Peruvian authorities plan to reopen the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on Wednesday after it was closed for weeks as a precaution amid growing violence nationwide following the Dec. 7 impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones and the ensuing demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Dina Boluarte and fresh elections, among other measures.
Around 100,000 passengers have been reported to have visited Montevideo so far this season on some 60 cruise ships, according to local authorities. Montevideo Police Chief Mario D'Elia said that the so-called “Blue Summer” operation in the Uruguayan capital's Old City has been going as planned.
The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism recently released figures indicating the country received 3.1 million international tourists from January to November 2022, which is more than the 2.9 million tourist arrivals in 2020 and 2021.
Wind-chill temperatures in Rio de Janeiro reached 58°C Saturday before a storm broke out, leaving eight people missing following a shipwreck off Guanabara Bay. It was the highest temperature since 2009 when wind-chill measurements started to be taken. By Sunday the temperature dropped to 41.1 °C amid a strong storm. The boat capsized at sea off Paquetá Island in the middle of the storm.
SeaTrade is reporting that ID New Zealand’s ground operator Debbie Summers said cruise lines are changing itineraries to ports not affected by the unprecedented weather.
In a Monday release, the Falkland Islands government condemned Argentina's refusal of over flight permission for the air link with Brazil and accused Buenos Aires of denying the Islands self-determination, ”enforcing sanctions on our people and another attempt to isolate us from South America and impede our economic development.”
The tourism industry and mining corporations in Peru are suspending or cancelling operations because of the escalating political protests in the country with dozens of people killed in clashes with security forces.
South America's largest carrier, LATAM expects double digit revenue growth this year, according to a company guidance to stock markets. The Chile-based airline's revenues are expected to reach between US$ 11 billion and US$ 11.5 billion by the end of this year, compared to US$ 9.5 billion estimated for 2022, which if achieved would mark an increase of nearly 16% to 21%.
Elation in the Falkland Islands. Bradt Travel Guides has included the South Atlantic British Overseas Territory, as well as Chilean Patagonia as one of several best places to visit in 2023.
The Ushuaia summer tourism season is in full swing with some 92,000 visitors having arrived at the Argentine extreme southern city by the third week of January, while another 157,900 are expected by the end of March/April, according to data released by the Tierra del Fuego province port authorities.