Norwegian flagged vessel Nordnorge opened this week in Buenos Aires the Argentine cruise season which will extend until April 2 next year and include at least 99 calls of major cruise vessels, according to the local Tourist Office.
A team of Argentine and Brazilian paleontologists announced the discovery of a new dinosaur species ? a giant, Patagonian plant-eater ? that lived 88 million years ago.
Chile Summer time begins midnight Saturday when clocks have to be advanced sixty minutes. This leaves Chile three hours behind Greenwich meridian time, GMT.
Tourists love New York and lots of them visit the Big Apple but the city says that's not enough so it is spending big money on a new ad campaign. The goal is to attract 50 million tourists a year by 2015 with the slogan This is New York.
Grupo Marsans the largest tourism and transport group in Spain announced this week it has ordered 73 Airbus aircraft, including four new A380 Superjumbo, for its Air Comet and Aerolineas Argentinas fleets.
This past winter's unusually cold weather in Chile's central valley had at least one benefit – the mountains were covered in snow, attracting some 600,000 skiers and snowboarders. This figure represents an 11 percent increase compared to the previous season when 522,000 visitors hit the slopes.
South Georgia is preparing for the busiest cruise ship season ever which is scheduled to begin October 25th with the arrival of Nordenorge with 300 passengers, reports the SG government. However the tourist season starts with five yachts (three of them with expedition groups) due to arrive as of October 11th.
Punta del Este, Uruguay's main international seaside resort on the South Atlantic this coming summer season will be receiving 83 cruise vessels calls with an estimated 120.000 visitors, 60% increase over the 2006/2007 season.
Colo Colo are one of the big names of Chilean football and 22 year old striker Juan Lorca quickly became a star at the club which he joined as a junior player at the age of 12.
London was reacquainted on Monday with one of its iconic sounds when Big Ben finally chimed for the first time in seven weeks. After almost two months of maintenance work, London's most famous landmark was once again fully functional - to the delight of millions of tourists and residents alike.