The Falkland Islands Tourist Board is in the final stages of Phase 2 renovations on the Jetty Visitors Centre which will complete the planned works said Tourist Board Managing Director Tony Mason, adding, “plans have been made to get the car park ready well ahead of the first cruise ship arrival.”
The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association for Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), in cooperation with Lindblad Expeditions, have found a way for cruise operators to share years of depth soundings from the Arctic and Antarctica.
Amid an ongoing dispute between the Argentine government and the US judiciary over the legal battle with holdout creditors, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires has issued a warning message for US citizens living in Argentina or about to travel to the country.
Airlines across Europe have been cleared to allow passengers' use of mobile phones and portable electronic devices (PEDs) throughout flights. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said there would be no restrictions in place from a safety perspective - a long-held reason for devices to be turned off or placed in airplane mode.
British Airways will be eliminating two direct flights between Buenos Aires and London beginning 31 March 2015, meaning the weekly schedule will be cut from seven to five flights, mainly because of a drop in the number of passengers.
Singapore Tourism Board (Destination of the Year), Copenhagen Malmo Port (Port of the Year), Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems (Supplier of the Year), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (Environmental Initiative), and Excursions Ltd (Innovative Shorex) were all honored last week as winners in the eighth Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards, principal sponsor Fidelio Cruise, presented at the Seatrade Med 2014 Party held at Barcelona's Gran Teatre Del Liceu.
Chile has won the bid to host the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in 2015. The adventure tourism industry’s foremost annual gathering will take place from October 5th to the 8th in the town of Puerto Varas, in the Lake Region of Chile.
New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) show that worldwide, cruise industry expenditures generated 117 billion dollars in total economic contributions, supporting the employment of 891,009 full-time equivalent employees with total wages of 38.47 billion.
International tourist numbers grew 4.6% in the first half of 2014, boosted by strong growth in the Americas, Asia and parts of Europe, the World Tourism Organization said this week.
British Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas for Chinese tourists in an attempt to attract more visits to the UK. It was one of a series of measures announced at an economic summit in London, attended by Chinese vice premier Ma Kai.