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Tag: Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB)

  • Friday, June 29th 2018 - 04:49 UTC

    Falklands achieve top marks with TripAdvisor satisfaction rating

    FITB undertakes an assessment of the ratings of accommodations, attractions, pubs, restaurants and tours on TripAdvisor

    The Falklands has achieved a satisfaction rating of 8.9 out of 10 on travel-based social media site TripAdvisor, up from 8.8 last year, according to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB).

  • Friday, May 25th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

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

    “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%”

    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.

  • Sunday, May 13th 2018 - 13:43 UTC

    Falklands attended the IAATO annual conference in United States

    Steph Middleton is Executive Director of Falklands Tourist Board; Carl Sudder is Tourism Coordinator at Sulivan Shipping and Chair of Falklands Travel Assoc.

    Falkland Islands tourism ambassadors Steph Middleton and Carli Sudder are returning from the United States after attending this year’s International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) conference in Newport, Rhode Island. Steph Middleton is Executive Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board, while Carl Sudder is Tourism Coordinator at Sulivan Shipping and Chair of the Falklands Travel Association.

  • Friday, April 13th 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    Falklands tourism operators agree 2017/18 was a successful cruise season

    The Falklands' season ended on April 7 with total visitor arrivals for the season at 57,496. Visitors arriving on expedition ships totaled 13,686, up 17%

    Visitor arrivals to the Falkland Islands were up 3.1% compared to the previous tourist season, confirmed Executive Director of the Tourist Board Stephanie Middleton to Penguin News. The Falklands' season ended on April 7 with total visitor arrivals for the season at 57,496. Ms Middleton outlined how, as with last season, it was the expedition vessels that mainly contributed to the hike in numbers.

  • Friday, December 1st 2017 - 07:38 UTC

    Falklands expecting a “pretty good” 2017/2018 cruise season

    Silver Cloud had to cancel her planned visit last visit due to mechanical problems. However she will be coming to the Falklands on two occasions

    Despite the cancellation of two planned ship visits in November, Falkland Islands agencies are optimistic about the prospects for the 2017/18 cruise season. Carli Sudder of Sulivan Shipping Ltd told Penguin News she thought the season was looking “pretty good” with some new ships like Silver Muse (capacity 590) and the return of others like Island Sky (capacity 114).

  • Saturday, September 30th 2017 - 19:20 UTC

    Falklands promotes investment in the tourist cruise sector

    The Falklands receives some 56.000 cruise visitors during the summer season extending from October to April

    In response to calls from the Falklands cruise sector the Falkland Islands Tourism Board (FITB) has launched a new grant scheme to encourage investment in the cruise sector. Executive Director of FITB Stephanie Middleton said “Cruise operators tell us that they are keen to see more options for visitors when coming on shore.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 19:57 UTC

    Argentine embassy disappointed with Falklands stand at the Prado show

    The Falklands stand promoting tourism, trade and links at the Great Britain pavilion

    The Argentine embassy met with officials from the Uruguayan Rural Association, ARU, to express their disappointment since the Falkland Islands have a stand at the Great Britain pavilion in the Prado agro-industry show in Montevideo, according to a report from Television Nacional, which belongs to the Uruguayan government media complex.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2017 - 09:07 UTC

    Falklands' Tourist Board focuses on digital marketing strategy

    “So far, FITB has been mainly focusing on Facebook Ads and Google Ads. These two work very differently” revealed Stephanie Middleton

    The current focus of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board's digital marketing strategy is social media marketing using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, confirmed Executive Director Stephanie Middleton. The Board has turned to the popular sites in order to raise awareness of the Falklands and in turn increase the number of visitors in the new website.

  • Friday, June 30th 2017 - 03:22 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Tourists spending more shows survey

    Arrivals figures were almost identical to the previous season, with over 55,000 cruise visitors and just over 1,400 land based leisure tourists.

    Visitor expenditure in the Falklands increased from both land-based tourists and cruise passengers last season. With all the figures from Immigration now in, and the cruise and air surveys analysed, the Tourist Board has a good picture of how last season performed they told Penguin News.

  • Friday, June 9th 2017 - 22:09 UTC

    Falklands' increase in landing fee will help fund the Museum & National Trust

    The initiative will help support the long term development of the Museum & National Trust activities in partnership with the local tourism industry.

    The Falkland Islands government, FIG, has announced that as from the 1st July 2018, the landing fee for tourists arriving in Stanley shall increase from £21 to £25. The fee for those arriving into other destinations in the Islands shall remain at £7.50.

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