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Tourism this week in Latin America  May 06, 2009

As of lat Friday, May 1, Aerolineas Argentinas began its two weekly frequencies from Almirante Zar Airport of Trelew to the city of Esquel.

LAN will have more flights to Cordoba
LAN announced that it will add three new weekly frequencies to its Cordoba-Santiago route beginning from June 1st. With the arrival of these new frequencies, the airline will increase its offer to a total of fourteen flights.

Pluna seeks to have flights to Comodoro Rivadavia
Pluna would include the city of Comodoro Rivadavia into the airline route network. On May 27th, Pluna planed to begin flights that join Trelew (Chubut) to Montevideo and Sao Paulo.

Alitalia would take up again its Roma-Rio route
Between this and the next year, Alitalia would take up again the route between Roma and Rio de Janeiro. The renewed airline is immersed in a plan of fleet extension, with which it searches to add some 70 planes to 148 that it currently has.

Delta Air Lines changes beginning of its flights to Los Angeles to June 30th
Delta Air Lines, that had required an authorization of DOT in order to fly between Sao Paulo and Los Angeles from May 22st, will begin to operate the flight on July 1st, due to high season in this date.

A new tourist product for wine lovers
Vinobus (Wine bus) is the new full day program of Enotour & Culinary Travel, the company of tourism specialized in enogastronomic tours to several wine-growing regions of Chile and of the Southern Cone. Vinobus (Wine bus) begins its route in Santiago where tourists will learn about the relationship between wine and the city and then to visit zone of Maipo Alto and Viña Perez Cruz where a visitor is a participant of a privet technical circuit and will taste some of the best premium wines. The journey also includes Viña Santa Rita, Andino museum and a gourmet lunch.

Blue Tree in Santiago and Patagonia
Blue Tree Hotels incorporate in its chain two new hotels in Chile. On May, the chain passes to administrate the Santiago Fundador hotel, the establishment is dedicated to a corporate market and it is located in Paris-Londres district. The other hotel, Remota, is located in the region of Patagonia, in the city of Puerto Natales, near to the most famous park of Chile, Torres del Paine. The Remota Hotel explores the concept of home feeling and it raises the characteristics and the value of architecture of the region.

Puerto Vargas with a new tourist circuit
Puerto Vargas will open a new alternative of tourism: a heritage tourist circuit that travels through 33 places of interest including: Plaza de Armas, the square of Jose Luis Martinez, heritage houses, the church of Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, The Lutheran church among others places of interest finishing in heritage house, currently occupied by Chile Investigations,

Arequipa will be included in tour of cruisers
Due to its colonial architecture, religious tourism, countryside and gastronomy, the city of Arequipa will be considered in a tour of cruisers that arrive to Peru. The cruisers will disembark in Matarani port and from there tourists will be transferred to the city, where they will stay for one day. During this time, the visitors could do religious tourism, to visit countryside, to taste food and to return to the cruiser in order to continue their travel in the afternoon hours.

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge reaches International Quality Certification
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Loge became the first hotel of Cusco and the second nationwide hotel in getting the SQF 2000 Certification in Level 3; the highest in its field. SQF or Save Quality Food is developed by Food Marketing Institute of America and consists of an analysis of dangers and critical points of control for suppliers of whole nutritious chain; from a farm to a table.

It is planned to build thematic restaurant in Lambayeque
A group of national businessmen has shown interests in constructing thematic restaurants in different localities of administrative district of Lambayeque, which will generate competition in order to show and offer a better service than traditional local and district restaurants. In these denominated “thematic restaurants” they plan to offer to visitors a cultural code with typical dances and gastronomy of the region.

Hotels will adapt Skype phone system
The Vox Skype company presented to the hotel businessmen a solution to put down the price of phone calls. The application is named as Vosky Exchange and it consists of an internet phone call, where the voice is digitalizing, compressing and sending in packages of IP information. To make use of it the companies don’t need to renew their central telephony, even when it has 15 years of functioning. Skype notices that guests and their families are the first to be benefit.

Sonesta opens its first hotel in the country
The first Sonesta hotel in Colombia, it is located in Valledupar (Cesar), it will open its door on May 4st. The hotel had an investment close to $10 million; it has an area of 6.500 m2, 108 rooms, three VIP halls, restaurant, gym, swimming pull, Jacuzzi and one auditorium with capacity for 300 people.

Aeromexico increase routes
Aeromexico will increase routes in the domestic and international market, before a growing demand of corporate market. Aeromexico will fly from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chetumal, Hautulco, Cozumel, Colima, Tepic and Lazaro Cardenas with an Embrear 145 for 50 passengers. The new nine international routes to America will be Guadalajara-San Jose (California), Los Cabos – San Francisco, the City of Mexico – New Orleans, Puerto Vallarta – San Diego. In South America, it will have one daily flight between Cancun and Buenos Aires, Argentina, and another flight will be the city of Mexico - Medellin, Colombia.

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