Tuesday, April 28th 2015 - 08:05 UTC

IAATO 2015 convention starts today in Rotterdam - Falkland Islands Tourist Board Management in Attendance

 “The networking opportunities at IAATO conference build relationships” said Mr. Tony Mason

Tony Mason, Director, International Communications and Stephanie Middleton, Interim CEO of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board are in Rotterdam, Netherlands this week attending the IAATO conference where key issues affecting the region will be discussed.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 03:35 UTC

Punta Arenas cruise visitors numbers up 30% during the 2014/15 season

Windy Punta Arenas is the main port of call for cruise vessels in the south of Chile. This season 48 visited the city.

Cruise visitors to Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile during this last 2014/15 season increased by 30%, with 48 vessel calls between last October and April this year, according to Chilean migration and international police records. This represents 78.872 cruise passengers, and is an increase over the 35 calls from the previous season 2013/2014.

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 08:30 UTC

Norovirus outbreak on two cruise ships off the coasts of Mexico and California

One of the two most recent outbreaks took place on the Legend of the Seas while on a two-week cruise that ended on Tuesday.

Hundreds of Royal Caribbean passengers were stricken with acute gastrointestinal ailments, including vomiting and diarrhea, on two cruise ships off the coasts of Mexico and California earlier this week. The debilitating illness was identified as norovirus, outbreaks of which aren’t uncommon on cruise ships, especially during the winter season.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015 - 08:57 UTC

St. Helena prepares for airport opening with boutique hotel and South African airline

A view of Jamestown which expects an economic boost once the airport begins receiving air traffic from South Africa and hopefully an influx of tourists

Two South African companies, Mantis in the hotel business and Comair airline, will be playing a vital role in developing St Helena's economy through increased communications and the tourist industry, once the international airport is opened next February, according to the latest news from the British Overseas Territory in mid South Atlantic.

Monday, April 13th 2015 - 08:00 UTC

Ushuaia expects at least 16 additional calls for the 2015/16 cruise season

Ushuaia this season was the only Argentine port to see an increase in the number of cruise calls and visitors

Ushuaia in the extreme south of Argentina expects sixteen additional calls for the next cruise season 2015/16, according to Tierra del Fuego province ports authority, which together with other representatives attended the recent Seatrade Cruise international fair held in Miami. This includes vessels from the Norwegian Cruise Line, as well as the Splendor of the Seas, Crystal Symphony and Japan's Asuka II.

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 07:16 UTC

Falklands Tourist Board presented the 2015 Tourism Awards, and the winners are...

Hon. Mike Summers, MLA, H.E. the Governor, Mr. Colin Roberts and Tony Mason, Chief Executive Officer of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board. MLA

Tony Mason, Chief Executive Officer of the Falkland Islands Tourist and H.E. The Governor of the Falkland Islands, Mr. Colin Roberts, presented the 2015 tourism awards on 1st April 2015. It was also a successful finale for CEO Mason who now has an even more ambitious task with the Falkland Islands Tourist Board in the United Kingdom.

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - 07:50 UTC

Jeremy Clarkson is back on BBC as guest host of “Have I got news for you”

Clarkson was suspended by the BBC on 10 March following a “fracas” with Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon in a hotel in North Yorkshire.

Jeremy Clarkson is set to make his first appearance on the BBC since losing his job as co-presenter on Top Gear. The controversial broadcaster will appear as the guest host of 'Have I Got News for You' on 24 April. Clarkson became notorious in Argentina for his 'provocative' Top Gear program using cars with plates (H982 FKL) that made reference to the Falklands war of 1982 triggering strong reactions.

Monday, March 30th 2015 - 10:36 UTC

Ushuaia expects 2014/15 cruise season to total over 100.000 visitors

With still a few days left, “numbers are encouraging and we expect to end with a 15% increase over the 2013/14 season visitors”. said Gianfranco Guardamagna

Over 100.000 visitors will have landed in Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina by the end of the current 2014/2015 cruise season, anticipated for mid April, according to official stats from the Tierra del Fuego Tourism Institute, InFueTur.

Monday, March 30th 2015 - 09:34 UTC

Carnival and associates to incorporate nine new cruise vessels by 2022

Carnival Corporation signed this week two strategic memorandums that will add nine new cruise ships to the company’s fleet over a four-year period

Carnival Corporation enters into strategic partnerships to add nine cruise ships to its fleet over a four-year period starting in 2019; shipbuilders Fincantieri and Meyer Werft to each build next-generation cruise ships for Carnival Corporation through two separate, long-term partnerships, reports Maritime Link.

Monday, March 30th 2015 - 06:20 UTC

Cruise lines are preparing for the Cuban rush of US tourists

European and Canadian-owned cruise lines often make stops in Havana. Tourism is already a major part of the Cuban economy

Although U.S. tourists are still technically banned from visiting the Caribbean country, one of the world's last remaining authoritarian regimes, the process of normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba has the cruise industry ready to pounce, according to Maritime Link.


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