Tag: Antarctica

Luxury Cruising: Silversea celebrates silver jubilee

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 17:44

Silversea Cruises serves 25 years as a luxury cruise line. Silversea has unlocked the authentic beauty of the world for almost half a million guests on approximately 4,100 voyages. Silversea's ... Read More

Germany becomes first government customer for Airbus ACJ350

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 19:02

The German government has placed a firm order for three ACJ350-900 XWBs, becoming the first government customer for the type, which has already been ordered by private customers. The aircraft ... Read More

Four Seasons selects Airbus A321LR for aircruises

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 18:00

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has chosen the A321LR as its private jet for luxury worldwide travel, launching a new role for the Airbus corporate jet family. The aircraft will ... Read More

ACJ319 is shown at European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 01:00

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is showing an ACJ319 at European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, giving potential customers the opportunity to see for themselves how they can ... Read More

Airbus ACJ319neo sets record during test-flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 18:50

The first ACJ319neo1 successfully completed a 16 hr and 10 min test-flight on 26th April, setting a new record for the longest A320 Family flight by an Airbus crew. It ... Read More

Loro Parque’s World Population Clock breaks 7,7 billion barrier

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 15:30

Loro Parque’s World Population Clock, based on estimates by the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs, has this week reached the historic figure of 7,7 billion people. According ... Read More

Airbus: ACJ319neo makes successful first flight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 08:08

The ACJ319neo successfully completed a first flight lasting one hour and 55 min on 24th April 2019, beginning a short flight-test programme to verify its corporate jet features – such ... Read More

Russian billionaire buys world’s first private icebreaker

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2019 18:00

One of the top 50 richest Russians, banker Oleg Tinkov, wants to present what he calls a first private icebreaker to the public next year, before the €100 million vessel ... Read More

5 places to visit on your bucket list

editor editor- April 1, 2019 21:30

While everyone’s ultimate travel bucket list is different, there are certain destinations that really shouldn’t be missed, from American and Canadian destinations to places around the world, including these. Ireland ... Read More

Princess Cruises And Fincantieri Sign Contracts For Two Next-Generation Cruise Ships

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019 19:30

Princess Cruises and Fincantieri announced today the signing of the final contracts for the construction of two next-generation 175,000-ton cruise ships, which will be the largest ships ever built so far ... Read More

Comlux takes delivery of its first Airbus ACJ320neo jet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 15:49

Comlux has taken delivery of the first of three ACJ320neo aircraft, which will now enter VIP cabin-outfitting by Comlux Completion in Indianapolis. It is the largest customer for the ACJ320neo ... Read More

Dead on Ethiopian Airlines: Sarah Auffret of Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2019 08:32

"I believe we do our best when we enjoy what we are doing." These were the words of Sarah Auffret, a famous member of the global travel and tourism industry who ... Read More

​World’s first hybrid cruise ship completes sea trial

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 21:06

Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. This weekend the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship completed her first sea trials in the fjords along the western ... Read More

Holland America: O, The Oprah Magazine cruise raised $6M for cancer support

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 01:05

In recognition of World Cancer Day today, Holland America Line announced that during the recent O, The Oprah Magazine "Girls' Getaway" cruise aboard Nieuw Statendam Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, ... Read More

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes close to South Sandwich Islands

editor editor- December 10, 2018 17:30

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake that was initially reported as a 7.5, struck near the South Sandwich Islands near Antarctica today, December 11, 2015, at 02:26:33 UTC, The quake occurred in a remote ... Read More

MJet becomes first ACJ customer for Skywise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2018 06:07

MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. ... Read More

Saving small island states from drowning

editor editor- May 7, 2012 02:53

The Chicago Tribune reported on the melting down of the poles. Read More

Research: Eco-tourists causing “horrendous” pollution in Antarctica

editor editor- December 24, 2009 06:19

Eco-tourists travelling to Antarctica are adding to global warming which is melting the polar ice caps, new research has found. Read More

New Zealand fears tourism disaster in Antarctica

editor editor- December 10, 2009 07:35

WELLINGTON — New rules are needed for tourist ships visiting Antarctica to prevent a disaster in the world's most isolated region, according to New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully. Read More

“Penguin cruise” icebreaker freeing itself from ice in Antarctic

editor editor- November 20, 2009 04:02

MOSCOW — A Russian icebreaker carrying more than 100 tourists, scientists and journalists on an Antarctic cruise has been successfully moving through ice and is just about 100 meters away ... Read More

Penguin cruise tourists stuck in ice

editor editor- November 16, 2009 06:10

Eighty British tourists on a journey to watch emperor penguins in the Antarctic have been stranded for a week after their cruise ship got stuck in the ice. Read More

Antarctic cruise tourists lose out as soaring numbers alarm scientists

editor editor- April 20, 2009 04:08

Tough new restrictions on the number of people visiting Antarctica are to be implemented as the volume of visitors to the White Continent continues to soar. Read More

Clinton calls for stricter Antarctic tourism limits

editor editor- April 7, 2009 03:56

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for tighter controls over tourism and other forms of pollution in Antarctica Monday, arguing for greater global cooperation to help preserve the continent's e Read More

US wants limits on Antarctic tourism

editor editor- April 6, 2009 03:35

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is pushing to protect Antarctica's fragile environment by imposing mandatory limits on the size of cruise ships sailing there and the number of passengers they Read More

Ministers get close look at Antarctic ice threat

editor editor- February 24, 2009 02:23

Troll Research Station, Antarctica – A parka-clad band of environment ministers landed in this remote corner of the icy continent on Monday, in the final days of an intense season ... Read More

Ocean Nova stranding highlights Antarctic cruise safety concerns

editor editor- February 19, 2009 04:02

Another reminder of the risks of cruising in one of the world’s most inhospitable environments was perched on rocks off the coast of Antarctica earlier today. Read More

Tourists burn a trail to Australian Antarctic outpost

editor editor- January 9, 2009 03:38

SYDNEY - An isolated Australian outpost in remote Antarctica has become a popular destination for adventure-seeking tourists, as more tour operators put it on their itinerary for more than just ... Read More

Antarctic tourists rescued from ship

editor editor- December 8, 2008 05:43

Eleven Australians who were among 120 people on board a cruise ship damaged when it hit rock in Antarctica have been safely evacuated to Argentina. Read More

Tourism in Antarctica threatening South Pole environment

editor editor- September 30, 2008 03:37

Tourism in Antarctica has grown dramatically. In 1985, just a few thousand people visited the area but in the season 2007/2008 more than 40,000 did the same. Read More

Antarctica’s March of the tourists

editor editor- March 26, 2008 04:33

When the American explorer Richard E. Byrd sat alone in his hut in Antarctica in 1934, half frozen and half poisoned with carbon monoxide, he had an epiphany. Byrd wrote ... Read More

Australia-Antarctica air link opens, complete with ice runway

editor editor- January 14, 2008 12:50

WILKINS RUNWAY, Antarctica (AFP) — A historic passenger jet flight from Australia to Antarctica touched down smoothly on a blue ice runway Friday, launching the only regular airlink between the ... Read More