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Friday, December 18th 2015 - 08:09 UTC

US and Havana deal on regular flights, a boom for tourism, but does Cuba have the infrastructure

The deal opens the way for U.S. airlines to negotiate with Cuba for 20 routes a day to Havana and 10 to each of Cuba's other nine major airports

United States and Cuba have reached a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to Cuba that could eventually flood the island with hundreds of thousands more U.S. visitors a year, officials said Thursday on the anniversary of detente between the foes.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 08:29 UTC

Cordoba: land free of Kirchnerites or the province that despises the rest of Argentina

“Don't travel to Cordoba because they despise the rest of Argentina” read the Kirchnerite supporters' internet campaign ”Don't travel to Cordoba.

“Don't vacation in Cordoba because that province despises the rest of Argentina” reads a slogan massively launched by Kirchner followers in retaliation for the overwhelming support of that province to president-elect Mauricio Macri, 71% to 28% for Daniel Scioli, Cristina Fernandez handpicked presidential candidate.

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 06:36 UTC

Falklands based British Forces rescue cruise passenger injured in South Atlantic

Clyde is pictured re-fuelling an RAF Sea King Search & Rescue Helicopter during a recent operation between The Falkland Islands and South Georgia. (MoD Pic)

Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel based in the Falkland Islands have conducted a long range rescue of a British man from a Russian cruise ship. The MV Akademic Sergei Vavilov was visiting South Georgia, 800 nautical miles to the east of the Falklands, when the man was bitten by what is thought to have been a fur seal at Salisbury Plain Beach.

Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 07:20 UTC

Le Boreal cruise passengers will be leaving Falklands over the weekend

Compagnie du Ponant announced arrangements for two charter flights to the Falklands in order for the crew and passengers to return home.

The Falkland Islands Government confirmed on Friday that travel arrangements are now in place for the crew and passengers who were evacuated from the stranded cruise Le Boreal on Wednesday 18th November, to return home. Two flights have been coordinated, one departing Saturday and the following on Sunday.

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 22:30 UTC

Falklands' cruise rescue operation live-tested and successfully completed

RAF Sea King helicopter winching passengers to safety from the cruise ship Le Boreal (Pic MoD)

Passengers and crew forced to abandon a cruise ship due to a fire in the engine room causing loss of power, were all safe and without injury in Stanley yesterday morning. This followed a complex rescue and care mission comprising British Forces from Mount Pleasant, Government emergency services, the ship’s agents Sulivan Shipping and with support from local farmers.

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 06:24 UTC

Falklands' cruise incident: all passengers safe and 90 hosted in Stanley

 Congratulations to MoD SAR, FIG Emergency Services, North Camp helpers, and all those who worked to make the outcome successful, said MLA Summers

With support from a Royal Navy patrol, the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue helicopters and Falkland Islands emergency services, hundreds of passengers have been rescued from the French flagged mega yacht Le Boréal after it issued a distress call on Wednesday early morning to the north of the Falkland Islands.

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 09:18 UTC

L' Boreal cruise ship fire to North of the Falkland Islands

HMS Clyde has changed course in order to aid the evacuation operation.

The Falkland Islands Government can confirm that a private cruise vessel has issued a distress call following a fire on-board..

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 09:07 UTC

Marriott agrees to buy Starwood, making it the largest hotel chain in the world

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson will remain CEO of the combined company. Deal is expected to close in 2016, following shareholder and regulatory approvals.

Marriott International has agreed to buy Starwood Hotels and Resorts in a $12.2 billion deal that will make it the largest hotel chain in the world. The boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a merger agreement, Marriott announced this morning. The combined companies will operate or franchise more than 5,500 hotels with 1.1 million rooms worldwide. About 35% of the properties are outside the USA.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Mosquito-spread dengue, chickungunya and now Zika threatens the Caribbean and tourism industry

 Pan American Health Organization has indicated that five cases of the Zika virus has been confirmed in Suriname.

Jamaica's Ministry of Health is urging people to be more vigilant and to clean up their environment and destroy mosquito breeding sites, in light of the announcement by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) that the Zika virus has been detected in a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nation.

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 14:23 UTC

Cruise line adds kayak excursions in Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Ventures by Seabourn optional kayak excursions will also be offered at South Georgia Island and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Luxury cruise line Seaborn is adding a new adventure to its Antarctica voyages aboard 'Seabourn Quest' this season: Kayaking. Ventures by Seabourn optional kayak excursions will also be offered at South Georgia Island and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. It's an expansion of the line's new “Ventures by Seabourn” excursions that launched last summer in other destinations.

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