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The Che route

South America tourism round up  Sep 23, 2009

Ruins of San Ignacio Miní with new multimedia show
A new “Image and Sound “multimedia show, in the Ruins of San Ignacio Miní, will allow tourists knowing the history of the place. This is about a wall showing of the Jesuit reductions about the meeting of this religious company with the original villages of the region. The showing is also carrying out in a mist of artificial water that creates a special effect that gives the feeling that the virtual actors are in a few meters from the public.

Parque Llao Llao will have a new five star hotel
A new five star hotel will be placed near the traditional Llao LLao next to the south boundary of the Municipal Park of Llao Llao and near to Cementerio del Montañés. The luxury residential complex will have 124 squares distributed in 62 rooms, interior and external swimming pool, SPA and a holistic room inside the establishment that will be built over the elevation 900 of the Nahuel Huapi Lake. It will have six floors, parking space between others services.

Foz do Iguaçu increased foreign tourist flow
The Foz do Iguaçu National Park received 260,479 foreign tourists between January and June which 125,000 were from South America. Paraguayan (36.6%) and Uruguayan (19.1%) people were the tourists who had the biggest growing in visits to the Park in connection with the same period of 2008. Argentinian people figure as the foreigners with more visits. Between January and June of this year, they were registered 85,945 against 83,016 in the same period of 2008.

Rio de Janeiro will have Brazilian Gastronomy Museum
Rio de Janeiro plans to build a museum dedicated to the Brazilian gastronomy which regional traditional dishes will be served. Also, it will be presented some folk shows from each state, temporary exhibition, experimental cuisine with the presence of chef, presentation rooms, libraries and other attractiveness.

ACCOR will open Ibis establishments in Rio and Pará
Accor Hospitality will inaugurate two units of its Ibis brand for 2011. One of the establishments will be placed in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro and the other in Santarém, Pará. It is estimated that both establishment will demand the investment of 28 million Reales.

Pestana will begin next operations.
An investment per US$20 million in the zone of World Trade Center will mark the arrival of the Pestana Portuguese group to the hotel business in Chile. In September, a delegation of the holding will arrive to close the land purchasing for the hotel building which will be of four star category.

Che route will be named national tourist priority
In order to “improve the economy of the regions involved”, The Senate studies to declare as a national priority, “The Che route”, inaugurated in 2004 continuing with the itinerary carried out in 1966 and 1967 in the mountainous regions of the guerrilla country. Through this project, it is intended “to encourage the historic tourism and improve the quality of life of these regions” where will be able to generate numerous employment sources. The route includes visits to the military barracks of Camiri, Quebrada del Yuro, la Escuela de La Higuera where was assassinated Che Guevara and the ancient tombs of the Guerrilla Force in Valle Grande, all of them in the region of Santa Cruz.

It is planned to build the Ecological Park in Riberalta
Bolivian ecologists and foreigners plan the installation of an ecological park in Riberalta, Beni to preserve the wild fauna of the Amazon region of the country. The plan contemplates the building of a clinic for animals by which there is a land of 50sq.m over the road to Cachuela Esperanza (Pando). The Park will be in charged with the rescue, attention, rehabilitation and devolution of wild animals to its natural habitat.

Almost 14,000 tourists visited museums of Lambayeque during Independence Day
Almost 14,000 local and foreign tourists visited the five museums of the department of Lambayeque during the long holiday due to The Independence Day. Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán received more than 7,600 visitors, between 25th and 31st of July, while Museo de Sitio Túcume had a flow of 2,200 people to some 33 kilometers of Chiclayo. Museo Arqueológico Bruning and Museo Nacional de Sipán de Ferreñafe received more than 2,500 visits between both precincts. The recent inaugurated Museo de Sitio Huaca Rajada Sipán placed in 28 kilometers of Chiclayo received more than 1,300 visits.

It is prepared a whole vigilance strategy for rivers of the jungle with the Navy
The General Director of the National Police Force informed that it is coordinated a whole strategy with the Peruvian Navy to reinforce the vigilance in the rivers of Loreto where some days ago it were reported two robberies to tourist cruises. It is important to implement an operation plan from Nauta, in the river Marañon, Yucuruchi, Bagazán and Genero Herrera, in the river Ucayali and zones as Sinchicuy.

Meliá Lima Hotel got the Biosphere Hotel certification
Meliá Lima Hotel has recently got the Biosphere Hotel certification which qualifies it as an establishment that meets the standards of the responsible tourism policy which implies the environment care, encouraging the planet conservation and the tourist industry, Meliá Lima Hotel received the auditing of certification by Instituto de Turismo Responsable which is an entity associated with UNESCO and UNWTO who accredited the commitment of the establishment with the environment conservation.

Tourcan hosts Peru seminars in Canada
Tourcan Vacations, Promperu and Lan Airlines are hosting Quebec and Ontario evening seminars promoting Peru. The seminars provide an opportunity to learn about the culture, history and landscapes that Peru has to offer. A typical itinerary for the first-time traveler is presented in a powerpoint presentation and Lan Airlines will present the various options of getting to Peru. Seminars will take place Oct. 13, Burlington/Hamilton at the Royal Botanical Gardens; Oct. 14, Ottawa at the Delta Hotel and Oct. 15, Montreal at Ruby Foo’s Hotel. For information and registration contact or call 416-391-0334 or 1-800-2632995, press 3 and ext. 2668.

South America tourism round up

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