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Montevideo, October 18th 2017 - 18:32 UTC


  • Friday, July 14th 2017 - 07:54 UTC

    Weak pound helps to boost tourists visiting UK by 21.1%, in first quarter

     Overall there were a record 8.3 million visits in the quarter. The visitors spent £4.4bn while in the country, also a record amount.

    The weakness of sterling was behind a surge in the number of tourists visiting the UK in the first three months of 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number of holidaymakers coming to the UK rose by 21.1%, although the number of business visitors declined.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2017 - 09:05 UTC

    UK embassy in Uruguay readying for Expo-Prado 2017; Falklands will also attend

    The Pavilion will host stands of British and Uruguayan brands with ties to UK, and Falklands will be again represented

    Following the previous edition’s success, the British Embassy in Uruguay will be present for the fourth consecutive year at the agricultural show, Expo Prado, from 6 - 17 September, with a Pavilion centered on business, education, culture, gastronomy and entertainment, including a Falkland Islands stand.

  • Monday, July 10th 2017 - 18:38 UTC

    Interest in Falklands strong at London's Experience Latin America travel event

    Jenny and Margaret at the ELA meeting in London

    Falkland Islands Holidays (FIH) Jenny Luxton and Margaret Williams attended Experience Latin America last month; an exclusive by-invitation to the only travel trade event in London. The gathering brings together key suppliers from the Latin America region, with influential buyers from within the UK and Europe.

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2017 - 03:14 UTC

    Aerolineas carries 30% more passengers in first semester compared to 2015

    ”I was said to be coming to lead the downsizing,” Dell'Acqua pointed out ironically.

    Aerolineas Argentinas' CEO Mario Dell'Acqua Tuesday announced the national flag carrier had transported just over 6.2 million passengers, 30 percent more than the 4.5 million transported in the same period of 2015, the company's best year in that regard. In 2016 the figure was of around 5.5 million.

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:34 UTC

    Buenos Aires-Mar del Plata train runs again

    “It is no longer a promise - we have delivered,” said Governor Vidal.

    After two years out of service, Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata, which are 400 kilometres apart, are since Monday again linked by a train service that needs almost seven hours to reach its final destination. Buenos Aires provincial Governor María Eugenia Vidal said “It is no longer a promise - we have delivered.”

  • Monday, July 3rd 2017 - 03:51 UTC

    United Airlines joins list of companies to leave Venezuela

    The captain of United's last flight pulled a Venezuelan flag out of the cockpit window during pushback at Maiquetia airport as workers bid farewell to yet another company.

    United Airlines' last service to Venezuela flew back to the United States last Friday. United thus joins the seemingly endless list of foreign commercial airlines which have followed on the airtrails of Alitalia and left the country due to a state debt to companies that amounts to 3.8 billion dollars, according to airline industry sources.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2017 - 02:08 UTC

    Travel to Argentina up 10% says United Airlines country manager

    Poppe also explained that “the removal of the reciprocity entry tax, which was a barrier for the visitor,” was a decisive factor.

    Interest in Argentina from the United States pushed for an “unusual growth” of 10% in corporate and leisure travel between the two countries, according to United Airlines' Christoff Poppe. It also means more jobs.

  • Friday, June 30th 2017 - 03:22 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Tourists spending more shows survey

    Arrivals figures were almost identical to the previous season, with over 55,000 cruise visitors and just over 1,400 land based leisure tourists.

    Visitor expenditure in the Falklands increased from both land-based tourists and cruise passengers last season. With all the figures from Immigration now in, and the cruise and air surveys analysed, the Tourist Board has a good picture of how last season performed they told Penguin News.

  • Thursday, June 22nd 2017 - 13:43 UTC

    Norwegian announces new London to Argentina route as UK growth continues

    Argentine Ambassador Carlos Sersale di Cerisano and Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos

    Buenos Aires becomes airline’s first South American route - New affordable fares break current monopoly on direct London-Argentina flights. Norwegian has announced a new route from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires, marking the airline’s first ever South American route as its UK expansion plans gather pace.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2017 - 21:24 UTC

    The Falklands: 35 Years of Progress opens today at the A&D Gallery

    The exhibition will run from Tuesday 20th June until Saturday 24th June at the A & D Gallery

    “The Falklands: 35 Years of Progress” is the second photographic exhibition held by the Falkland Islands Government, and is an exhibition with a difference. The photographs were crowd-sourced by the Falkland Islands Government, which ran a competition to find the very best pictures from the Islands’ many skilled photographers.