Friday, December 20th 2013 - 06:05 UTC

Four million Britons heading overseas for Christmas break; 13 million will take to the roads

Canary Islands and North Africa are the favorite destinations for sun lovers

Around four million Britons will be heading overseas for the Christmas break, with those staying behind having to contend with packed roads and disrupted rail services.

Thursday, December 19th 2013 - 05:51 UTC

Concerned with stagnant tourism, Caribbean to promote the region as a single destination

CTO Chairman, Beverly Nicholson Doty: creating a strong Caribbean brand

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will next month celebrate its 25th anniversary amidst a call for the region to be promoted as a single destination. CTO Chairman, Beverly Nicholson Doty, in a Christmas message, said that her wish for the sector in 2014 was that Caribbean countries commit themselves to promoting the region as one destination

Wednesday, December 11th 2013 - 00:00 UTC

World and FIFA shocked by violent incidents at a Brazilian championship match

“I can assure you the lamentable scenes we saw yesterday will not be seen at the World Cup,” said Rodrigues

Shocking violence at a Brazilian championship match is not an indication of what can be expected when the South American country hosts next year's World Cup, FIFA and Brazilian government officials have declared.

Friday, December 6th 2013 - 23:20 UTC

Falklands working on a policy to protect the Islands from norovirus

The norovirus appears every now and then among cruise passengers

The Falkland Islands is aiming to develop a policy to protect the territory from the spread of norovirus, an infection which is not uncommon in big urban centres but which several cruise vessels have also experienced.

Thursday, December 5th 2013 - 20:03 UTC

Foreign Office warn football fans to be on the ball when planning trips to Brazil

FCO Minister Mark Simmonds (L) and Kevin Miles, FSF Chairman (R) urge Brits to be on the ball

Ahead of the World Cup draw on Friday the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) are teaming up to urge England fans to do their homework before booking travel to Brazil.

Monday, December 2nd 2013 - 13:21 UTC

Uruguay admits regional conditions are influencing the number of arrived tourists

Minister Kechichian announced 240 cruise calls and more security measures in Montevideo

Uruguay estimates that the number of arriving tourists to the country by the end of the year will reach 2.830.000, which is 40.000 less than in 2012, but still encouraging given the regional conditions, according to Tourism minister Liliam Kechichian.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013 - 08:52 UTC

Uruguay hosts conference on strategies and response to cruise ship accidents

An estimated 240 cruise calls are expected this year between Montevideo and Punta del Este

Uruguay hosted last week a conference and workshop on “tools and strategies to strengthen the response to cruise ship accidents”. David Jardine-Smith, from the International Maritime Rescue Federation, and Roly McKie, HM Coastguard Staff Officer, Search and Rescue Operations, were the facilitators of the event.

Monday, November 25th 2013 - 15:55 UTC

Operational costs in Argentina and Brazil threaten the South Atlantic cruise industry

The Splendour is charged 90.000 dollars to reach Buenos Aires plus another 20.000/30.000 for each pilot

The high operational costs in the ports of the region is having a negative impact for the cruise industry and some of the companies have already withdrawn vessels from the South Atlantic routes, warned Mediterranean Shipping Company, MSC and Royal Caribbean during a regional conference on the industry sponsored by Uruguay's Ministry of Tourism.

Thursday, November 21st 2013 - 15:14 UTC

Brazil auctions Rio and Belo Horizonte airports; five international consortia registered

Galeao currently handles 17.5 million passengers annually and is projected to receive 60 million in 2038

Airports in Rio and Belo Horizonte, two host cities of the 2014 World Cup, are to be privatized at an auction this week, Brazilian civil aviation authorities said this week. Press reports said five consortia, each with at least one foreign partner, are to take part in Friday's auction at the Sao Paulo stock exchange.

Thursday, November 21st 2013 - 06:35 UTC

Pro-Malvinas militant groups told by winch workers to keep out of the port of Buenos Aires

Quebracho group sets alight tyres and other elements before leaving the picket area (Pic Clarin)

Pickets organized by the Argentine fundamentalist group Quebracho to protest the docking in the port of Buenos Aires of the Bahamas flagged cruise “Seabourn Quest” which includes the Falkland Islands in its route were displaced by the union of winch operators in conflict over pay, work conditions and official registry of their grouping.


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