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Montevideo, August 21st 2018 - 02:15 UTC

Falkland Islands has enjoyed one of its best tourist and visitors season

Friday, May 25th 2018 - 08:30 UTC
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“We are also delighted to have such a strong cruise season, with the key area of growth being arrivals on expedition vessels, increasing by 17%” “We are also delighted to have such a strong cruise season, with the key area of growth being arrivals on expedition vessels, increasing by 17%”
FI Tourist Board director Stephanie Middleton, said: “Our key markets performed well, with overnight leisure arrivals from the UK increasing by 17%” FI Tourist Board director Stephanie Middleton, said: “Our key markets performed well, with overnight leisure arrivals from the UK increasing by 17%”
Both air routes to Falklands experienced a significant rise in visitors, with leisure arrivals on LATAM increasing by 21% and arrivals on the air bridge up 44%. Both air routes to Falklands experienced a significant rise in visitors, with leisure arrivals on LATAM increasing by 21% and arrivals on the air bridge up 44%.

The Falkland Islands has had its best season for land-based tourism for 10 years, and the second best ever, with leisure tourist arrivals increasing by 14.9% compared to the previous season.

Cruise visitors also grew significantly, up 3.3%, with almost 57,500 arrivals.

FIGAS carried 10% more leisure passengers than in the previous season, room occupancy was up in both serviced and self-catering accommodation, and 70,000 visitors passed through the Jetty Visitor Centre – nearly enough to fill Wembley Stadium!

Executive Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board, Stephanie Middleton, said: “Our key markets performed well, with overnight leisure arrivals from the UK increasing by 17%, and there was also strong growth from Germany and France.”

Both air routes to the Falklands experienced a significant rise in visitors, with leisure arrivals on LATAM increasing by 21% and arrivals on the air bridge up by 44%.

“We are also delighted to have such a strong cruise season, with the key area of growth being arrivals on expedition vessels, increasing by 17%. We expect this trend to continue and possibly strengthen over the next 2-3 seasons.

In camp, West Point was the most popular cruise destination by some margin, and the USA is the largest generating market for cruise visitors, with over 19,000 last season followed by the UK with almost 8,000.

Despite much talk of the Chinese market, it still remains small at around 1,500 visitors, however it is growing.” (Penguin News)

Categories: Tourism, Falkland Islands.

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  • teaberry2

    Jonny not afraid..was just wondering how many come into the Islands as tourists as it all money for the hotels/shops etc..

    May 25th, 2018 - 07:20 pm +1
  • DemonTree

    @Voice
    Ex-luftwaffe pilots would be more to the point, but I doubt there's many left.

    May 26th, 2018 - 06:10 pm +1
  • teaberry2

    Question is... the tourists on the Latam flight how many are ex soldiers from Argentina...?

    May 25th, 2018 - 09:09 am 0
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