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Montevideo, July 28th 2017 - 13:02 UTC

Tourism

  • Friday, March 17th 2017 - 07:26 UTC

    Brazil awards European groups 30 year concession of four airports

    “We have won back international credibility,” Temer said on Twitter, celebrating “success in the airport auction.”

    Brazil awarded three European groups on Thursday the rights to operate four airports, drawing nearly double the minimum bids at an auction that underscored investors' appetite for a new wave of privatizations under President Michel Temer. German airport operator Fraport AG, French group Vinci SA and Zurich Airport bid a combined 1.46 billion reais (US$470 million) for the rights to run airports in Porto Alegre, Salvador, Fortaleza and Florianopolis.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2017 - 07:56 UTC

    Two US airlines cancel flights to Cuba: excess of capacity

    Airline Frontier is canceling its Miami-Havana route starting next June 4 due to unforeseen high costs, and also because of the low demand.

    On Monday, two US airlines announced that they have plans to cancel their flights to Cuba, one of which is Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways, whose representatives said they had made the “difficult but necessary” decision to cancel its services to Cuba from April 22.

  • Tuesday, March 14th 2017 - 21:34 UTC

    Death of swimming pigs of Big Major Cay shocks Bahamas

    Running wild on the uninhabited island, swimming out to meet boatloads of tourists the friendly porkers enjoyed a porcine paradise on their island in the sun.

    For many years the swimming pigs of Big Major Cay, also known as Pig Beach, in the Bahamas Exuma island chain, have been a major tourist attraction. Running wild on the uninhabited island, swimming out to meet boatloads of tourists and happily gobbling down the food and snacks they brought, the friendly porkers enjoyed a porcine paradise on their island in the sun.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2017 - 22:16 UTC

    What happens when a cruise ship visits your back yard ?

    As the 16-deck, 122,000-ton Celebrity Equinox cruise ship loomed over the Todhunter’s back patio, the alarmed couple recorded video of the scene

    Winds and strong currents brought a cruise ship unusually close to homes on the water near Port Everglades, in Florida said a spokeswoman for the union of harbor pilots, who guide ships in and out of the port. As the 16-deck, 122,000-ton Celebrity Equinox cruise ship loomed over Bill and Yasmine Todhunter’s back patio on March 3, the alarmed couple recorded video of the scene, which they posted online.

  • Friday, February 24th 2017 - 15:51 UTC

    Falklands and Brexit, subjects raised by visiting MPs to the Islands

    MP's Wes Streeting, KarinSmyth, Alan Mak and AmandaMilling at the press conference

    The impact of Brexit on the Falkland Islands and the economy in general were subjects raised with visiting Members of Parliament this week. The delegation of four made a flying visit to the Falkland Islands last weekend accompanied by FI Representative in London Sukey Cameron.

  • Friday, February 17th 2017 - 19:31 UTC

    Falkland Islands won the Best Destination Award in the Wave Awards in London

    The Falkland Islands Tourist Board are pleased to announce that the Falkland Islands won the best destination award in the Wave Awards in London; finalists in this category included Abu Dhabi, Akureyri, Dublin, Palma, Santa Cruz and Seattle.

  • Wednesday, February 15th 2017 - 09:44 UTC

    Comodoro/Falklands air link awarded by Argentina to Neuquen airline

    American Jet operates from the Juan Domingo Peron airport of Neuquén City

    Argentina's Air Transport Advisory Agency has approved the flights' program of an airline from the Patagonia province of Neuquén which includes an air link between Comodoro Rivadavia and the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, reports this week the local Neuquen media.

  • Tuesday, February 14th 2017 - 10:05 UTC

    Punta Arenas cruise season described as “a true record”

    Over the weekend 4.000 visitors from the Silver Spirit, Queen Victoria and Stella Australis, landed in Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas is enjoying a record cruise season with over 20.000 visitors in the last week according to the numbers released by the port's authority. This includes the 4.000 which landed over the weekend from the Silver Spirit, Queen Victoria and Stella Australis.

  • Monday, January 30th 2017 - 09:55 UTC

    New Antarctica record for a cruise vessel

    The World is currently undertaking a 22-day expedition of the Ross Sea, including 12 days in Antarctica assisted by EYOS Expeditions led by Rob McCallum.

    The residential ship, The World, has broken the record for the most southerly navigation reaching 78°43•997´S and 163°41•421´W at the Bay of Whales in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. The World recorded this polar record at 10:41hrs ship’s time on Saturday. Commanded by Captain Dag H. Saevik this is the furthest south any vessel has ever sailed.

  • Sunday, January 29th 2017 - 09:57 UTC

    Damaged cruise vessel ready to leave Ushuaia on a piggy-back trip to Europe

    National Geographic Orion loaded on to the Rolldock Storm in Ushuaia after a seven hour operation

    A major rescue operation took place in Ushuaia, Argentine Tierra del Fuego when a cruise vessel from National Geographic, which was non operational since limping back from Antarctica a month ago was hauled on to a special tug-carrier and is now preparing for its piggy-back trip to a Dutch ship yard for repairs.