According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism saw a strong rebound in the first five months of 2022, with almost 250 million international arrivals recorded. This compares to 77 million arrivals from January to May 2021 and means that the sector has recovered almost half (46%) of pre-pandemic 2019 levels.
Operators at the Machu Picchu Inca citadel in Peru have agreed to increase the site's capacity from 4,000 to slightly over 5,000 tourists after protests from would-be travelers, it was announced Thursday.
Paraguayan president Mario Abdo Benitez during the Renewable Energy and Sustainable Tourism event, welcomed this week UNWTO’s support as the county works to make tourism a central pillar of economic growth, social opportunity and jobs.
Tierra del Fuego Ports' Authority has announced that climate permitting, this coming 2022/2023 cruise season Ushuaia is expecting some 540 vessel calls, making it probably a record season both in the number of passengers and vessels. At the height of the season, eighteen vessels will be visiting the Argentine extreme south city.
The Falkland Islands Tourist Board has released its July newsletter in which it gives an update of what everybody is expecting to be a great summer season after a hiatus of two years because of the pandemic.
Wingo, a Colombian budget subsidiary carrier of Panama's Copa Airlines, has been cleared by Argentina's National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) to start operating in the country, although it still needs to confirm its schedules before being allowed to sell tickets.
Managers at London's main airport announced they were imposing a 100,000-daily-passenger cap in a move to curb traveler lines and luggage delays amid recurrent cancellations and other nuisances. Heathrow serves 203 destinations in 84 countries.
Venezuela's flag carrier Conviasa has announced it will halt its Caracas-Buenos Aires route at least until September in light of the refueling problems all its aircraft face for belonging to a company blacklisted by the US Treasury.
Peruvian authorities Wednesday decided to increase by a third the capacity of the archeological Machu Picchu ruins to welcome visitors, in a move to help the site's recovery after years of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing economic consequences.
After almost three disastrous years for the international tourism industry and in particular, for the cruise business, Chilean operators are focused on the coming 2022/23 season, point out industry sources in Punta Arenas, the extreme south of Chile, and a hub for Antarctic tours.