Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 07:12 UTC

Punta Arenas expects 60.000 visitors this cruise season

Zaandam was scheduled to arrive on Monday while Le Soleal has been in the area since last week

An estimated 60.000 visitors will be landing in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile during this 2014/2015 cruise season, according to the manager of the Austral Ports Company, Ignacio Covacevich Fugellie. This includes 54.000 from international vessels and another 6.500 of Chilean flagged cruises on domestic tours.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 09:59 UTC

Uruguay expects poorer cruise season, partly compensated by Costa Cruises

“Costa Pacifica” and “Costa Favolosa” will be operating this season from Montevideo

Uruguay expects a slowing down of cruise activity this season, probably in the range of 10% less vessel calls, particularly in Punta del Este, because of “logistics problems with the circuits”. However this will be partly compensated by the two Costa Cruise company vessels that will be operating from Montevideo as the starting point and end of South Atlantic tours.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 19:13 UTC

Chilean cruise industry wants to 'catch' 'repeaters' with new options

“There is a clear effort to ensure fidelity to cruise companies, by offering new adventures or new destinations, and that is where Chile can play a role”.

The official 2014/2015 cruise season was recently launched in Chile with the announcement that in the November/April period an estimated 200.000 passengers with 168 vessels calling, will be visiting the country. However in an interesting twist for the industry, Chileans admit that together with the cruise companies they are intent in concentrating efforts in what is called 'repeaters'.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 09:27 UTC

Tourism 'high season' in Chile has extended to include first half of March

“Chileans are available and willing to extend their holidays for better prices and alternatives, to March”, said Tourism Deputy Secretary Javiera Montes.

In Chile the summer 'high season' is traditionally January and February when most families chose to take their annual holidays and March the month when things 'return to normal', mostly because children return to school.

Saturday, November 8th 2014 - 11:13 UTC

Aggressive promotions and solid leadership pays off for the Falkland Islands!

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board Stand at World Travel Mart

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board has been working hard to produce the highest standard of representation for the islands to date. Following a highly successful campaign over the past two and a half years of developing a higher awareness for the Falkland Islands through targeted and high level marketing, promotions and events, have pulled off the most successful of the years promotions.

Monday, October 27th 2014 - 19:13 UTC

Falklands tourist board will attend US tour operators association conference in Boca Raton

“Direct and unprecedented access to travel industry leaders and decision makers representing the top US based travel companies and cruise lines”

After the successful nomination of the Falkland Islands as the “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”, awarded by the Travel Agents Choice Awards, the Falkland Islands Tourist Board will be attending the USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association), which this year will be held in Boca Raton, Florida.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 00:06 UTC

Falklands' first 2014/15 cruise season visitors: 'Ushuaia and Sea Adventurer'

'Ushuaia' in anchored in Stanley. She was the first vessel of the 2014/15 season. 'Sea Adventurer' is scheduled for Wednesday (Pic J. Pompert)

“ M.V.Ushuaia” was the Falkland Islands first cruise ship visitor this season, arriving last Friday morning ready to greet their guests from Natural World Safaris on Saturdays LAN flight. The group of 81 had a chance to spend some free time on their arrival in Stanley, before boarding their ship.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 07:54 UTC

Cruise passenger suspected of possible contact with Ebola patient tested negative

The Carnival Magic docked in Galveston, after a week-long cruise that included being denied docking by Belize and Mexico

A Dallas hospital lab worker who spent much of a cruise holiday in isolation after possible exposure to Ebola has tested negative for the disease, and in Texas some of the dozens of people still being monitored were expected to be cleared by Monday.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 13:40 UTC

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board's Managing Director Confirms Future Plans.

Mr. Mason said the award is dedicated to all those both past and present involved with tourism in the Falkland Islands.

Tony Mason, Managing Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board has today confirmed with MercoPress he will be expanding the tourist boards operation in London early next year.

Thursday, October 16th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Falkland Islands distinguished as the “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature”

“The tourism industry in the Falklands have done a fantastic job in promoting the Islands, and with no doubt deserve this award” said Tony Mason (Pic S.Przybilla)

The Falkland Islands have been awarded the “Best Destination for Wildlife and Nature” prize by the Travel Agents Choice Awards, an annual event organized by the prestigious tourism industry publication, Selling Travel Magazine.


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