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Tourism
Thursday, August 7th 2014 - 07:34 UTC

Carnival Cruise Lines to build a 70m tourism port at La Tortue, in Haiti

“It is worth it to know that the money that you are spending while having fun is helping someone to get out of poverty”, said PM Lamothe

Haiti announced it has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with the US-based Carnival Cruise Lines to build a tourism port on the island of Latortue, north of the island. Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said the 70 million dollars project will help improve the lives of the estimated 36,000 people residing in the area.

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 00:20 UTC

Hanover TUI line orders new vessels as Germany is set to become Europe's main cruise market

CEO Joussen said TUI will expand in hotels and cruise ships, and is merging with TUI Travel Plc (TT/), Europe’s largest tour operator

Germany's TUI Cruises, a joint venture of TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. are planning to spend as much as 2 billion Euros for four new vessels to meet increased European demand for cruise holidays. TUI Cruises expects Germany to overtake the UK as Europe's largest cruise market.

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Princess Cruises to incorporate 143.000 ton vessel for 3.650 pax in 2017

The 600 million Euro cruise vessel is to be delivered by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri

Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, announced that it has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service in 2017.

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 08:06 UTC

US Senate looks into passenger protection on Caribbean cruise ships

At the hearing, Senator Rockefeller said the horror stories pointed to a lack of oversight and accountability for passenger safety in the cruise industry

There could have been few places where the old adage “worse things happen at sea” seemed more appropriate than a recent US Senate Commerce Committee hearing in which members were regaled with Caribbean cruise ship passengers’ horror stories of everything from rape and violence to seeping sewage and hallways lined with bags of feces.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 21:31 UTC

Falkland Islands nominated finalists in the Travel Agents Choice Award

The awards are sponsored by “Selling Travel Magazine”, and winners will be announced 15 October

The Falkland Islands have been nominated and are finalists in the Travel Agents Choice Awards sponsored by “Selling Travel Magazine” in the UK. (Previously known as Selling Long Haul Magazine), announced the Falkland Islands Tourism Board. The Falkland Islands have been nominated for “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

IATA claims from Venezuela the 4.1 billion dollars owed to airlines

The blocked monies are from ticket sales in Venezuela and are being held by the government in breach of international treaties

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Venezuelan government to honor the commitment it made in March to permit airlines to repatriate in full and at fair exchange rates airline funds being blocked in the country.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 19:30 UTC

Falklands Tourist Board planning strong presence at UK Bird Fair and World Market Travel

The aim of the Fair is to get birdwatchers to celebrate birds and to develop a commercial fair for the bird watching industry

Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) has been busy over the past weeks planning for upcoming events in the UK. The first event is in just three weeks when FITB will again be attending Bird Fair at Rutland Wildlife Reserve in Oakham, UK.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 22:36 UTC

US and EU ban airline flights to Israel after Hamas rocket lands near Tel Aviv airport

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the ban and said it would continue to monitor the situation.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, is prohibiting US airlines from flying to Israel's international airport in Tel Aviv for 24 hours, after a rocket fired by Hamas militants in Gaza landed nearby, damaging a house and slightly injuring one Israeli. European airlines quickly canceled their flights as well.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 21:10 UTC

“We are Falklands” photo exhibition opened in The Mall Galleries in London

Falkland Islands government representative in London Sukey Cameron during the opening of the exhibition

“We Are Falklands” an exhibition collecting works from Falkland Islanders and amateur photographers opened on Monday to the general public at The Mall Galleries in central London.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 08:10 UTC

“Busy and diverse tourism season” South Georgia tells IAATO meeting

Vessels like Ortelius and Ushuaia, made 55 visits to South Georgia during the last tourist season

In the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands’ annual address to the tourism industry at the IAATO (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators) meeting in Providence, Richard McKee, GSGSSI Executive Officer summarized the 2013-14 season as “incredibly busy and diverse” given the 55 cruise ship calls.

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