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Montevideo, April 18th 2019 - 22:45 UTC

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  • Monday, April 15th 2019 - 22:44 UTC

    Norwegian Sun begins on Monday popular cruises to Cuba

    The Norwegian Sun will offer four-, five- and seven-day cruises to Havana, Cuba, with select sailings also calling to Key West during its four-day cruises

    Norwegian Cruise Line’s Sun returns to Port Canaveral for the second season of popular cruises from the Port to Cuba, as well as excursions to the Bahamas. Starting Monday, April 15, the Norwegian Sun, which in 2018 became the first home-ported cruise ship to sail from Port Canaveral to Cuba, will offer four-, five- and seven-day cruises to Havana, Cuba, with select sailings also calling to Key West during its four-day cruises.

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  • Monday, April 15th 2019 - 09:37 UTC

    Record breaking tourist year for France despite the Yellow Vest protests

    The impressive growth was seen in a year “marked by large-scale nationwide social movements on two occasions,” including two months of rolling rail strikes

    According to France’s national statistics institute (INSEE), the number of nights foreign tourists spent in the country’s hotels, campsites and youth hostels reached 438.2 million, marking an increase of nine million visitors against the previous year.

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  • Saturday, March 30th 2019 - 07:56 UTC

    Travelers scrambling to travel to Brazil following visa requirement changes

    The highest increase was registered in Australia (36%), followed by the United States (31%), Canada (19%) and Japan (4%).

    Travelers are scrambling to get plane tickets to Brazil now that the country has erased the need for a visa. Australian, Canadian, Japanese and American tourists will no longer need a visa starting June 17, 2019, and a new Kayak survey revealed searches for flights have shown double-digit increases.

  • Friday, March 29th 2019 - 09:04 UTC

    Princess Cruises contracts construction of two next generation 175.000-ton ships

    The vessels will each accommodate some 4,300 guests and will be the first Princess Cruises ships to be dual-fuel powered primarily by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

    Princess Cruises and Fincantieri announced on Thursday the signing of the final contracts for the construction of two next-generation 175,000-ton cruise ships, which will be the largest ships ever built so far in Italy, with deliveries scheduled in Monfalcone in late 2023 and in March 2025. This announcement follows the initial signing of a memorandum of agreement between the two parties in July 2018.

  • Wednesday, March 20th 2019 - 09:47 UTC

    Bolivia will host the World Travel Awards Latin American ceremony in June

    A fast emerging tourism destination, Bolivia is a country of incredible beauty, from luxury resorts on the shore of Lake Titicaca to the amazing salt flats of Uyuni (in Pic)

    World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed that its Latin American Ceremony 2019 will be hosted in La Paz, Bolivia on 13th July 2019. The leading figureheads, decision-makers and influencers of Latin America’s travel and tourism industry are scheduled to attend the ceremony, which will mark WTA’s first visit to Bolivia.

  • Friday, March 8th 2019 - 08:54 UTC

    Antarctic tour vessels help solve killer whale mystery

    The ‘Type D’ killer whale is characterized by a more rounded head sharply pointed dorsal fin and much smaller eye patch than those of killer whales in Antarctica

    Scientists finally come face to face with elusive mammals after years of research into a theory about ‘Type D’ killer whale in sub-Antarctic waters

  • Thursday, March 7th 2019 - 09:06 UTC

    Brits love holidays in Spain: 14 million holidayed in sunny Spain in 2017

    Spain is by far the UK’s favorite holiday destination, with almost 14 million Brits holidaying in sunny Spain in 2017. More than double visits of any other country!

    Brits love a holiday and whether we’re looking for a beach getaway or a city break, the next flight is often not too far away. But which long haul and short haul destination is the UK’s favorite? How long do we stay and how much do we spend? Newly collected travel data reveals UK’s favorite holiday destinations.

  • Thursday, March 7th 2019 - 09:00 UTC

    Tourism contributed €1 in every €7, in the Spanish economy during 2018

    Looking forward to 2019, WTTC predicts the Spanish Travel & Tourism sector will grow by 2.8% – above the European average of 2.5%

    The Travel & Tourism sector contributed €1 in every €7, in the Spanish economy last year demonstrating the importance of the sector to the country. This comes in a year in which Spain overtook the USA as the country with the second largest number of international visitor arrivals in a year (behind France).

  • Tuesday, March 5th 2019 - 10:03 UTC

    Argentina, Chile and Uruguay plan joint presentation at Seatrade Cruise Global 2019

    Seatrade Cruise Global 2019 is scheduled to take place between 8 and 11 April in cruise hub Miami.

    Argentina, Chile and Uruguay will be making a joint presentation at the next Seatrade Cruise Global 2019, in Miami, as part of a joint strategy to attract more cruise tourism to the region. The announcement was done by Uruguay's ports authority, Alberto Diaz who hosted a meeting of tourism and sea terminals representatives from the three countries.

  • Monday, February 18th 2019 - 09:00 UTC

    Princess Cruises expands her fleet

    With two further ships on order for delivery in 2023 and 2025, Princess Cruises will increase its capacity by 32% over the next six years.

    In an industry-first, events took place at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, to mark the construction progress for each of the 3,660-guest Sky Princess, Enchanted Princess and a sixth Royal-class ship yet to be named. For Sky Princess, which will launch in October this year, a Madrina ceremony was held.