Saturday, September 19th 2015 - 07:32 UTC

Falklands stall at the Prado rural show “a great surprise and greater success”

“We are very satisfied, it has been a great surprise and greater success, and a very good initiative to participate in the rural show. Hopefully we will be back” said MLA Short

The UK GREAT pavilion at Uruguay's main agri-business exhibition in Montevideo received the top prize for its category while a stall from the Falkland Islands, tended to by Islanders, is estimated to have been visited by 10% of the more than half million visitors that attended the week-long Expo-Prado.

Saturday, September 19th 2015 - 06:44 UTC

Falklands: “thank you” to the people of Uruguay for being so warm, welcoming and supportive

“People were genuinely interested in the Falklands, wanted to know about us, our way of life, etc.; many of them already knew a fair bit about our Islands”

A business delegation from the Falkland Islands participated in Uruguay's main agri-business show at the Prado grounds with a stall in the British GREAT pavilion. The week attendance was described as 'surprising and successful' and Falklands lawmaker Gavin Short addressed an open letter thanking all those involved in helping with the Islands' presence.

Wednesday, September 16th 2015 - 08:04 UTC

History made as first ever plane lands at St Helena: day to remember 09/15/2015

The aircraft crew comprised Captain Grant Brighton, Co-pilot and First Officer Dillan Van Niekerk, Chief Aircraft Engineer Jeffrey McKenzie (all of TAB Charters, SA) together with FCSL Chief Pilot, St

History was made on St Helena at 13.50hrs GMT Tuesday 15 September 2015, as a Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft arrived from Angola and touched down at St Helena’s new Airport, prior to conducting a series of calibration flights.

Wednesday, September 16th 2015 - 07:45 UTC

Chile's 24-hour workers strike grounds all civil flights; thousands of passengers stranded

Hundreds of Chileans and tourists were stranded at the international airport in  Santiago, and hundreds more stayed at home because they knew about the strike

A 24-hour strike by civil aviation workers in Chile grounded dozens of departing flights and affected thousands of passengers, officials said on Tuesday. The strike began at midnight with nearly 4,000 workers demanding improved labor conditions and came just days before a September 18 national holiday celebrating the country's independence, a time when many people travel.

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.


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