir Hilary said at the UWI's symposium

It would take at least US$120 million and more than 100,000 people to clean up the Sargassum seaweed that has created “an international crisis” and “the greatest single threat” to the Caribbean, according to Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles.

Tuesday, August 18th 2015 - 08:55 UTC

South Georgia expects another cruise record season this 2015/16 season

There will be one new ship to South Georgia in the coming season, Le Lyrial, sister ship to this one, L’Austral.

South Georgia is looking ahead to a new record year in the coming 2015/16 cruise ship season, according to the latest edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.

Saturday, August 15th 2015 - 03:15 UTC

Gibraltar to become 'turnaround' cruise port for London based Noble Caledonia

Tourism Minister Samantha Sacramento underlined that “Gibraltar has become a successful, internationally-recognized maritime hub of excellence”.

London-based cruise company, Noble Caledonia, has announced the inclusion of Gibraltar as the turnaround port for two of its 2016 itineraries in the area. The news has been welcomed by the Rock's government which said this represented a major breakthrough achieved after years of negotiations by the cruise company’s local agent MH Bland with the support of the Gibraltar Tourist Board.

Wednesday, August 12th 2015 - 08:25 UTC

Sargassum bloom are ruining Caribbean beaches and tourism season

The seaweed invasion has hit Caribbean shorelines so severely that some tourists have cancelled summer trips and locals call it a “natural disaster.” (Pic Reuters)

The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the Caribbean are increasingly being fouled by mats of decaying seaweed that attract biting sand fleas and smell like rotten eggs.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 05:55 UTC

Lan and Tam consolidate under an only brand of Latam Airlines

The changes will “gradually become visible” in 2016, though the company has not announced a timeline for all specific elements.

LATAM Airlines Group will consolidate all its carriers, including Lan Airlines and Tam Linhas Aéreas S.A., into a single brand over the next three years, the company announced Thursday. Since Lan and Tam merged in 2012, they've operated as separate brands, but the parent company's goal has been to provide a carrier that can provide seamless coverage to the entire South American continent.

Monday, August 3rd 2015 - 14:04 UTC

Two new 180.000GT vessels for Costa Cruises powered by liquefied natural gas

Carnival Corporation’s four next-generation cruise ships for Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises will be the first in the industry to be powered at sea by LNG

Carnival Corporation & plc announced that its Italian brand, Costa Cruises, has placed orders for two new cruise ships powered by liquefied natural gas as part of an agreement with Meyer Werft to build four next-generation cruise ships with the largest guest capacity in the world.


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