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Montevideo, June 23rd 2018 - 02:36 UTC

Tourism

  • Sunday, March 18th 2018 - 10:36 UTC

    Ushuaia at Seatrade in Miami praised for the port services improvements

    “Last season we had 282 cruise calls, and this season we will have some 335, and hopefully by 2020 we are aiming at 430” said governor Bertone

    The port of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego expects to end the current 2017/18 cruise season with over 339 calls, fifty more than in the previous season, revealed governor Rosana Bertone who attended the SeaTrade International Fair in Miami, the world's major event of the industry.

  • Wednesday, March 14th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    Argentines tourists flocked mainly to Brazil in January 2018

    Of the 377.000 overseas tourists, 32.5% travelled to Brazil, 15.1% to US and Canada, and 10.8% to Europe

    January is summer month in Argentina, equivalent to July in the northern hemisphere, and Argentines love to take to the beaches or travel overseas. This last January, according to the official stats office, Indec, the number of arrived tourists in Argentina increased 8.7% compared to a year ago, but Argentines tourists overseas jumped 20.5%., most probably on the back of a particularly strong Peso vis-a-vis the US dollar.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 16:34 UTC

    Falkland Islands: It's Time for Adventure!

    The Falkland Islands...one of the last great wilderness destinations on the planet, where your trip becomes an adventure. Four wheel drives are our mode of transport, and our little planes will take you to islands abundant with penguins, albatrosses and petrels that are there for you alone to discover and enjoy.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 09:00 UTC

    Norwegian Air expands into domestic flights in Argentina and Brazil

    “We serve a lot of places in the U.S. and in Europe, but South America is our focus in 2018,” said Kjos. ”There are other countries with priority in South America”

    Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA plans to fly to Brazil from Argentina and London to boost its month-old operations in South America, Chief Executive Officer Bjorn Kjos said in an interview in Buenos Aires. The Scandinavian company has already received authorization from the Argentine government to operate flights to 13 Brazilian cities. Norwegian is evaluating flying in other Latin American nations, Kjos said, declining to give more details.

  • Friday, March 9th 2018 - 09:08 UTC

    Open Skies agreement between Brazil and US: 30% surge in flights expected

    The agreement allows an unlimited number of flights between Brazil and the United States, the favorite destination of Brazilian tourists

    Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday approved an Open Skies agreement between Brazil and the United States that clears the way for a partnership between American Airlines Group Inc and LATAM Airlines Group. The treaty will be sent to President Michel Temer, who is expected to sign it into law.

  • Friday, March 9th 2018 - 04:19 UTC

    Falklands' second commercial air-link: interest from several Brazilian airlines

    Unofficial sources claimed this week that LATAM Brazil, Avianca Brazil, and GOL (Brazil) are airlines interested in undertaking the commercial air-link.

    The Director of Aviation at Aviation Economics Joanna Hunt commenting on the progress of a second commercial air-link to the Falkland Islands has confirmed there has been interest from airlines.

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2018 - 06:49 UTC

    A month after leaving the Falklands, “Tarini” has reached Cape Town

    INVS Tarini stay in the Falklands was a major success

    Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) ‘Tarini’ has reached Cape Town in South Africa. This has marked the successful circumnavigation which started in September last year. The all-women crew has created history with the voyage as it is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation by an all-women crew.

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2018 - 09:14 UTC

    Mark Twain revival: American Cruise pledges five new Mississippi river boats

    The second riverboat is the sister-ship to “American Song”, which will make its inaugural cruise on the Mississippi River this October.

    American Cruise Lines has announced that construction has begun on the second modern riverboat in the series of five. The second riverboat is the sister-ship to state-of-the-art American Song, the first modern riverboat available in the U.S., which will make its inaugural cruise on the Mississippi River this October.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2018 - 08:10 UTC

    Falklands second commercial air link: “Flight route is done deal” believes Tim Miller

    “There is of course only one economically viable and politically safe second flight route: Santiago-Falklands with a monthly landing en-route at say Neuquen”

    The following was published in the Penguin News, “Your Letters” section in response to the Falklands government last week’s release titled “Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link”

  • Friday, February 23rd 2018 - 07:49 UTC

    Falklands: Second flight statement meets approval and dismay

    Sally Ellis, said the tourism industry was “totally supportive” of any progress being made towards increasing air access to the Falklands, particularly in summer

    A statement entitled ‘Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link’ released last week by the Falkland Islands Government, but too late for publication in the Penguin News, has met with a mixed reception in the Islands. While some have expressed favor others have reservations and questions as witnessed by readers’ letters in this Friday edition.