An estimated 700 million tourists traveled internationally between January and September, more than double (+133%) the number recorded for the same period in 2021. This equates to 63% of 2019 levels and puts the sector on course to reach 65% of its pre-pandemic levels this year, in line with UNWTO scenarios. Results were boosted by strong pent-up demand, improved confidence levels and the lifting of restrictions in an increasing number of destinations.Add your comment!
The FIH Group announced it continues to recover from the impact of Covid-19 and the progress demonstrated in the first half of the year is expected to continue with the coming of the traditionally stronger second half, including the return of tourists to the Falklands.Add your comment!
Two United States cruise passengers drowned in Antarctica during a tour in a semi-rigid inflatable Zodiac boat, which capsized for reasons still to be determined. Fortunately, other passengers on board were rescued on time from the frigid waters.Add your comment!
Punta del Este Mayor Enrique Antía Friday confirmed the bridge two in La Barra had been reopened after intensive work for the exclusive Uruguayan beach resort to be ready for the upcoming summer season.
Spanish airline Iberia announced this week that it will be increasing its services from Madrid to Montevideo effective Jan. 1, 2023, due to the high ticket demand that had led company directors to speed up a plan that was originally scheduled for June.
Minutes before deadline officials from the Chilean/Brazilian carrier Latam and the Pilots Union reached over the weekend an agreement which deactivated what seemed an unavoidable strike. The reason for the strike dates back to 2020, when Latam fired 240 pilots and cut the remaining professionals salaries by 30%.
Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego province, extreme south of Argentina is reporting a very encouraging cruise season and anticipated this week a peak of calls in expected. In effect some ten cruise vessels will be calling at Ushuaia, and local businesses are preparing for the significant event.
Argentina welcomed 410,000 foreign travelers in October, 76% more than in 2019, the last normal year before the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing restrictions, the Tourism Ministry reported Wednesday.
A Turpial Boeing 737-400 from Caracas landed in Bogota's Eldorado International airport late Monday, thus marking the resumption of air connectivity between Venezuela and Colombia following the return to full diplomatic ties.
The Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office updated last week its travel advice on the Falkland Islands, underlining that all visitors must have comprehensive travel and medical insurance, including at least US$ 200,000 for medical evacuation.