Tuesday, May 20th 2014 - 19:35 UTC

Falklands visited by Punta Arenas experts in ports, logistics and shipping

Left to right: Stacey Bragger FI Chamber of Commerce, Felipe Carvallo ULOG, Milenko Buljan Agunsa, Ignacio Covacevic EPA, Marcelo Mahuzier ASMAR and Alvaro Insua of Galicia shipping.

A group of managers representing Punta Arenas port facilities, logistic companies and shipping companies visited the Falkland Islands last week with an ultimate aim to offer solutions to the current and future commercial needs of the Islands.

Thursday, May 15th 2014 - 00:22 UTC

Brazil forecasts 3bn boost to the economy with 3.7 million World Cup visitors

“Tourists who come to the matches are the visitors who spend the most”, said Minister Lages

Brazil forecasts that the estimated 3.7 million people expected to visit during the World Cup, including Brazilian and foreign tourists, will boost the country's economy to the tune of 3.03bn. dollars.

Monday, May 12th 2014 - 23:51 UTC

Lima ranks as the Latin American with best reputation for making business

Despite the positive conditions, Lima also has to deal with red tape and insufficient tourism infrastructure

Lima, capital of Peru outstands as the leading Latin American city to make business, followed by Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sao Paulo, Brazil, although these last two actually dropped from the previous ranking, according to an annual list made by the Bogotá Rosario University.

Saturday, May 10th 2014 - 07:55 UTC

Falklands among the best 30 Islands in the world

Lee at Bleaker Island with hundreds of gentoos penguins

The Falkland Islands has earned eleventh place in a list of the 30 best islands in the world. The list was created by Lee Abbamonte who is the youngest American to visit every country in the world and is recognized as one of the world’s most-travelled people.

Monday, May 5th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Foreign tourists in Britain expected to spend 46 billion dollars by 2017

Russia and the UAE will break into the top 10; Chinese tourists spending will jump 84% to over a billion pounds this year

Spending by foreign tourists in Britain is set to rise 34% to over 27 billion pounds (46 billion dollars) a year by 2017, according to research published on Friday, boosting the country's retail and leisure industries.

Tuesday, April 29th 2014 - 21:24 UTC

IATA calls on Venezuela to honor payment of airline funds, totaling 3.9bn

“Failure to release airline monies puts at risk the Venezuelan economy sustainable air connectivity”, said CEO Tyler

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Venezuelan government urgently to honor its commitment made in March to permit the repatriation of 3.9 billion dollars of airline funds at fair exchange rates. The funds are from sales of airline tickets in Venezuela and are being held in contravention of international treaties.

Monday, April 28th 2014 - 23:29 UTC

IAATO estimates 36.545 tourists will travel to Antarctica next season 2014/15

Marlynda Elstgeest, Chair of the IAATO Executive Committee

New figures released on Monday by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), estimate that 36,545 tourists will travel with IAATO members to Antarctica next season, 2014-2015. The information was reported at the first day of the 37th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) in Brasilia, which IAATO attend as Invited Experts.

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:42 UTC

Falkland Islands' “Agency of the Year” for Sulivan Shipping

Sulivan Shipping Cruise Coordinator Sammy Marsh and Managing Director John Pollard

“Agency of the Year”, for Sulivan Shipping and “Managing Director” to Roddy Napier, were among the outstanding performers of the Falkland Islands third Tourism Awards presentation which took place at Government House, Stanley, with the presence of Acting Governor John Duncan, tourist board and industry representatives and a large crowd.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014 - 18:17 UTC

Airport chaos anticipated for Brazil's World Cup as terminals remain unfinished

A temporary canvas terminal will be used instead of a planned airport expansion to receive fans in Fortaleza

As if problems with the delayed stadiums was not enough, and with less than 10 weeks until the start of the World Cup, work on crucial new airport terminals has fallen behind in most of the dozen Brazilian host cities, heightening the risk of overcrowding and confusion during the tournament.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 04:07 UTC

Brazilian officials claim Italian cruise vessel had crew members in 'slave-like conditions'

MSC Crociere has adamantly rejected the allegations, involving MSC Magnifica

Brazilian police say they have rescued 11 crew members working in “slave-like conditions” on an Italian cruise ship. The operation was carried out the north-eastern city of Salvador, where the MSC Magnifica had docked for the day with more than 3,000 passengers.


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