Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 08:10 UTC

“Busy and diverse tourism season” South Georgia tells IAATO meeting

Vessels like Ortelius and Ushuaia, made 55 visits to South Georgia during the last tourist season

In the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands’ annual address to the tourism industry at the IAATO (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators) meeting in Providence, Richard McKee, GSGSSI Executive Officer summarized the 2013-14 season as “incredibly busy and diverse” given the 55 cruise ship calls.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

Embraer's 20-year market outlook: 6,250 new jets in 70 to 130-seat segment

The C-190, one of Embraer's most successful 70 to 130-seat jet aircraft

Brazil leading aircraft manufacturer and space research company, Embraer has released its Market Outlook 2014-2033 which details the company's forecast for deliveries of new 70 to 130-seat jet aircraft over the next twenty years. The report examines the main drivers contributing to air transport growth and reviews projected deliveries by world region.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 08:27 UTC

Today we are all Malaysians: ICTP Chairman issues statement

 Steinmetz: “our prayers are with the families of the victims of the terrible Malaysia Airlines shot down ”

”The World travel and tourism industry must come together and take leadership after the Malaysia Airlines (MH17) incident.” This is the opinion voiced by Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, Chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 08:04 UTC

Gibraltar with port fee and re-fuelling discounts to attract cruise business

Gibraltar fully aware of the importance of the Port of Gibraltar in the overall performance of the economy, said Costa

Neil Costa, Gibraltar Minister for Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public Transport and the Port, has welcomed the introduction of new port fee discounts and said they will further enhance the competitiveness of the Port of Gibraltar.

Monday, July 7th 2014 - 22:09 UTC

Stricter controls in airports: charge cell-phone next time you fly to the US

 Overseas flights to the US will not permit “powerless devices”: cell-phones and computers that cannot be turned on

The United States is tightening border controls so that if your cell-phone is out of power the next time you fly to the US from overseas, you might have to leave it behind.

Tuesday, July 1st 2014 - 07:50 UTC

Uruguay received 237 cruise calls in 2013/14 with 409.367 visitors

A busy day in the port of Montevideo with several cruise vessels

During the 2013/14 season, 237 cruise vessels called in Uruguay's two main ports, Montevideo and Punta del Este, with 409.367 visitors, a 6,3% increase in calls over the previous season, according to a report released by the country's presidential web-site.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands promoted at “Experience Latin America” travel event in London

 “Tremendous interest in the Falklands from both new and established tour operators and agencies” said Jenny Luxton

Representatives from Falkland Islands Holidays and International Tours and Travel travelled to London last week to attend ‘Experience Latin America’. Cathy Jacobsen (ITT) and Jenny Luxton (FIH) were both pleased with the level of interest expressed in the Falklands at the three day trade to trade event for the travel industry.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 23:25 UTC

UK minister arrives in Brazil to cheer for England and promote business and tourism

As the Equalities minister, Ms Grant will see some of Brazil's sport social inclusion programs that are making 'such a difference to people’s lives'

UK Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities Helen Grant arrives in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to cheer for the English team in the World Cup, and to share experience and promote the values and policies that transform social reality.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 13:53 UTC

Poseidon Expeditions Announces Departure Dates and Rates for 2015-16 Antarctic Season aboard Sea Spirit

Poseidon Expedition Leader Jan Bryde

Poseidon Expeditions has published its departure dates and rate schedule for the 2015-16 Antarctic season aboard the 114-passenger expedition ship Sea Spirit. Cruises to the White Continent will range from 12 to 23 days in duration and include landings at the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and Falkland Islands.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 13:43 UTC

Machu Picchu the destination most world travelers want to see

Machu Picchu was the top pick of users, followed by the Full Moon Party in Thailand and South Africa's Kruger National Park

A travel Web site has selected the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in southeastern Peru as the destination that world travelers most want to see, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva said.


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