The new Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands has been announced, following the General Election which concluded on Thursday 9th November.
Luxury line Silversea's 254-passenger Silver Cloud has set sail on its first voyage after a massive makeover designed to turn it into the most elegant polar expedition vessel at sea.
Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August totaled over 300 million for the first time ever according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Many destinations reported double-digit growth, in particular in the Mediterranean.
Brazil's Embraer and American Airlines Inc. signed a firm order for ten E175 jets. American Airlines is exercising its purchase rights from its original contract with Embraer signed in 2013. This new order is in addition to the one placed in April for four aircraft; is valued at US$ 457 million, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer’s fourth-quarter backlog. Deliveries begin in 2018 and continue through mid-2019.
Air New Zealand has been crowned 2018 Airline of the Year. The award marks the 5th consecutive year Air New Zealand has received the top honor in its Airline Excellence Awards.
The boom in Chinese outbound travel is set to keep on going, according to data from ForwardKeys, which helps forecast future travel by analyzing around 17 million flight booking transactions a day.
Following the announcement of a range of new security measures affecting all travelers entering Unite States airports, Lonely Planet has released some recommendations before taking the next flight. The new measures will apply to all inbound flights to the US from 280 airports across 105 countries around the world, affecting approximately 2100 commercial flights and 325,000 passengers every day.
MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe and South America, announced the opening of sales for its second world cruise, setting sail in 2020 on board MSC Magnifica. MSC Voyagers Club members can begin booking today, and all other passengers can book beginning November 23.
The weak pound has made the UK one of the world's best-value travel destinations, according to publisher Lonely Planet. Sterling has fallen sharply against the dollar and the euro since last year after ongoing Brexit uncertainty.
Over recent months the Falkland Islands Government have undertaken a review and refresh of the Economic Development Strategy for the Islands.