Saturday, November 9th 2013 - 12:51 UTC

Falklands 'Falkstock' festival organized by Polar Latitudes and Sulivan Shipping

Stanley will host on 7 March 7 a night of live bands, highlighting local talent

Working in conjunction with Sulivan Shipping expedition cruise company Polar Latitudes has announced plans for the First Annual Falkland Islands Music Festival (Falkstock) to be held in March as a celebration of the end of season.

Thursday, November 7th 2013 - 17:51 UTC

Falklands’ tourist board on 'path to worldwide recognition'

Falklands’ representative in London Ms Cameron and Mr. Mason at World Market in London

“We are encouraged to see the natural progression of the Falklands tourist board on a path to worldwide recognition”, said Managing Director Tony Mason who announced plans for the establishment of an Islands' tourist board branch in London.

Thursday, November 7th 2013 - 07:57 UTC

Argentina complains South African Airways decision to cut the Buenos Aires route

The Beijing route which loses money is being kept for “strategic and development reasons”, said SAA

Argentina's ambassador to South Africa, Carlos Sersale di Cerisano, has criticized South African Airways’ (SAA’s) move to end its service to Buenos Aires as a “political decision” not based on commercial criteria. SAA spokesman Tlali Tlali said the airline was cutting long-haul routes from its network as part of a turnaround strategy to restore profitability. Cutting the route between Argentina and South Africa had to be seen in that context.

Thursday, November 7th 2013 - 07:51 UTC

Venice reducing cruise traffic in front of St Mark's square

Stunning view of a cruise vessel from St Mark' square

A special commission approved this week a plan to divert cruise ships away from Venice's historic center by 2016, but activists seeking to rid the city of the giant ships expressed reservations about the proposed new route.

Wednesday, November 6th 2013 - 01:34 UTC

Falklands delegation participating of World Travel Mart in London

The delegation is headed by Tony Mason, managing director of the tourist board

The Falkland Islands Tourist board and a team of delegates are participating of the World Travel Mart in London which is considered the largest travel and tourism show in the world.

Tuesday, November 5th 2013 - 13:50 UTC

Brazil consumer watchdog orders airlines to reduce 'abusive' domestic fare for 2014 World Cup

The World Cup is expected to attract 600.000 foreign tourists

Brazil's consumer watchdog Procon Rio do Janeiro branch has ordered five airlines to reduce “abusive” domestic fares during next year's FIFA World Cup. Avianca, TAM, Gol, Azul and Oceanair have been accused of inflating prices up to 10-fold during the June 12-July 13 tournament.

Monday, November 4th 2013 - 05:54 UTC

Cristina Fernandez wants Argentine tourists to remain and visit Argentina

A packed Ezeiza airport: Argentines prefer to spend time overseas

The administration of President Cristina Fernandez is preparing a package of measures in an attempt to further impede the outflow of hard currency, mainly US dollars, for which it is planning to establish a double exchange rate system. The measures target tourism, a bill of 8 billion dollars which has become dearer than the energy deficit.

Saturday, November 2nd 2013 - 23:39 UTC

Chile's Torres del Paine park named '8th Wonder of the World” by VritualTourist

Torres del Paine is considered a hikers' paradise because of its remote and pristine environment

VirtualTourist announced that after more than five million worldwide votes, Turismo Chile's entry of Torres del Paine National Park has been named the “8th Wonder of the World”.

Friday, November 1st 2013 - 21:36 UTC

Dollar-short Venezuela creates new exchange rate system for arriving tourists

The official rate for the dollar is 6.3 Bolivar but in the black market 50 Bolivar

Venezuela will create a new exchange rate for tourists to buy up to US$10,000 of the local Bolivar currency per year in a measure intended to help reduce black market trading, the government said in its official gazette.

Friday, November 1st 2013 - 18:05 UTC

London Luxury Quarter red carpet to court the rich and famous from China

Chinese spend on average £1,656 per transaction in the Quarter, which is 122% higher than anywhere else in the U.K.

Luxury retailers in London are hoping to cash in on the growing ranks of high-net worth Chinese travelers in the wake of relaxed visa application rules for tourists and business people from the mainland, which were announced in October by the British government.


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