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Monday, January 5th 2015 - 09:06 UTC

Falkland Islands Tourist Board focuses on Tourism to the next Generation of Travellers.

”The Millennials generation are those born after 1985, it’s a different marketing opportunity.”  Mr. Mason said

Tony Mason, Managing Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board today discussed plans on marketing to a new generation of travellers.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014 - 02:44 UTC

Ushuaia expects 22.000 cruise visitors during January, says local tourist office

The Celebrity Infinity and Golden Princess call regularly at the port of Ushuaia, considered the gate to Antarctica

Ushuaia, in the extreme south of Argentina is expecting 22.000 cruise visitors during the month of January to which must be added to the 17.000 that already landed in Tierra del Fuego since the current 2014/2015 season officially opened last September, according to the provincial Tourist office.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014 - 08:40 UTC

Hotel stays for New Year's Eve in Europe don't come cheap

Edinburgh ranks as the most expensive city in Europe in which to spend New Year's Eve, according to a new survey from a hotel room tourism website. The survey compared 30 major European destinations based on the cost of their lodging for December 31, 2014.

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 22:28 UTC

Travellers advised to check before flying a drone in Antarctica

Flying drones in Antarctica raises evironmental concern

IAATO warns security measures essential for this relatively new activity. Tour operators may have to ban the use of unmanned vehicles out of environmental concerns

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 19:19 UTC

BBC airs advance of Top Gear Patagonia program to be shown December 27/28

Jeremy Clarkson has said that the attack on himself and the Top Gear crew in Argentina was the scariest experience of his life.

The controversial two-part episode of BBC's Top Gear filmed in Argentina will be shown on Saturday, December 27 and Sunday, December 28 on BBC Two at 8pm on both days. A few seconds advance of the show was aired this week in anticipation of the major launching.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 12:16 UTC

Busy weekend in Ushuaia for Antarctica cruises: 1.249 visitors

Among the vessels calling in Ushuaia was Le Soleil and Sea Spirit

Over the weekend 1.239 visitors in six luxury cruise vessels landed in Ushuaia en route to Antarctica according to local reports from Tierra del Fuego, to which must be added another two that called in on Monday and Tuesday.

Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 04:47 UTC

Argentine swimmer crosses the Falklands' sound in 2 hours and 7 minutes

Argentine amateur distance swimmer Agustin Barletti (53) swam across Falklands Sound on November 9 in 2 hours and 7 minutes. The Argentine, who has also swum the Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa hit it lucky with calm weather and the swell only increasing as he finished.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 06:57 UTC

Busy October in South Georgia: 21 harbor calls and 400 paying cruise visitors

The main tourist season started on October 22nd with the arrival of the cruise ship “Ushuaia”. Three more cruise ships visited before the end of the month

October was a busy month for shipping activities in South Georgia with 21 harbor visits to Cumberland Bay and nearly 400 paying passengers visiting, according to the latest edition (October) of the South Georgia News and Events release.

Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 04:39 UTC

Uruguay expects fifty cruise calls less this season, reveals tourism official

“The fall can be explained because we are in a region, and the cruise industry this season is calling less, which means less vessels”, said Carambula

Uruguay will be receiving fifty cruise calls less this 2014/15 season, which is 26% down compared to a year ago, revealed the country's Deputy Tourism and Sports minister, Antonio Carambula during the official launching of the season. This means Montevideo will be hosting 104 calls and Punta del Este, 70, compared to the 237 between both terminals (121 and 116) in 2013/14.

Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 13:51 UTC

Gibraltar with new air links: to Bristol and Morocco

The Chamber added that re-establishing the first air link between Gibraltar and Tangier in decades was another welcome development.

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the announcement of new air links to the UK and to Morocco, highlighting the tourism and business opportunities they will create. In a statement, it said the addition of the Gibraltar-Bristol route would open up additional markets for visitors, both business people and tourists, from Wales and the south west of England.

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