Release of rare shore birds lifts hope

Four rare shore birds endemic to New Zealand were released yesterday on pest-free Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf after a successful breeding programme produced an abundance of chicks. The juvenile shore plover or tuturuatu are one of the world's rarest shore birds, with just 250 remaining. A small, curious animal, the shore plover nests on the ground and is easily disturbed, which makes them vulnerable in the wild. The Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre near Masterton and the Isaac Conservati

Members' Newsletter - September 2018

Avianca Airlines –  Avianca renews its domestic offer in Peru  Recently Avianca has restructured its offer of domestic flights in Peru which aims to provide more connection opportunities for visitors arriving in the country. The airline has implemented two new routes that connect Cusco with Arequipa and Juliaca. The new flight Cusco – Juliaca and the flight Cusco – Arequipa – Cusco are now available. Chimu Adventures:  Chimu Adventures’ tours to Belize have just been made a whole lot easier to

Cascada Wins LATA Award in London » Cascada Expediciones

We are proud to report that Cascada Expediciones has earnt 2nd place in the LATA Achievement Awards, held this week at the Experience Latin America expo in London.  LATA, or the Latin American Travel Association, presented the award for DMC/Tour Operator of the Year in recognition of our dedication to nature, our country and our customers. EcoCamp Patagonia, our sustainable glamping experience in Torres del Paine, was named Hotel of the Year.  These accolades are a huge deal, LATA being the pinn

Winners of the 2018 achievement awards announced

We are delighted to reveal the winners of the LATA Achievement Awards 2018, announced on Monday 11 June Experience Latin America (ELA). Now in its 8th edition, the LATA Achievement Awards recognises individuals and/or companies who have made an exceptional contribution to the development of travel to Latin America. Voted for by a judging panel led by AITO Chairman Derek Moore and including Aneil Bedi, M&C Saatchi; Barbara Kolosinska, C&M Recruitment; Quinn Meyer, CREES Manu and Danny Callaghan

EcoCamp Patagonia: The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2018

EcoCamp Patagonia has won raves since its 2001 opening for offering guests the ultimate glamping experience: by night, they sleep in luxe domes based on ancient nomadic designs; by day, they go on guided treks. More recently, the hotel—which is fully powered by renewable energy—has focused on inclusivity, adding hikes for visually impaired guests and an all-terrain wheelchair that can traverse the Patagonia landscape. —Julia Zorthian

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