Wednesday, December 30th 2015 - 02:22 UTC

Busy weekend for Ushuaia: 8.000 cruise visitors

The Norwegian Sun arrived from Valparaiso with final destination Buenos Aires;  Star Princess also from Valparaiso and is heading for Buenos Aires

Over 8.000 cruise visitors arrived in Ushuaia over the weekend when the Star Princess (2.600 pax), Norwegian Sun (2.400 pax), Infinity (2.400 pax) and the Seabourn Quest coincided in the extreme south port of Argentina in the peak of the Southern hemisphere season.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

New five-year strategy for South Georgia emphasizes environment management

Close track at the way tourists and other visitors experience South Georgia to better support safe, sustainable and environmentally sensitive visits

The new five-year Strategy for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands 2016-2020 was published on 27th November. The Strategy sets out an ambitious agenda to deliver the highest standards of environmental stewardship and governance for the British Overseas Territory, according to the latest South Georgia Newsletter.

Monday, December 28th 2015 - 08:14 UTC

Cruise ship troubles cut South Georgia season down to size

Le Boreal, which usually brings 200 passengers to South Georgia each visit, has cancelled at least two trips following an engine room fire on 18th November Pic. M. Phillips

A serious fire on board a cruise ship in November led to a large-scale rescue operation off the Falkland Islands and means that three visits to South Georgia in the new year are likely to be cancelled, according to the latest South Georgia Newsletter.

Monday, December 28th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

Tierra del Fuego applauds end of dollar clamp in Argentina but cautions about domestic and Mercosur tourists

“It is undeniable that Argentina and Tierra del Fuego in particular will position quite differently with foreign tourism following the latest decisions”, said Lietti

Tierra del Fuego tourism industry praised the Argentine government's decisions to end the dollar clamp and make more transparent the foreign money exchange because “this will make the country, and Tierra del Fuego, highly competitive internationally”. However they also cautioned that consideration must be given to domestic and regional tourists which make up almost 45% of the number of the people visiting the extreme south of Argentina.

Monday, December 21st 2015 - 07:44 UTC

Chile announces end of airport strike: Lan promises additional flights but does not discard delays

“We deeply regret this situation, that we will go the extra mile together with the airlines and staff to reverse the situation”, said Defense Minister Jose A Gomez.

Chile's Defense Minister announced the government and workers tied to the civil aviation authority reached an agreement Sunday, ending a four-day strike that forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and left thousands of passengers stranded.

Friday, December 18th 2015 - 20:22 UTC

The Islands are 'Falklands', according to Aerolineas Argentinas magazine 'Alta'

The satellite piece which in its English version mentions the South Atlantic islands as Falkland Islands

Aerolínas Argentinas magazine “Alta” has committed an 'un-excusable' blooper in its English edition. In effect, in a long article from the November edition, and praising Argentina's aeronautic and space industry, available in all Aerolíneas flights the Islas Malvinas are referred to as the Falkland Islands.

Friday, December 18th 2015 - 08:09 UTC

US and Havana deal on regular flights, a boom for tourism, but does Cuba have the infrastructure

The deal opens the way for U.S. airlines to negotiate with Cuba for 20 routes a day to Havana and 10 to each of Cuba's other nine major airports

United States and Cuba have reached a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to Cuba that could eventually flood the island with hundreds of thousands more U.S. visitors a year, officials said Thursday on the anniversary of detente between the foes.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 08:29 UTC

Cordoba: land free of Kirchnerites or the province that despises the rest of Argentina

“Don't travel to Cordoba because they despise the rest of Argentina” read the Kirchnerite supporters' internet campaign ”Don't travel to Cordoba.

“Don't vacation in Cordoba because that province despises the rest of Argentina” reads a slogan massively launched by Kirchner followers in retaliation for the overwhelming support of that province to president-elect Mauricio Macri, 71% to 28% for Daniel Scioli, Cristina Fernandez handpicked presidential candidate.

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 06:36 UTC

Falklands based British Forces rescue cruise passenger injured in South Atlantic

Clyde is pictured re-fuelling an RAF Sea King Search & Rescue Helicopter during a recent operation between The Falkland Islands and South Georgia. (MoD Pic)

Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel based in the Falkland Islands have conducted a long range rescue of a British man from a Russian cruise ship. The MV Akademic Sergei Vavilov was visiting South Georgia, 800 nautical miles to the east of the Falklands, when the man was bitten by what is thought to have been a fur seal at Salisbury Plain Beach.

Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 07:20 UTC

Le Boreal cruise passengers will be leaving Falklands over the weekend

Compagnie du Ponant announced arrangements for two charter flights to the Falklands in order for the crew and passengers to return home.

The Falkland Islands Government confirmed on Friday that travel arrangements are now in place for the crew and passengers who were evacuated from the stranded cruise Le Boreal on Wednesday 18th November, to return home. Two flights have been coordinated, one departing Saturday and the following on Sunday.


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