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Tourism this week in Latin America  Jul 08, 2009

Tickets for the Patagonian Train are already for sale.
The Patagonian Train is selling tickets for next winter vacation. This year will have only one frequency on Fridays returning on Sundays.

Lan Argentina will join CoĢrdoba and Lima
From July 12th, LAN Argentina starts its flights from CoĢrdoba to Lima. It will have two weekly frequencies from Monday to Sunday and it will be carried out with A 320 aircrafts.

South African Airways has one new frequency between BUE and Johannesburg
SAA added one new frequency between Buenos Aires and Johannesburg flying in that way on Wednesday, on Fridays and on Saturdays with 340-200 Airbus with 24 seats in Business Class and 226 in Economical Class.

Rotary Club International Meeting, in 2015, in Sao Paulo.
So Paulo has been chosen to be venue of the Rotary Club World Convention in 2015. Last time that the city had this event was in 1981, registering a total of 17 thousand people of 94 countries. Icca estimates that in 2015, 40 thousand people will attend.

It is opened the first Central of Express Tourism
Brahma Bar and Sao Paulo Circuit inaugurated the first unit Central of Express Tourism in Sao Paulo Capital; this will bring total information service in Portuguese, English and Spanish. The first unit is placed on the corner of Av. Ipiranga with AV. Sao Joao in Brahma Bar. The city will open new kiosks with live attention also auto- assisted or online in bars and commercial centers. The first kiosk in a commercial center will be inaugurated at the beginning of August in Frei Caneca Shopping and then in the O Torcedor Bars placed in Plaza Charles Muller and in the Bar Brahma Aeroclub in Campo de Marte in the north of Sao Paulo.

American Airlines renewed its lounge in Guarulhos
American Airlines completed the Admiral Club Lounge renewal at the airport of Guarulhos. This is located in Terminal 2, in the D of the mezzanine level, now has 6,621 square feet and with a space for more than 220 passengers. The lunge shows a combination of luxury with practicality to offer a business center highly functional, television flat screens, high speed Wi Fi and a good selection of wines and liquors, children lounges between other comforts.

Delta Airlines started flights between Sao Paulo and Los Angeles
Delta started flights without scales between Guarulhos (Sao Paulo) and Los Angeles, USA three times a week.

Lab and AeroSur flight together
Civil Aeronautics General Direction approved the agreement between Aerosur and Lloyd AeĢreo Boliviano to operate the flight Boeing 727-200 of LAB. The agreement establishes six months hire of duration with the possibility of extending the contract by other time similar to the navy that will carry out only national flights.

Ciudad Sagrada de Caral is declared a Human Cultural Heritage.
UNESCO declared Ciudad Sagrada de Caral as a Human Cultural Heritage during meeting number 33 of the World Heritage Meeting made in Sevilla, Spain. The meeting indicated that Ciudad Sagrada de Caral meets the integrity and authenticity principles in the monument conservation and that the management system implemented is suitable.

More than one destination has potential to turn into World Heritage
Peru has innumerable natural and archeological places with potential to turn into world heritage emphasizing CanĢƒon del Colca in Arequipa, some churches from Ayacucho and the city of Cajamarca because of its cultural landscape that this represents. Also, SenĢƒor de Sipan and Huaca Rajada where the monarch from moche was placed and the Complejo ArqueoloĢgico El Brujo and Huaca del Sol y la Luna in Trujillo, among others.

Cusco will be fashion center in September
Cusco will be fashion center during the competition carrying out ā€œCusco always fashionā€ last week of September. This event is for the first time carried out and it intends to insert Cusco in the circuit of international fashion showing the best of the national designersā€™ young productions.

Taca Airlines started direct flights to Santo Domingo
Taca started direct flights between Lima and Santo Domingo with three times a week frequencies on Wednesday, on Friday and on Saturday.

Start Peru started daily flights to Ayacucho
Start Peru started daily flights to Ayacucho. Soon, the airline will join Ayacucho and Cusco with two weekly flights Lima ā€“ Ayacucho ā€“ Cusco. At the end of 2009, it is expected to finish with the fleet renewal also having Bae 146 airplanes.

PeruRail cancels operations on July 8th
PeruRail will cancel its operations on July 8th via Machupicchu and Puno as a precaution measure before the possibility of manifestations that could affect the travel experience of its passengers. PeruRail will give facilities to passengers that ask for them so they can plan again past or future days of July 8th, for passengers who can not travel in a different date, the price return of the bought tickets will be carried out.

Marriott will open its first hotel in August
The first, Hotel Marriott has scheduled its inauguration in August 15th. This will be placed in BogotaĢ Corporate Center in the west of the capital. On the other hand, JW Marriott is under construction in the north of the capital, this will be opened in May 2010.

Avianca y Mexicana de AviacioĢn with shared codes
Avianca y Mexicana de AviacioĢn renewed an agreement of shared code through this alliance, airlines ā€œ offers to its passengers more options to arrive to key points of Colombia and Mexico also gives major facilities to its trips in its routes.

Aero Republica joins Cartagena with Caracas
Aero RepuĢblica inaugurated the route Cartagena-Caracas-Cartagena that started with three weekly direct frequencies. Besides that, the airline added its flights in the route Cartagena-San AndreĢs-Cartagena to one daily, at the same time it launched its fifth daily frequency between BogotaĢ and Cartagena.

Cruises are reactivated in Costa Maya
The operations in the terminal maritime Costa Maya, in Majahual were renewed since Wednesday and up to December 31st also 58 cruises arrive, this is already confirmed.

AeromeĢxico will fly to New Orleans
AeromeĢxico started its operations in the route Ciudad de MeĢxico-New Orleans being this, the only international airline to fly in a direct way to this city. New flights will be operated by AeromeĢxico Connect in ERJ-145 airplanes with 50 seats and it will have daily frequency, except for Saturdays.

Taca adapts its flights schedule because of a curfew
Taca informed that it adapted its flights schedule to Honduras to accomplish the curfew of this country after the leaving by force of the president Manuel Zelaya. Also, due to the critical situation of Honduras, ā€œpenalty has been eliminatedā€ by a date change in its flights to Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba and RoataĢn.

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