Tourism

ARGENTINE GHOST TOWN COMES UP FOR AIR – AP

Posted the 19 May, 2013 | 0 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Paul Byrne, The Associated Press

EPECUEN, Argentina —  A strange ghost town that spent a quarter of a century under water is coming up for air again in the Argentine farmlands southwest of Buenos Aires.

The multimedia feature was broadcast and published by innumerable media outlets in dozens of languages around the world…

Jesus Christ theme park in Buenos Aires reveals Papal approval – AP

Posted the 21 April, 2013 | 0 Comments

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As theme parks go, Buenos Aires’s Tierra Santa or the Holy Land is original….

My feature as part of AP’s coverage from Buenos Aires went out around the world including this short edit on BLOOMBERG and another on the Daily Telegraph

IRELAND THE GATHERING – AP TELEVISION

Posted the 11 January, 2013 | 0 Comments

My report from Ireland for AP Features on the unique tourism initiative that encourages lovers of all things Irish to visit Emerald Isle during 2013 to boost economy. The piece was broadcast around the world including this above link to its playing on China’s CCTV, it was also broadcast by state tv in Indonesia

ARGENTINE LEGENDARY TEAM OPENS WORLDS FIRST FOOTBALL HOTEL – AP

Posted the 6 July, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Famous for its prowess on the pitch, the fancy footwork of Argentina’s legendary team Boca Juniors has inspired the creation of the world’s first football themed hotel.

Maradona and Tevez are among the famous faces gracing the walls of the Hotel Boca.

The story went out around the world including this web broadcast on German Magazine Stern and another on Chinese National Broadcaster CCTV

ARGENTINES KEEP GAUCHO TRADITIONS ALIVE ON TRADITION DAY – AP

Posted the 22 January, 2012 | 0 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My video report from the Argentine town of San Antonio de Areco which every year stages a five-day annual festival celebrating the customs of the nomadic ranchers known as gauchos.

Although gaucho lifestyle started to fade in the 19th Century, local residents preserve a great number of their traditions.

The story went out around the world including this broadcast which lead BBC Travel

 

COWBOY’S IN THE CITY – THE GUARDIAN

Posted the 11 November, 2011 | 0 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The traditional gaucho way of life may be dwindling in the Argentine countryside, but the weekly cowboy market at Mataderos, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, always draws a crowd. The travel story I co-authored with The Guardian Journalist Annie Kelly

KITESURFING ON BRAZIL’S NORTH-EAST COAST – THE GUARDIAN

Posted the 2 June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Leading Guardian Travel today: a sleepy fishing village in north-east Brazil has become a hotspot for kitesurfing. Paul Byrne meets a local champion and discovers how the world’s fastest growing water sport is giving his community a new lease of life

MERRILY ON HIGH: ARGENTINA’S ANDEAN WINE TRAIL – THE GUARDIAN

Posted the 10 March, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Colome - highest vineyard in the world

The mountainous desert region of Salta in Argentina, home to the world’s highest vineyard famous for its fruity reds, has a thriving wine trail. Paul Byrne reports for The Guardian

The story has gone on to be picked up by leading media’s from around the world including this embed by Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek

ON THE TOURIST TRAIL OF CHE GUEVARA – AP TELEVISION

Posted the 21 January, 2011 | 0 Comments

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My video news report on a new tourist trail opened by the Argentine Ministry of Tourism following Che Guevara. From the house where he grew up to the first steps of his journey to Cuba the historical cultural route retraces the footsteps of his early life. The story is currently being broadcast through the Associated Press Television’s features bulletin and has already gone out on several channels around the world including these links to its broadcast in India and China. Will keep you updated over the next few weeks on its continued broadcasts and print publications.

ARGENTINA’S TRAIN TO THE CLOUDS – AP TELEVISION

Posted the 12 July, 2010 | 1 Comment

Argentina's train to the clouds, spanish broadcast

My video news report on one of the world’s greatest rail journey’s. After 3 years of reparations Argentina’s train to the clouds is back on track. The story is currently being broadcast through the Associated Press Television’s features bulletin and has already gone out on several channels around the world including these links to its broadcast in Spain and Colombia. Will keep you updated over the next few weeks on its continued broadcasts and print publications.