Tourism

Tourism
Friday, June 6th 2014 - 02:38 UTC

Science and tourism combine in support of Wandering Albatross

A spectacular close shot of a Wandering Albatross

In a superb development for science and tourism in South Georgia, Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris is offering the opportunity for 7 people to join a scientific trip on the Hans Hansson surveying South Georgia’s wandering albatross.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 20:53 UTC

IAATO celebrates 25th meeting with growing membership and review of ports services

 Members voted to re-appoint Marlynda Elstgeest of Waterproof Expeditions as the Chair of the Committee

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) met in Providence, Rhode Island from 27-29 May for their 25th gathering of members and as at previous meetings, the goal was to review the past year and discuss current and future issues for the Antarctic tourism industry in line with the association’s mission to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible tourism.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 00:47 UTC

UK Minister Simmonds to visit Miami and Sao Paulo to support the English team

Simmonds concerned with the safety and security of those travelling to the tournament in Brazil

UK Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds is scheduled to visit Sao Paulo and Miami to promote the travel safety 'Be On The Ball' campaign, preparing fans for the World Cup and to support the English team.

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014 - 05:39 UTC

Rio mayor: be sure when you arrive in Brazil it's not England or London

Mayor Paes slips of the tongue are quite famous according to Rio's media

Those travelling to Brazil imagining they have arrived in England or those coming to Rio imagining to be in London “will undergo a frustrating experience” said Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio do Janeiro, one of the cities to host the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

Thursday, May 29th 2014 - 22:06 UTC

Rousseff sends the Army to safeguard airports and hotels hosting national teams

The decision follows the hounding of the Brazilian national team bus by striking teachers

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff ordered the Army, which already occupies several of the favelas (shanty towns) in Rio do Janeiro to move in and take responsibility for airports and hotels that will be hosting the 32 national teams competing for the World Cup.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 08:40 UTC

Five killed as small plane goes down in the River Plate coast; four survived

The rescue operation had to be done with helicopters in baskets because of the shallow muddy waters

A small plane crash landed on Tuesday into the Río de la Plata river with nine passengers on board. Four of them were successfully rescued and transferred to hospitals in Buenos Aires and Uruguay, and at least five people were reported dead.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 08:06 UTC

Falkland Islander Debby, first woman to be appointed to top tourism job in New Zealand

Debby Summers was former Tourism Development Manager for Sulivan Shipping

Falkland Islands and former Tourism Development Manager for Sulivan Shipping Ltd, Debs Summers, now living in New Zealand has become the first woman ever to join the Board of Directors of leading destinations Management company ID New Zealand.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 00:27 UTC

Antarctica visitors up 9% in 2013/14 season, totaling 37.405, according to IATTO

IATTO is holding its 25th annual meeting in Providence

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) announced its tourism figures for the 2013-2014 season, on the first day of its 25th Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. The total number was 37.405, up 9% with a growing prevalence of Chinese visitors.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 00:19 UTC

Venezuela airline tickets to rise 350% beginning July first; part of a deal to pay pending debt

Association of Airlines Figuera said the price of the tickets will be calculated at 50 Bolivar to the dollar

As airlines cut service to Caracas and Venezuela struggles with a continuing debt crisis, the government of President Nicolás Maduro revealed that it would raise all international airline ticket prices by 350%. The measure should allow to pay part of the 4 billion dollars owed to foreign airlines, according to the government.

Saturday, May 24th 2014 - 09:59 UTC

Relief: airports could soon have devices to screen liquids and gels

The potential solution is the Insight100 scanner which can analyze liquids within five seconds, without the need to open containers.

Taking baby foods through airport security is a major headache for parents travelling with young children. But now there's a potential solution: the Insight100 scanner which can analyze liquids within five seconds, without the need to open containers.

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