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Montevideo, August 19th 2018 - 23:48 UTC

Tourism

  • Thursday, July 5th 2018 - 06:24 UTC

    Argentina deregulates and eliminates minimum prices for domestic airfares

    Argentina’s Minister of Transportation Guillermo Dietrich said the administration will no longer set minimum prices for domestic airfares, starting on August 15.

    In an unexpected move, Argentina’s Minister of Transportation Guillermo Dietrich announced that national administration will no longer set minimum prices for domestic airfares, starting on August 15.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:22 UTC

    Over 700.000 foreign football fans have visited Russia for the World Cup

    FIFA said 2.2 million fans had attended matches so far and of 1.6 million Fan IDs issued, 874,000 were sent to Russian citizens, China 61,000 and US citizens 50,000

    Over 700.00 foreign football fans have visited Russia for the World Cup, according to Russian and FIFA officials. World Cup 2018 CEO Alexey Sorokin and FIFA’s chief competitions and events officer Colin Smith, at an event in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, reported on operational aspects of the World Cup so far.

  • Friday, June 29th 2018 - 04:49 UTC

    Falklands achieve top marks with TripAdvisor satisfaction rating

    FITB undertakes an assessment of the ratings of accommodations, attractions, pubs, restaurants and tours on TripAdvisor

    The Falklands has achieved a satisfaction rating of 8.9 out of 10 on travel-based social media site TripAdvisor, up from 8.8 last year, according to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB).

  • Friday, June 29th 2018 - 04:25 UTC

    IAG expands low-cost long-haul airline Level with operations from Vienna

    The new Level service from Vienna will start on 17th July, with four planes serving 14 destinations including Gatwick and Barcelona

    British Airways' owner IAG is expanding its low-cost long-haul airline Level further by launching short-haul routes from a base in Austria. The move puts it further in competition with rivals EasyJet and Ryanair. IAG launched the Level brand more than a year ago as a low-cost rival to challenger Norwegian.

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 07:41 UTC

    Falklands presence at Experience Latin America

    Margaret Williams and Michelle Pepper of Falkland Islands Holidays recently attended Experience Latin America in Canary Wharf, London. Organized by the Latin American Travel Association (LATA), this was the 5th event held where the primary aim is to bring together key suppliers from the Latin America region along with top influential buyers from within the UK and Europe.

  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 06:27 UTC

    Russia's World Cup opening ceremony will be seen by an audience of over 3 billion

    Robbie Williams will sing alongside Russian soprano Aida Garifullina shortly before Russia face Saudi Arabia in the first match at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

    The FIFA World Cup, the biggest sporting carnival on the planet, is all set to kick-start on Thursday. As Russia gets dressed to host the much-awaited event, fans from all over the world are set to see their favorite superstars in action. Brazilian great Ronaldo and British pop star Robbie Williams will be present at the opening ceremony.

  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 06:16 UTC

    Falklands has decided on a preferred operator for a second commercial flight

    MLA Barry Elsby confirmed the Executive Council had decided to appoint a preferred airline operator to establish a second weekly air link

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council agreed on Wednesday to appoint a preferred airline operator to provide the second midweek flight between the Falkland Islands and South America.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    UNWTO calls for greater awareness of sustainable tourism policies

    This two-volume report showcases 23 case studies from around the world of tourism contributing to sustainable development in all its dimensions.

    In line with its vision of advancing sustainability through tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its flagship publication ‘Tourism for Development’ in Brussels on 6 June during the European Development Days (EDD), and called for greater awareness of sustainability in tourism policies and business practices as well as in tourist behavior.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 14:09 UTC

    Falkland Islands Reception in London

    Former Falklands Governor and FIA Chairman Mr. Alan Huckle proposes the loyal toast.

    Marking another successful year, the Annual Falkland Islands Government Reception took place on Tuesday 5th June at Middle Temple, London. Islanders in Britain, their friends and supporters, politicians, and veterans of the 1982 war of liberation met in high spirits.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:05 UTC

    Costa Cruises will incorporate four new ships, including the first powered by LNG

    In October 2019, the cruise line will welcome the flagship Costa Smeralda, the first cruise ship for the world market powered by Lng, built by Meyer shipyards

    Costa Crociere to welcome four new cruise ships by 2021. Between 2019 and 2021 four new ships will enter service with the Italian cruise line, based in Genoa, Italy, for an overall increase in passenger capacity of 43%. In February 2019, the company will welcome the new Costa Venezia, currently under construction at the Fincantieri plant in Monfalcone.