Buquebus Francisco Wins World LNG Fuels’ Black Diamond Award

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The new LNG-powered Buquebus Francisco, has only been in service for a few months, but it already has a trophy to display in its massive Duty Free Shop alongside the Tannat and Toblerones. The new US$150 million Catamaran just received the Black Diamond Award at the 2014 World LNG Fuels Conference in Houston, the industry’s premier event promoting natural gas …

Buquebus Adding Daily Flights from Buenos Aires to Montevideo

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As if currency controls and credit card surcharges weren’t enough challenges, the service interruption and eventual bankruptcy of Pluna Airlines earlier this summer left a significant void in the short-haul market for air travel between Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Now the company best known for its ferry service is filling the void with daily flights between BA and Montevideo. BQB …

Buquebus Opens Its First Franchise Outside of Buenos Aires in Tandil

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The Uruguay tourism juggernaut that is Buquebus just keeps growing, diversifying and extending its travel and tourism offerings in Argentina and Uruguay. In a ceremony held at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Buquebus announced the grand opening of its first franchise in the beautiful city of Tandil. Buquebus Tandil will be the company’s first franchise in Argentina, an important step …

For Many Argentine Travelers, BA Means Brasil Ahora!

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At the height of the summer travel season, we posed the question, Where do Brazilians go when they need a little D&R (Descanso e Relaxmento)? Judging by the Portuguese-speaking throngs on the slopes of Bariloche or in the trendiest parrillas in Puerto Madero, we surmised, Argentina was a safe bet. Now the flip-side of that tourism coin: A record number of Argentines …

Holy Tourism!: The Buquebus Takes Flight

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With Holy Week underway, many Argentines are preparing for one last family vacation on the beaches of Uruguay. On the receiving end of the tourist influx and revenue from Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay designates this week as Tourism Week. Seizing the moment and simultaneously injecting some needed competition in the short-haul arena, Buquebus is launching direct air service from Buenos …