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Tourist arrivals to the Falklands expected to increase 14.6% by end of 2012

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012 - 20:46 UTC
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A busy day with cruise visitors in sunny Stanley A busy day with cruise visitors in sunny Stanley

Tourist arrivals to the Falkland Islands are expected to increase by 14.6% in 2012 with a significant 28% increase in the number of leisure visitors, mainly driven by the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands war according to the September Falklands Forecast from the Falkland Islands Tourist Board.

In total 7.616 overnight tourists are expected to visit the Islands in 2012 spending around £6.3 million.

Cruise passenger arrivals are forecast to remain unchanged in the 2012/13 season, totalling around 35.000 day visitors. However, the sector is highly vulnerable to the weather, with almost 10.000 passenger arrivals lost in 2011/12 season due to cruise cancellations. Expenditure by cruise visitors is expected to total over £1.8 million over the season.

Domestic tourism is forecast to grow in 2012, albeit at a moderate rate of 3.5% and will generate 14.300 trips and £1.25 million in expenditure.

Overall, visitor arrivals in 2012 by inbound overnight tourists, cruise passengers and domestic tourists are expected to total over 57.000, spending over £9.3 million. (PN)

Categories: Tourism, Falkland Islands.

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  • briton

    That’s the way to do it,
    More tourists,
    , more money
    More wealth,
    More status,
    More popular,
    Less Argentina
    Less dependent on them,
    Don’t need them
    Don’t want them
    Won’t miss them.


    Oct 23rd, 2012 - 09:22 pm 0
  • Islas Malvinas

    Good news “domestic tourism” is also growing.
    It means more argentines are visiting our islands.

    Oct 23rd, 2012 - 10:37 pm 0
  • WestisBest


    Indeed you can visit, just like any other tourists. Remember your passport though eh...even Argentinians need one when travelling outside their own country.

    Oct 23rd, 2012 - 10:51 pm 0
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