Monday, February 2nd 2015 - 03:46 UTC

“Good cruise season” for Punta Arenas with some 60.000 visitors

Currently there are ten ports certified by Chile and the cruise industry, with 194 calls in the 2013/14 season

Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile is expecting some 60.000 visitors this cruise season (2014/15) according to estimates from the local port authority Empresa Portuaria Austral, EPA, which is considered a 'good season' and an improvement over previous years.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 18:45 UTC

Eighteen cruise ships with 2.000 passengers call at South Georgia

The period between Christmas and New Year was especially busy with 10 vessels visiting. (Pic J. Fowler)

There were 24 harbor visits to Grytviken during December, the majority, eighteen, from cruise ships and charter yachts which between them brought nearly 2000 passengers to visit South Georgia, according to the SG Newsletter.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 06:26 UTC

US/Cuba talks take off and are described as “productive and constructive”

“Cuba aspires to have a normal relationship with the United States, in the broader sense but also in the area of migration”, pointed out Ms Vidal

US and Cuban officials launched historic talks to shed their Cold War-era hostility on Wednesday, complimenting each other on the first day's progress despite persistent differences over migration policy.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands 'holds a place in my heart', says UK presenter Sue Cook

The former Crime-watch presenter singled out the Falklands as one of her favorite experiences, ”I certainly recommend a trip like this.”

British TV presenter and author Sue Cook has been on what she described as an incredible three-week journey to Antarctica which relived Sir Ernest Shackleton’s unique voyage 100 years ago, but admits to have fallen in love with the amazing Falklands, according to a report from the Banbury Guardian.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015 - 06:53 UTC

Dramatic rescue of a passenger vessel who fell overboard triggers safety debate

The Disney Magic spotted the passenger from Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas in the water as the Magic was approaching Cozumel, Mexico.

A Disney cruise ship’s dramatic rescue of a Royal Caribbean passenger after he fell overboard apparently unnoticed has raised questions as to whether cruise ships have adequate technology to detect when someone goes overboard.

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 07:06 UTC

The ten safest airlines in 2014 has Australia's Qantas top of the list

The rest of the ten are Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.

With 2014 having the dubious distinction of being the year of some of the most tragic and mystifying aviation incidents in modern history, the announcement of’s top 10 safest airlines and top 10 safest low cost airlines for 2015 is timely.

Monday, January 5th 2015 - 09:06 UTC

Falkland Islands Tourist Board focuses on Tourism to the next Generation of Travellers.

”The Millennials generation are those born after 1985, it’s a different marketing opportunity.”  Mr. Mason said

Tony Mason, Managing Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board today discussed plans on marketing to a new generation of travellers.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014 - 02:44 UTC

Ushuaia expects 22.000 cruise visitors during January, says local tourist office

The Celebrity Infinity and Golden Princess call regularly at the port of Ushuaia, considered the gate to Antarctica

Ushuaia, in the extreme south of Argentina is expecting 22.000 cruise visitors during the month of January to which must be added to the 17.000 that already landed in Tierra del Fuego since the current 2014/2015 season officially opened last September, according to the provincial Tourist office.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014 - 08:40 UTC

Hotel stays for New Year's Eve in Europe don't come cheap

Edinburgh ranks as the most expensive city in Europe in which to spend New Year's Eve, according to a new survey from a hotel room tourism website. The survey compared 30 major European destinations based on the cost of their lodging for December 31, 2014.

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 22:28 UTC

Travellers advised to check before flying a drone in Antarctica

Flying drones in Antarctica raises evironmental concern

IAATO warns security measures essential for this relatively new activity. Tour operators may have to ban the use of unmanned vehicles out of environmental concerns


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