Tourism

Tourism
Saturday, May 24th 2014 - 09:59 UTC

Relief: airports could soon have devices to screen liquids and gels

The potential solution is the Insight100 scanner which can analyze liquids within five seconds, without the need to open containers.

Taking baby foods through airport security is a major headache for parents travelling with young children. But now there's a potential solution: the Insight100 scanner which can analyze liquids within five seconds, without the need to open containers.

Saturday, May 24th 2014 - 07:39 UTC

FIFA warns about buying World Cup tickets from unauthorized sellers

The Stubhub website was offering tickets made available by buyers priced from 2,300 dollars for the opening Brazil-Croatia game

FIFA has told fans buying World Cup tickets from unauthorized sellers that they could be barred from stadiums. Three weeks from the opening match, FIFA said yesterday that it “cancels tickets discovered as illegally sold or re-sold with the bearers risking not being permitted entry.” FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said some fans have already been affected.

Saturday, May 24th 2014 - 07:22 UTC

Maduro blames the World Cup for airlines decision to cut flights to Venezuela

This month,  Panama’s Copa Airlines and Alitalia became the latest carriers to cut flights to Caracas

President Nicolás Maduro said the World Cup is to blame for international airlines’ decision to cut flights to Venezuela and denied that the move had anything to do with his government's refusal to allow them to repatriate proceeds from ticket sales inside the country.

Friday, May 23rd 2014 - 23:59 UTC

Strikes and protests in chaotic Sao Paulo move to the suburbs

Suburban bus drivers are demanding a similar salary increase to their city counterparts

Brazil faced new protests and strikes Friday as bus drivers continued their walkout in Sao Paulo's suburbs and Rio de Janeiro braced for demonstrations 20 days from the World Cup.

Friday, May 23rd 2014 - 22:25 UTC

Dominican Republic tourism industry success story: 4.7 million tourists in 2013

Its main tourist resort Punta Cana is tops among all destinations in the Caribbean

The Dominican Republic’s 2013 visitor numbers grew by 3.6% over the previous year, outpacing the entire Caribbean region, which recorded growth in tourism of only 1%. Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia described it as “an extraordinary year.”

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.

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