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Tourism

  • Saturday, October 27th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    FIFA recommend Brazil's bid to host 2014 World Cup

    Brazil is the only country in the running to host the 2014 World Football Cup competition, which is set to be staged in South America due to Fifa's rotation system. Inspectors have sent a report to the Fifa executive committee indicating their approval, and a decision will be announced next Tuesday.

  • Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    “The Sweet Toast of New York” ( and Rio...and Sao Paulo...and Tokyo)

    Chefs Philippe Bertineau & François Payard

    This month, Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a “tasty” party of New York's “A List” guests. It is not surprising that this wonderful French pâtisserie and bistro still is, after 10 years, unique and the preferred destination for all of those who have not only a sweet tooth, but also a discerning palate.

  • Wednesday, October 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina has average cheaper domestic and regional air rates

    Argentine flag airline Aerolinias Argentinas

    Argentina has the lowest domestic air rates in Latinamerica and the Caribbean according to the latest report from American Express Business Travel Monitor released this week. Argentina's air rates are also among the cheapest in the “inter-regional” and international flights to United States and Europe says the report which monitored rates during the first six months of this year.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Successful LAN business plan exceeds expectations

    LAN Chile officials disclosed this week that its plan to increase air traffic by 50 percent through the addition of new daily flights was too low an estimate. Halfway through the plan's implementation – which will run through the end of 2008 –LAN officials now believe that the actual figure will be 65 percent by the time the plan is fully applied.

  • Monday, October 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Prepare for Genesis cruise vessels with 5.400 pax

    Project Genesis new generation vessels will be sailing by 2009

    The cruise industry is booming and two huge new generation vessels with capacity for 5.400 passengers each are scheduled to be delivered in 2009 and 2010, ordered by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, RCCL, reports Finland's Aker Yards.

  • Sunday, October 21st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    On line booking system for hostels in Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile is experimenting with an on line booking system for hostels and home lodgings which should be fully operational by next mid January, reports the local press.

  • Friday, October 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Mexican Congress approves landing fee for cruise visitors

    Mexico will charge a 5 US dollar per capita landing fee to all foreign visitors calling in Mexican ports as of next year if President Felipe Calderon signs the bill which was approved Thursday by Congress.

  • Thursday, October 18th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Air Comet becomes Chile's second largest domestic carrier

    Air Comet Airbus A 340

    Air Comet Chile, known until recently as Aerolíneas del Sur, is now the largest domestic carrier after LAN Chile, with 18% of the market. The figure represents a 10% increase in market-share in just under a year.

  • Wednesday, October 17th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands and MOD discussing improving airbridge “quality”

    FCO and FIG reviewing the Joint Position Statement

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) are in negotiations with the UK Foreign Office to improve the 'quality and deliverability' to Islanders of the military airbridge between the islands and UK.

  • Wednesday, October 17th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Holland edge closer to Euro '08 qualification

    Holland are virtually certain to qualify for the 2008 European Championships after an unimpressive 2-0 victory over Slovenia. The Dutch need just two points against the bottom teams Luxembourg and Belarus to be certain of qualification.