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Montevideo, September 22nd 2023 - 16:04 UTC


  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    IAATO confirms the Falklands Development Corporation in its family

    Falkland Development Corp. was voted in at the organization's recent annual meeting in Hamburg

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators welcomed five provisional operators and eight associates. Bunker One A/S, Freestyle Adventure Travel, South America Shipping, UnWild Planet Travel and Polar Tourism Guides Association were approved by IAATO members during an inter-session vote at the end of 2022 while Avila Reizen, Falkland Islands Development Corp. and Summit Aviation were voted in at the organization's recent annual meeting in Hamburg.

  • Saturday, May 6th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Flight bookings to UK increased 149% for trips during Coronation of Charles III

    Globally, searches for international flights to the U.K. increased by 81% within 24 hours of the date of the King's Coronation being confirmed.

    When in October 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that the Coronation of King Charles III, would take place on Saturday, 6 May 2023, international flight bookings to the UK increased 149% for trips during those regal events.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 17:35 UTC

    Latam: no turning back on higher air fares to Punta Arenas, “ample competition”

    The Punta Arenas international airport from where every Saturday there is a flight to MPA in the Falkland Islands

    Chile's National Economic Prosecution threw out a request to begin an investigation into the hike of air travel to Punta Arenas, decided by Latam Airlines. “It is highly unlikely to verify a conduct of excessive prices taking into account the many verification standards of such an incompetitiveness crime”, points out the resolution.

  • Tuesday, May 2nd 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Unvaxed travelers allowed back into the US shortly

    The measure becomes effective May 11 together with the end of the health emergency

    The United States administration of President Joseph Biden has lifted the mandatory requirement of Covid-19 vaccination for travelers wanting to enter its territory, effective May 11, it was announced in Washington DC. The measure was in force since 2021.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 18:14 UTC

    Uruguayans flock to Argentina due to the convenient exchange rate

    More and more Uruguayans no longer “cross the pond” to just do their shopping

    Uruguayan drivers stayed in line for up to 7 kilometers Saturday trying to cross to Argentina for the long Labor Day weekend to capitalize on the favorable exchange rate, it was reported.

  • Thursday, April 20th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    First Quarter sees over a million tourists flocking to Uruguay

    Purchases by 'premium' tourists increased by 36% in relation to the pre-pandemic period

    The Ministry of Tourism of Uruguay announced that in the first quarter of the year, more than one million tourists visited the South American country, generating revenues of 741 million US dollars. This was presented on Wednesday, indicating an increase in the sector.

  • Monday, April 17th 2023 - 23:45 UTC

    Ushuaia ready to inaugurate the port's extension and already thinking on a further expansion only for cruise vessels

    The port of Ushuaia on a busy day with cruise vessels and visitors

    Ushuaia, the extreme southern port in the Argentine Tierra del Fuego province is preparing for the inauguration of its extended port and logistics facilities sometime in the coming weeks but is also requesting more funds from the central government given the growing demand for berthing and the fact that cruise vessels are being built ever so larger.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Antarctic Tourism is up, but experts give it a thumbs down

    Experts from Antarctic ecologists to marine scientists are sounding the alarm about the environmental impacts of that swelling human presence

    By Jen Rose Smith (*) – Even after Captain James Cook first sailed below the Antarctic Circle 250 years ago, icily inhospitable Antarctica stayed quiet for a long, long time. The only continent with no native human population, it remained a place apart, where occasional expeditions and intrepid researchers contended with harsh and sometimes deadly conditions.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2023 - 09:33 UTC

    Colonia launched as possible destination at cruise fair

    Monzeglio (left) and Lammens concurred Argentina and Uruguay should promote themselves jointly for cruise travel

    Uruguayan tourism authorities included the riverside city of Colonia del Sacramento as yet another possible destination for cruise ships already making calls at Montevideo and Punta del Este. Deputy Tourism Minister Renzo Monzeglio headed the South American country's delegation which participated in the recent Seatrade Cruise Global 2023, arguably the most important cruise fair in the world, held at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in the US State of Florida.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 15:39 UTC

    Gibraltar Airport Tunnel Opens

    For the first time since 1941, the tunnel will enable free flow of vehicles and pedestrians across Gibraltar<br />

    Jim Watt - Gibraltar. The tunnel for traffic to access the frontier with Spain without having to cross the runway has been an ongoing project beset with delays.