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Thursday, November 5th 2015 - 06:51 UTC

Cruise season 2015/16 in Uruguay takes off 6 November; 170 calls expected

Montevideo is expected to receive 109 calls of which three will stay overnight and during 22 days two cruise vessels will be docking simultaneously

Uruguayan Tourism ministry officials announced that the country expects 170 calls from cruise vessels this coming season which is scheduled to begin 6 November and extend until 10 April 2016.

Thursday, October 22nd 2015 - 19:05 UTC

Ushuaia cruise season takes off: 331 calls estimated in 2015/16

Antarctic cruises sail across the Drake Passage to Antarctica peninsula, a full two days trip, which can later include south seas islands such as South Georgia

The 2015/16 cruise season has taken off in Argentine Tierra del Fuego with the arrival on Monday, of 'Ushuaia' and 90 passengers, one of the 331 calls which are estimated according to Ushuaia authorities. Gianfranco Guardamagna head of the Tierra del Fuego Tourism Institute recalled the significance of the cruise industry for Ushuaia, since the austral city “commands 95% of all international Antarctic tourism”.

Monday, October 19th 2015 - 21:46 UTC

Polar operators keen on conducting citizen science projects

Kim Crosbie, Executive Director, IAATO, highlighted that after a period of downturn, tourism to Antarctica is recovering and diversifying

Field staff from the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operations (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) got together in Toronto last month in the first Polar field staff conference ever held. Seventy-five people attended over the three days representing 24 IAATO/AECO members, three governments, three universities and the World Wildlife Fund.

Thursday, October 15th 2015 - 07:18 UTC

Cruise ship industry concerned about escalating crime in the Caribbean

A Carnival Cruise Line executive reportedly warned Bahamas officials about the crime situation in Nassau, and was considering issuing crime warnings

Reports of escalating crime in the Caribbean have renewed the debate about how it affects the millions of cruise ship passengers and other tourists who visit the region each year.

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 21:35 UTC

FIH to Travel Mart Latin America

“There was tremendous interest in the Falklands” said Ms. Luxton (Pic L)

Falkland Islands Holidays represented by Jenny Luxton and Sue Smith attended the 39th Annual Travel Mart Latin America Tourism Business Development event in Guatemala this year.

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 10:25 UTC

Falkland Islands: ”Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”

Falklands “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature” 2015

Breaking news from the Falkland Islands Tourist Board office in London. Tony Mason, Director of International communications has announced the Falkland Islands has WON the award for the second year in a row for “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature” in the Selling Travel Magazines, “Agents Choice Awards.”

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 05:37 UTC

Chile announces world's third largest fully protected marine area

Combined, Nazca-Desaventuradas and Easter Island would protect more than 350,000 square miles, larger than Chile's total landmass.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced this week the creation of the Nazca-Desaventuradas Marine Park, giving Chile claim to the largest marine reserve in the Americas -- as well as the Easter Island Marine Park, which will be the third-largest fully protected marine area in the world.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 08:20 UTC

Ushuaia expects this cruise season 336 vessel calls and over 100.000 visitors

During the 2014/15 season the number of cruise visitors in Ushuaia was actually down 9%, from 98.770 to 90.276, according to a release from Hosteltur.

Tierra del Fuego Tourism Institute (Infuetur), in extreme south Argentina, is expecting 25% more cruise visitors this 2015/16 season, most probably breaking the 100.000 milestone, with 336 calls involving 47 cruise vessels. The estimate is 112.170 passengers by April 2016, of which 79.486 non Antarctic and 36.684 Antarctic visitors.

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 08:16 UTC

St Helena airport certification exercises planned for this month and November

The Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft at St Helena airport

British Overseas Territory St Helena is closer to the official opening of its airport following a series of calibration flights by the first aircraft to successfully land and takeoff from the mid Atlantic island.

Monday, September 28th 2015 - 10:05 UTC

“One billion tourists, one billion opportunities”, UN message on World Tourism Day

“As a leading employment sector, tourism provides important livelihood opportunities helping to alleviate poverty and inclusive development”, said Ban

Marking the observance of World Tourism Day, senior United Nations officials are spotlighting the transformative potential of one billion tourists and their increasing capacity to help boost socio-economic and environmental development.

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