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Montevideo, December 4th 2023 - 00:54 UTC


  • Monday, August 21st 2023 - 15:51 UTC

    Exclusive images from Uruguay's heroic cruise ship rescue revealed

    The movie has interviews with Salinas, Talvi, the doctor who took care of the sick people on the cruise, the passengers, and the current Health Minister, Karina Rando.

    Almost two years after the documentary “Greg Mortimer: In Search of a Land of Solidarity” (Greg Mortimer: En busca de una tierra solidaria in Spanish) was premiered in cinemas, the former Health Minister of Uruguay, Daniel Salinas, shared some new pictures from the time when the country helped people on a cruise ship stuck due to COVID-19. He posted these pictures on his X account (which used to be called Twitter).

  • Friday, August 11th 2023 - 09:28 UTC

    Largest cruise vessel ever, five times the Titanic, will see its maiden voyage next January

    Royal Caribbean’s luxurious new vessel 'Icon of the Seas' is nearing completion in the Turku shipyard on Finland’s southwestern coast

    As the cruise industry is again picking up with clients returning, a Finnish shipyard is putting the final touches on what will be the world’s largest cruise ship. According to Travel and Tour World, Royal Caribbean’s luxurious new vessel 'Icon of the Seas' is nearing completion in the Turku shipyard on Finland’s southwestern coast, its maiden voyage scheduled for January 2024.

  • Thursday, August 10th 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Falklands Airbridge rerouted to East Midlands Airport, from August 12 to 26

    RAF Brize Norton will undergo essential repair work to the runway, and SAA from MPA will fly into and out of East Midlands Airport (EMA)

    Due to essential repair work to the runway at RAF Brize Norton, the South Atlantic Airbridge connecting with the Falkland Islands will temporarily fly into, and out of East Midlands Airport (EMA). The final SAA flight into RAF Brize Norton prior to work commencing is scheduled to be the northbound service TOW 2233 due to depart MPC on Saturday 12 Aug. The following TOW 2230 service on Monday 14 Aug will depart from East Midlands Airport.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Despite impressive storm, Falklands' airbridge managed to take off for UK

    After many hours battling the heavy snowfall and de-icing the aircraft, the airbridge was able to take off safely from the MPA international airport (Pic BFSAI)

    An impressive storm struck the southern tip of the South American continent during last weekend and at the start of this week. Three cities in the region linked by the cruise tourism industry, air transport, and other issues suffered the consequences of the battering of wind, snow storms, flying debris, and the closure of roads, ports, and airports.

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2023 - 19:42 UTC

    FIC revenue climbs 37%; expects a strong return of tourism to the Falklands

    FIH fastest growing and biggest unit is Falkland Island Company, which saw revenue climb 37% to GBP29.4 million from GBP21.6 million.

    FIH Group PLC on Monday reported higher profit and revenue amid an optimistic outlook, Alliance News has informed. The specialist services group with businesses in the UK and the Falkland Islands said pretax profit in the financial year to March 31 jumped 48% to GBP4.0 million from GBP2.7 million a year prior.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 08:29 UTC

    Buquebus granted extension to bring decommissioned ship to Uruguay

    he Eladia Isabel was built in 1994 and took three hours to cross the River Plate

    Argentine customs authorities Thursday extended the deadline for the return to Uruguay of Buquebus' Eladia Isabel to “prevent her from sinking,” it was reported in Buenos Aires. Following an inspection in June last, the vessel was found to be in a “distressing condition” and was to be re-exported before July 9. Now it has time so until Oct. 10.

  • Tuesday, July 25th 2023 - 11:20 UTC

    Uruguayan tourists take their dollars across the border to Argentina

    Monzeglio spoke of the downside of Uruguay's economic stability: People can travel anywhere they want

    Argentina's economic volatility has become a magnet for Uruguayan travelers during the winter recess, causing significant losses to local businesses, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Friday, July 21st 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Amsterdam bans cruise ships from the city center

    It means the central cruise terminal on the River IJ near Amsterdam's main train station will close. It is the latest measure to clamp down on mass tourism in the city.

    Following a growing tendency in Europe, such as what happened with Venice, Amsterdam's council has banned cruise ships from the city centre as it tries to limit visitor numbers and curb pollution.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Uruguay's Tourism Minister says Argentine President's words were harmful

    Viera regretted that President Fernández would echo fake news

    Uruguay's Tourism Minister Tabaré Viera Wednesday said that Argentine President Alberto Fernández's remarks that no water came out when people opened the faucets in Montevideo had resulted in numerous cancellations.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Falklands are holding Mid Winter Swim plus a “Lunacy Certificate”

    Previous mid winter swims have been a great success

    On Sunday 9th July Falkland Islands are holding their Mid-Winter Swim at Surf Bay. The annual event raises funds for the Lighthouse Seafarers Mission; the Cancer Support and Awareness Trust and the Stephen Jaffray Memorial Fund.