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Montevideo, September 21st 2017 - 19:40 UTC

Tourism

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:34 UTC

    Buenos Aires-Mar del Plata train runs again

    “It is no longer a promise - we have delivered,” said Governor Vidal.

    After two years out of service, Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata, which are 400 kilometres apart, are since Monday again linked by a train service that needs almost seven hours to reach its final destination. Buenos Aires provincial Governor María Eugenia Vidal said “It is no longer a promise - we have delivered.”

  • Monday, July 3rd 2017 - 03:51 UTC

    United Airlines joins list of companies to leave Venezuela

    The captain of United's last flight pulled a Venezuelan flag out of the cockpit window during pushback at Maiquetia airport as workers bid farewell to yet another company.

    United Airlines' last service to Venezuela flew back to the United States last Friday. United thus joins the seemingly endless list of foreign commercial airlines which have followed on the airtrails of Alitalia and left the country due to a state debt to companies that amounts to 3.8 billion dollars, according to airline industry sources.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2017 - 02:08 UTC

    Travel to Argentina up 10% says United Airlines country manager

    Poppe also explained that “the removal of the reciprocity entry tax, which was a barrier for the visitor,” was a decisive factor.

    Interest in Argentina from the United States pushed for an “unusual growth” of 10% in corporate and leisure travel between the two countries, according to United Airlines' Christoff Poppe. It also means more jobs.

  • Friday, June 30th 2017 - 03:22 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Tourists spending more shows survey

    Arrivals figures were almost identical to the previous season, with over 55,000 cruise visitors and just over 1,400 land based leisure tourists.

    Visitor expenditure in the Falklands increased from both land-based tourists and cruise passengers last season. With all the figures from Immigration now in, and the cruise and air surveys analysed, the Tourist Board has a good picture of how last season performed they told Penguin News.

  • Thursday, June 22nd 2017 - 13:43 UTC

    Norwegian announces new London to Argentina route as UK growth continues

    Argentine Ambassador Carlos Sersale di Cerisano and Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos

    Buenos Aires becomes airline’s first South American route - New affordable fares break current monopoly on direct London-Argentina flights. Norwegian has announced a new route from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires, marking the airline’s first ever South American route as its UK expansion plans gather pace.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2017 - 21:24 UTC

    The Falklands: 35 Years of Progress opens today at the A&D Gallery

    The exhibition will run from Tuesday 20th June until Saturday 24th June at the A & D Gallery

    “The Falklands: 35 Years of Progress” is the second photographic exhibition held by the Falkland Islands Government, and is an exhibition with a difference. The photographs were crowd-sourced by the Falkland Islands Government, which ran a competition to find the very best pictures from the Islands’ many skilled photographers.

  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 10:52 UTC

    Falkland Islands: New terminal in 2½ years

    THE air terminal at Mount Pleasant is likely to be subject to civilianisation in approximately nine months, and be rebuilt, or extended or refurbished in two and a half years, stated the Chief Executive Barry Rowland at the public meeting on Monday.

  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 09:46 UTC

    The Falklands: Then & Now opens at the Historic Dockyard Museum

    A fascinating new exhibition, entitled The Falklands: Then & Now was opened by the Acting Governor Alex Mitham, in the Historic Dockyard Museum last week. Museum Director, Andrea Barlow, thanks invited guests to the preview, and expressed her gratitude for the many contributions to the exhibition.

  • Friday, June 9th 2017 - 22:09 UTC

    Falklands' increase in landing fee will help fund the Museum & National Trust

    The initiative will help support the long term development of the Museum & National Trust activities in partnership with the local tourism industry.

    The Falkland Islands government, FIG, has announced that as from the 1st July 2018, the landing fee for tourists arriving in Stanley shall increase from £21 to £25. The fee for those arriving into other destinations in the Islands shall remain at £7.50.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2017 - 06:54 UTC

    British Airways says “human error” led to travel chaos for 75.000 passengers

     Willie Walsh, CEO IAG said an engineer disconnected a power supply, with the major damage caused by a surge when it was reconnected.

    The boss of British Airways' parent company says that human error caused an IT meltdown that led to travel chaos for 75,000 passengers. Willie Walsh. chief executive of IAG, said an engineer disconnected a power supply, with the major damage caused by a surge when it was reconnected. He said there would now be an independent investigation “to learn from the experience”.