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  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 09:47 UTC

    No music to mark American Airlines landing in Havana

    American Airlines flight #17 nonstop from Miami to Havana was of historical importance

    Passengers from Miami, wearing straw hats provided by American Airlines with the word “Cuba” on the back, were greeted with welcome signs in various languages, but no music as the first scheduled commercial flight from the US to Havana in more than 50 years landed Monday to the applause of passengers and a water-spraying salute from firetrucks.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 12:51 UTC

    Bolivia sells 14% more airplane tickets

    Boliviana de Aviacion's expansion accounts for more Bolivians chosing to travel by air

    Passenger air traffic in Bolivia has increased from 1,859,456 to 2,121,437 between January and August, 2016, compared to the same part of 2015, the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) reported, which means a 14 % increase.

  • Friday, November 25th 2016 - 08:37 UTC

    Uruguay expects 10% increase in international tourist arrivals this summer

    “If the current trend of a more than 10% rise in tourists continues, the season is going to be better than last year,” Benjamin Liberoff told reporters

    Uruguay's deputy tourism minister said that based on current trends the number of international tourist arrivals during the current summer season, which peaks in December and January, should rise by more than 10%.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 11:10 UTC

    Visitors from Mercosur to benefit from faster entry to UK as Registered Traveler Service is expanded

    The Prime Minister Theresa May announced earlier this month that the service will also be offered to certain categories of traveler from India in the future.

    Business travelers and frequent visitors from a host of countries, including Mercosur founding members, will be able to benefit from faster entry to the United Kingdom as the Government’s Registered Traveler Service is expanded. From this Monday (21 November), frequent travelers to the UK from 16 new countries will be eligible to apply for membership of the scheme, which brings the potential for improved trade and tourism links.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 18:39 UTC

    Buenos Aires admits poor cruise season because of past mistakes

    Some large cruises are expected in Buenos Aires among which MSC Orchestra and Music; Celebrity Infinity; Costa Luminosa and Queen Victoria.

    Buenos Aires cruise season has taken off but it will be far from its peak in 2012/13 when over half a million visitors reached the Argentine capital. This season will only see 81 calls with 323.000 visitors of which 70% foreigners, according to local port authorities.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 21:01 UTC

    McDonald's burgers are not welcome in Florence's Piazza del Duomo

    The fast-food giant had its plans for an outlet on the Piazza del Duomo rejected by Florence's mayor in June and the decision was upheld in July by a technical panel

    McDonald's is suing the city of Florence for €18m after it was blocked from opening a restaurant on one of the Italian city's most historic plazas. The fast-food giant had its plans for an outlet on the Piazza del Duomo rejected by Florence's mayor in June and the decision was upheld in July by a technical panel in charge of preserving the city's ancient heart.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 20:23 UTC

    More flights to Cuba and less around Trump Tower in new US skies

    Flying to Cuba gets easier as opposed to what happens in NYC

    Delta Air Lines will operate three daily flights to Havana, one from Miami, one from New York and one from Atlanta, it was announced Friday - No fly zone (sort of) around Trump Tower in NYC

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 20:15 UTC

    Aerolíneas Argentinas prepares for the summer

    Many changes to airline services in the region by carries like Aerolíneas Argentinas

    Aerolíneas Argentinas announced Friday a series of adjustments to its operations which will increase the seating capacity by 10% for peak summer season destinations - DAP starts flying between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas - The neverending story of Bolivia's haunted airport.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 12:39 UTC

    DAP Airways opens summer link between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia

    The first symbolic flight with a BAE 146-200 lands in Ushuaia and is received with the friendly arch of rain at the airport

    Chilean privately owned DAP Airways inaugurated this week the link between Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile and Ushuaia, capital of Argentine Tierra del Fuego, a flexible commercial service that includes two weekly flights during the summer season and with the main purpose of increasing connectivity in the region and favoring tourism.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 08:57 UTC

    Seven percent more Britons traveled to Argentina this year

    More Britons choose Argentina as a travel destination

    The flow of British tourists into Argentina until August this year recorded a seven percent increase when measured against data from 2015. Ten percent rise forecast for 2017, accoring to Argentine Minister of Tourism Gustavo Santos.