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Ushuaia expects 2014/15 cruise season to total over 100.000 visitors

Monday, March 30th 2015 - 10:36 UTC
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Over 100.000 visitors will have landed in Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina by the end of the current 2014/2015 cruise season, anticipated for mid April, according to official stats from the Tierra del Fuego Tourism Institute, InFueTur. Read full article


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  • paulcedron

    “Ushuaia expects 2014/15 cruise season to total over 100.000 visitors”

    now, that is thanks to the beauty of ushuaia, its natural attractions, ski resorts, infrastructure, private publicity, and stuff.
    but not because of this bunch of useless officers who have never had a real job.
    none of those bastards would last more than 1 day in a private company.

    anyway, 100.000 seems to be a good number.
    how many will go to the islets in the same period?
    100 retirees?

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Expects ! synonym, hopes, wishes.

    how many will go to the islets in the same period?
    That remains to be seen but more than 100
    In 2012/2013, there were a total of 29,553 cruise passenger visits to the Falkland
    I can see that maths is not your strong point !!!!
    So wonderful Ushuaia could only attract less than 4 times the cruise line passengers that visited the Falklands. With a population of 60,000 compared to the Falklands 3000 it's not very impressive ,is it. It should be 20 times that if you compare the populations.

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2. Oh, look at this.

    The 'cruise season' has moved. One way to 'improve' the figures. Two weeks ago, Guardamagna was admitting that few tourists spend much time in Tierra del Fuego.

    But now we see the new plan. The new passengers terminal. Funnel the passengers in, lock the doors and refuse to let them out until they can prove that they've spent at least US$1,000 each.

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    If these passengers realised that you can't have a decent crap in the place they may well change their mind and go to the Falklands.

    STILL no sewage pumps after three years? NO MONEY to fix it, they say!

    Oh dear, broke as well.

    Reminds me of the old joke about the argie and his crap car with the bonnet up at the side of the road. Another, drunken, argie came along and asked him what the problem was: 'piston broke'.

    'And me', was the answer.


    Mar 30th, 2015 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @4 Is it the same in Castellano? Good job they spoke English but do you think they would comprehend that joke. Whats the chances of them BOTH speaking English?
    Only joshing.

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “If these passengers realised that you can't have a decent crap in the place they may well change their mind and go to the Falklands.”

    but the key question then is, to do what?
    what the fuck can a tourist that goes to ushuaia to practice heli skiing and to stay in los cauquenes, for instance, do in the islets?
    die of boredom?
    die intoxicated with the typical “delicatessen” of the islets?
    stay in those seedy hostels? way.

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    are you still planning on visiting, Pablo?

    no, thought not - too expensive for you.

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    of course i will go.
    in 3 or 4 months.
    hope all of you, bunch of lazy bones, welcome at the airport.
    you lot dont have anything better to do anyway.

    my only concern is that all the “hotels” you have there look like shite.
    not even 1 (one) worthy of my presence.

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #2 Clyde Boston metro is just under 70k I was wondering if that means we should receive 233 times more and NYC is 11 million which would mean 3666 times as many visitors? There's a lot of beauty in Argentina and many parts remind me of a lot of areas in the USA.
    Clyde you know England gets a shitload of tourists every year. Probably more than Argentina. I wouldn't let a nit like him get under your skin.

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    “... three or four months... ”

    Should give you time to save up, and learn about the Falklands.

    Might take you the whole time to learn how to use indoor toilets for a change.

    Btw, there's running water on tap - it's frowned upon of you don't wash your hands after going potty.

    Just so you know.

    Just ask Mum and Dad, they might remember a time when Argentines had toilets in their houses, too.


    Mar 30th, 2015 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 POLLY
    “what the fuck can a tourist that goes to ushuaia to practice heli skiing and to stay in los cauquenes, for instance, do in the islets?”

    Leave with his life intact after having a relaxing time on the Falklands.

    Heli-death more like! Ask the French, poor buggers.

    Argie pilots!

    Maintained by argies (if they ever do)!

    Time expired airframes!

    And the killer, literally, contaminated JP1 (not the first time, we all know the crap YPF process)!

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Stanley Tourism numbers 2014-15 - not out yet but I reckon about 40,000 - = 16 per head of population.
    On same basis Ushuaia should have received about 800,000?

    You lot are failing!

    Of course Ushuaia will receive more than Stanley - bigger port and closer to Antarctica and daily flights.

    But tell me - WHY - are small cruise ships already starting to move away from Ushuaia to Puerto Williams and some even to Stanley where they can coincide with a Lan flight on Saturdays?

    Tell me WHY - has the level of produce supply|(ships chandlering) gone up by over 200% in 2 years on vessels which come here direct from Ushuaia?
    Might it have something to do with poor quality-irregular and unreliable and overpriced supply in Ushuaia?

    Tell me WHY do some cruise vessels that base their cruise exchanges in Ushuaia because of the airlinks- base their UK and USA containerised goods supply in Stanley instead? Is it something to do with inefficient RIPOFF by Customs and Dockers in Ushuaia every time the ship wants to get something out of its containers in your so-called “Free-Port”?

    Tell me WHY do we receive overt 1500 tourists a year by air who come for 10-14 days and spend several thousand dollars a head around the islands travelling from quality wildlife guest lodge to lodge?

    Go on Paulie- do try and answer some questions?

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    Like others above, I have to say I am surprised by how low that figure appears. I mean, they can fly in as many charter flights as they like, they are in a reasonably good location and they offer some alternatives. So why only 100,000? I won't repeat the maths that others have already demonstrated above.

    I took a charter flight into Ushuaia to join a cruise ship once and it wasn't such a bad experience. I wonder why those numbers are so low.

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    “of course i will go.”

    Even if there is no tyre smoke to greet you?

    Mar 30th, 2015 - 11:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @1 paulcedron

    I don't understand your post.
    What do you mean by “private publicity” ??

    (Apart from being an obscure paperback book by little-known author Necmi Sommer, whose experience of Ushuaia is not clear? - (ISBN-10: 393380776X Private Publicity Paperback – Aug 2003))

    What are you gibbering about now?

    Oh, and the phrase “and stuff.” is utterly meaningless. Just so you know.

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 12:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    the important thing here, what YOU LOT have to consider, is that the average stay in ushuaia is 7 (seven) days, while in the islets is 4 (four) hours.
    and 4 hours in the islets is a hell of a lot.
    what can you do during FOUR fucking hours there?
    during the first half an hour you can go to see a bunch of penguins.
    the second half an hour, a bunch of sheep.
    then a bunch of isleters.
    and you are done.
    guess the average spending is less than 50 pence.

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 01:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Paulie- sorry wrong again. The 7 days cruise tourist is what your Tourism dept WANTS - not what it has - what is has is just a few spending 5-7 days in TDF but the great majority spend just a few hours in Ushuaia - same as they do here.

    Big Ships - arrive 0800- depart 6-8pm - excactly the same as here. Average shore time- 6-10 hrs- depending on what tours the tourists book.
    Small Ships doing pax exchanges- ship arrives and discharges passenger 0800-1000 direct to the airport. new passengers arrive mid-day and spend 3-4 hours in the town in the afternoon - then they board their ship and set sail.

    Those small ships arrive falklands - spend on average 2 full days landing at 3-4 wildlife destinations around the Islands - then a full or half day ashore in Port Stanley.

    Average Tourist spend per day ashore in Stanley was last year about US$50-70plus
    some spend $20-30 in small souvenirs and a coffee or two- others spend $200plus on tours that last 2 - 6 hours depending on destinations.
    Sorry I work in reality - not just swearing about things I know nothing!

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 01:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @16 paul-carrion

    Perhaps you can give us all some numbers? Such as the GDP of Ushuaia, and then contrast it with the Falklands?
    Please also give a population count so we can fully understand.

    Facts don't lie.

    While you are busy with this project, please explain why the Falkland Islanders are considerably richer than you.


    Mar 31st, 2015 - 01:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    16 Pablo

    What's the population of Ushaia ?

    How many WORKING CT-scanners in Ushaia?

    I thought it was amusing that u said good medical facilities existed in the big urban areas, but not in rural ARGENTINA.

    Is there MORE or LESS than one operational CT Scanner per 3,000 Argies in the smaller centres ??

    Do Argie population centres of 3,000 or less, have a CT - Scanner??

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 01:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    penguin-cedron seems incapable, or unwilling, to answer any straight-forward questions.
    Such is the measure of the 'man'.

    paulie, there are some questions above, why don't you answer them?

    Or do wish not to engage in debate, but simply expel vitrol against those you would love to be, be never will?

    Pick a question, paco-boy, just one, and answer it. Or do you need mama's permission?

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 02:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    20 ilsen

    Pablo has shown he is inferior - and can't answer.

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 03:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    boludos ilsen and toy
    dumb and dumber.
    you both are not very bright, uh?
    what the fuck has a ct scanner got to do with TOURISM, you pelotudos?
    you cannot focus on the subject, eh?
    you need to see a shrink.
    do you have any in the islets?
    not a surprise.

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Arg towns with 3000 people don't have paved roads, most likely don't have running water and probably don't have a sewer system. They most definitely don't have any medical care not even a clinic.
    For gosh sakes the hospitals in BA don't have heat, clean syringes, gauze, medical gloves and they haven't had cancer or HIV meds for 2 years.

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    22 Potty-mouth Polly

    The points is, Ushaia isnt the wonderful place you say it is.

    Billing itself as the “southernmost CITY in the world ” is a joke.

    You yourself, have repeatedly tried to measure civic sophistication and development by access to CT Scanners - the reality is, if they were all operational, you would still have far less than one per 3000 citizens in urban areas, and far fewer than that, outside of BA.

    How many are OPERATIONAL in Ushaia??

    One has to ask,
    Are the Ushaia public lavatories for tourists clean and functional?

    Do you have to evict the 'residents' every morning?

    Perhaps you can use the john in Chile when you're asking to use their CT Scanner??

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    Based on the comments and the article it's a “wonderfull and happy world” down there in the South.

    FI have plenty of visitors, money invested in Oil exploration and a garrison that cares their “freedom”.

    TDF expect more visitors and new business. Electronic industry plants everywhere.

    The fact that they don't want to see each other doesn't seem to affect them. In addition they can reject investments, vessel calls and flights without caring about the effects.....great for both of them !!!

    Mar 31st, 2015 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @22 penguin-cedron
    You failed.
    I asked you to answer any of the quetions by other posters...
    Such as those that @12 Islander1 asked you.

    But no, you ignore my request for honest, adult debate and retreated into your default mode of lies and insults.
    I also note that your future plans to visit the Falkland Islands have changed from “a pair of months” to “3-4 months time”.
    Has momma restricted your allowance because you urinated in the kitchen again?

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 03:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    At arrival he should be quite easy to recognise from his colourful use of the English language and limited vocabulary.

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    but at least i have a limited vocabulary.
    now, who the fuck told those isleters that they speak english?
    that is NOT english, it is jibber-jabber from the islets
    a mix between 19ème siècle english + some chilote words + some guttural sounds.

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 09:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    No one needs to tell them that they speak English...I am sure they do having spoken to a few and having seen programs on the Falklands with the Islanders talking.
    I see you still are incapable of penning a comment without the use of basic Anglo Saxon vocabulary.
    Come to Britain and tell the people here what constitutes the English language.
    Yorkshire and Northumberland have their own dialects of English which are equally valid as the Home Counties version.

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    28 Pablo potty mouth

    So, Potty,

    no reply about CT Scanners per capita??

    Too embarrassed to answer ???

    I thought so!!

    Pathetic whiner

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 28 POLLY

    The only speakers of jibber-jabber are those who use “Spanish” as their only language with Argentina being the lowest class of jibber-jabber on the planet.

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    haha christine
    probably you still don't know it, but argentinian spanish is very, very similar, almost identical, to uruguayan spanish.
    the language YOU chose to speak for the rest of your life.

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    32 Pottymouth

    Thats his Choice - YOU went to the trouble of trying to learn English, so you can understand your betters.

    ”Pablo, bring me a coffee.

    How's that Havanna coffeeshop job working out at the tourist cruiseship dock??

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    so a fatty 3rd class pleb, not too bright, monoglot, with arguably the poorest education, who has never left the stinky islet, thinks he is one of the betters...
    que pelotudo

    Apr 02nd, 2015 - 02:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    34 Pablo, there's peso in it for you, if you jump to it... c'mon, chop chop!!

    Apr 02nd, 2015 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    So glad Paul is accepting the uniqueness of the Falkland Islanders.

    Why he even admits that they language has diverged from British English AND is not the same as any other spoken language.

    Apr 04th, 2015 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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