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Montevideo, April 24th 2018 - 04:50 UTC

Tourism

  • Sunday, February 4th 2018 - 10:41 UTC

    Intrepid all-female Indian yacht crew fall in love with the Falklands

    The Falklands has been one of the most beautiful stopover’s that we have encountered. (Pic Twitter)

    As the 6 lady crew members of the Indian Naval yacht TARINI prepare to leave the Falklands they take away: ‘Pleasant memories of a very wonderfully close-knit family atmosphere, of people who trust each other, are resourceful, peaceful and kind to each other and who live well with no poverty, unemployment, destitution or hardships’ said Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi who is the captain of the 17 x 5 meters sloop.

  • Monday, January 29th 2018 - 11:06 UTC

    “Rhubarb Day” celebrated at the Magallanes Expo in Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas residents celebrate with different produce made out of rhubarb

    Punta Arenas celebrated “Rhubarb Day” as part of the Magallanes Expo celebrations. Although not original from the extreme south of Chile, rhubarb has long grown and adapted in Magallanes region where it is much valued for its gastronomic and medicinal properties.

  • Friday, January 26th 2018 - 07:27 UTC

    Falklands decide to discuss a Holiday Scheme, originally funded by the government

    Proposing the motion, MLA Roberts gave a brief history of the previous scheme, which was designed to supplement the cost of international and local travel.

    The Falkland Islands Holiday Credit Scheme that lasted some ten years until 2008, and by which the government credited a daily contribution to each Islander in support of the cost of overseas travel, may be about to make a comeback, according to the latest edition of the Penguin News.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 09:16 UTC

    The US tourism industry is suffering from the “Trump slump”

    The US “Trump slump”, points to the president's America First rhetoric and anti-immigrant comments, as well as tighter visa rules for some countries

    Travel to the US is falling, a decline some in the tourism industry blame on US President Donald Trump. The number of international visitors fell by 4% in the first seven months of 2017, according to the US National Travel & Tourism Office and the trend occurred across all regions, with Africa and the Middle East reporting some of the most dramatic declines.

  • Friday, January 19th 2018 - 09:49 UTC

    Portugal, India, Indonesia and Spain win UNWTO awards for tourism innovation

    Attended by 500 participants from different countries the Awards Ceremony, emphasized how tourism has embraced sustainable and innovative approaches.

    Turismo de Portugal I.P (Portugal), Ecotourism Trust (India), Tryponyu (Indonesia) and SEGGITUR (Spain) are the winners of the 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism. Fourteen projects among 128 applicants from 55 countries were selected as finalists of the 14th UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2018 - 09:16 UTC

    FITUR Gay again one of the sections with the largest presence at the Trade Show

    They are offering a wide range of entertainment for January 20/21, the days open to the general public, with shows with all the latest audio-visual technology.

    The International Tourism Trade Show of Madrid, FITUR, hosting its 8th edition of FITUR GAY (LGBT), a monographic section dedicated to LGBT tourism, organized in collaboration with the consulting firm LGBT Diversity Consulting International and IFEMA, opened this Wednesday in Madrid and will last until January 21.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 16:52 UTC

    It's World Penguin Day!

    In case you didn't know, this Saturday, 20th January, is World Penguin Day! What better way to celebrate it than start planning your own Falkland Islands adventure. Penguins...well we've got plenty, but that's not all the Falklands is about. It's a bird watcher's paradise. It is fabulous for walking, exploring, photography, fishing, and immersing yourself in island life. And perhaps as much as anything else, it's the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of, well, the rest of the world!

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2018 - 09:57 UTC

    Far less Argentines than expected crossed to Chile for the Pope's visit

    Overall between January 8 and 12, more than 38,000 people made the trip from the Argentine province of Mendoza to Santiago at the Christ Redempteur crossing

    Argentine born pope Francis three-day visit to neighboring Chile attracted less of his countrypeople than was expected according to the preparations and border controls. The Argentine Gendarmerie at the Christ Redempteur pass, reported that on Sunday, 4.283 people in 1.995 vehicles crossed to Chile plus another 2.966 faithfull in 77 coaches.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2018 - 09:19 UTC

    Global tourist arrivals up 7% in 2017, strongest result in seven years forecasted to continue in 2018

    2017 was characterized by sustained growth in many destinations and a firm recovery in those that suffered decreases in previous years.

    International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%.

  • Monday, January 15th 2018 - 10:54 UTC

    US Tourism Partners apologizes for President Trump's derogatory remarks

    “The United States of America,  will remain to be a great country, a welcoming country, and a beautifully diverse melting pot of a country”.

    Whether travelers are visiting the United States from a “shithole country” or from Norway, the US is welcoming tourists and immigrants with open arms. Juergen Steinmetz, the chairman of the Hawaii (USA), Brussels (Belgium), Seychelles, and Bali (Indonesia)-based International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP), a leading global travel and tourism organization, responded to US President’s Donald Trump’s “shithole country” remark when referring to an immigration issue in the United States.