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Montevideo, November 22nd 2017 - 03:41 UTC

Tourism

  • Friday, July 28th 2017 - 06:17 UTC

    Falklands' winds and flight delays could reduce attractiveness of additional services

    ”Commercial airlines will have to factor in the possibility of delays and too many documented delays due to rotor winds may not make this an attractive prospect.”

    Too many documented delays to flights might reduce the attractiveness of the Falklands in terms of an airline considering providing an additional service to the Islands, acknowledged Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Gavin Short this week.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2017 - 09:07 UTC

    Falklands' Tourist Board focuses on digital marketing strategy

    “So far, FITB has been mainly focusing on Facebook Ads and Google Ads. These two work very differently” revealed Stephanie Middleton

    The current focus of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board's digital marketing strategy is social media marketing using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, confirmed Executive Director Stephanie Middleton. The Board has turned to the popular sites in order to raise awareness of the Falklands and in turn increase the number of visitors in the new website.

  • Tuesday, July 25th 2017 - 06:53 UTC

    2018 promises to be an exciting year for new cruise ships

    Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas will be the largest cruise ship ever built when the vessel goes into service in 2018: 230,000 gross tons and over 6,000 guests

    With cruise lines having a record number of cruise ships on order, the cruise industry is growing like never before. 2018 promises to be an exciting year for new ships coming out, and here are the best new cruise ships arriving next year.

  • Monday, July 24th 2017 - 18:20 UTC

    Refuelling Hub for South Atlantic Airbridge confirmed as Cape Verde

    The SAA will continue to transit through Sal, Cape Verde until 2020

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is pleased to announce that a final decision has been taken on the location of the refuelling hub for the South Atlantic Airbridge (SAA). The SAA will continue to transit through Sal, Cape Verde until 2020, when the Ascension Island runway resurfacing project is expected to be complete.

  • 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.