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Falkland Islands debates the landing fee for cruise visitors

Friday, December 29th 2017 - 14:32 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Environment Committee, held a lively debate on the cost of the landing fee for cruise visitors which is scheduled to be increased to £25 per passenger, and which was described as “the highest in the region” by the head of the Islands Tourist Board. Read full article

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  • falklandlad

    FIG need to take a view of prevailing competition and prices within the region. Why should every visitor (in effect) be charged 5 quid for a museum entry, when they may have absolutely no intention of visiting it. Importantly FIG should be investing in assets to encourage cruise ship tourism, not chasing it away by imposing the highest fees in the region. Just how daft is that? Perhaps its an attempt at blatant rip-off? Would seem so.
    We cant seem to get WC male and female signage sorted out - how many x 5 quids to resolve that?

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 03:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    If thats the price that you are going to charge reflect it in top quality jetties, decent clean loos, plenty of benches for a rest, security and perhaps free entry to that interesting museum and the cathedral.

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • copland

    £25!! you can not be serious. Don't kill the golden goose by greed. There are other places for the ships to visit.

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Decent clean loos? The ones at the town jetty are five star plus.... best I have every used...

    But yes... killing the goose that laid the golden egg comes to mind.

    A friend recently visited on some cruise boat or other.. walked to Gypsy Cove... first comment when asked about her trip involved the amount of roadside litter.

    As I understand it the fee is charged to the shipping company not on an individual basis when landing.. I may be mistaken.

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Correct Frank- it is a charge on the cruise liner- not per passenger as they land. So the passengers already pay all the different country landing fees - as part of the fare they pay the cruise company for the cruise.

    Problem here is the money is collected by the govt- and goes into the treasury - then Tourist dept./ Conservation etc have to weedle some of it back out of the Treasury officials!!

    Much much better if it accrued direct to the Tourist Dept Board(has elected MLAs on it) - and they then allocate the investment into the improvements they know are needed and Conservation can apply as well for tourism wildlife linked projects and research, and tourist on shore operators apply for loans etc to invest to improve the shore facilities and excursions they can offer. If the Museum get their £5 a head - deal is they then no longer receive any other form of annual subvention from FIG like they always have done in the past.

    Dec 30th, 2017 - 01:00 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • GALlamosa

    Mrs Middleton was consulted on the proposal beforehand and raised none of these concerns. So why now ? The Museum is a very popular attraction in Stanley of huge educational value. They thoroughly welcome this scheme which provides incentive to improve. Pity FITB wouldn't do a bit better instead of constantly whingeing.

    Dec 30th, 2017 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Mrs Middleton does not appear to be whinging, but rather rationally pointing out that regionally £25 is a highly priced port admission ticket. What are these whinges you claim as you seem to posit complaint that FITB is not supportive of the tourist industry?

    Jan 03rd, 2018 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Asha

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Jan 03rd, 2018 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tamya

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Jan 05th, 2018 - 03:54 am - Link - Report abuse -1

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