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Montevideo, December 14th 2017 - 19:00 UTC

Tag: Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB)

  • 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.

  • Friday, May 5th 2017 - 06:57 UTC

    Falklands' cruise season totaled 55.633; expedition ships market expands 17.2%

    Two thirds of all passengers arrived on just three vessels, the Zaandam, Crown Princess, and Norwegian Sun.

    The Falkland Islands cruise season came to a close last month with 55,633 passenger arrivals visiting the Islands, only slightly fewer than the 56,476 who visited the previous season, reports this week's edition of Penguin News.

  • Saturday, April 15th 2017 - 09:47 UTC

    Falklands review tourist season and discuss shortcomings and improvements

    Mrs. Middleton opened the session by giving updates on a few issues that had come up in the last year

    Falkland Islands Tourist Board chairman Mike Rendell and Interim CEO Steph Middleton welcomed a large group of interested parties to the Chamber of Commerce last week for an informal end of tourist season ‘washup.’ Topics raised ranged from perennial issues such as easy access to the Totem Pole for tourists, to newer developments such as what to do with the new jetty.

  • Friday, March 31st 2017 - 07:59 UTC

    Falklands Tourist Board launches new website

    “This website is our window to the world and we want to show the Falklands off in the best light”, said acting CEO of FITA, Stephanie Middleton (Pic FITB)

    The Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) launched its new website earlier this week. Acting CEO of FITB Stephanie Middleton said: ”We are delighted to finally launch this site. It is driven by a detailed database of accommodation, restaurants, shops, attractions and events, which allows us to make changes and keep it fresh on a regular basis.