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Falklands at the Bird Fair with record attendance and “flawless performance”

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 19:27 UTC
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The Falklands' stand at the Bird Fair always busy The Falklands' stand at the Bird Fair always busy
Falklands were announced as sponsor over the audio systems during the three days  Falklands were announced as sponsor over the audio systems during the three days

The Falkland Islands were one of the main sponsors for the second year in a row of the recently completed annual Bird Fair event at the Rutland Wildlife Reserve, which had a better than expected attendance, and according to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board “went off flawlessly”.

The Tourist Board is the main sponsor of the Events Marquee, where all of the major speaking engagements and presentations are given.

“We were exceptionally pleased with the way the Islands were promoted this year at the event. The team at Rutland Wildlife Reserve really looked after us and ensured our promotions were a huge success. The Events Marquee was set up in the centre of the event, and was basically the centre stage”, said FITB Managing Director Tony Mason.

The marquee included five large plasma screens with FITB’s logo on at all times while the speakers and events were taking place. While there were breaks in the schedule between each speaker, the Tourist Board’s newest promotional DVD played on the screens.

The Falkland Islands was announced as sponsor over the audio systems during the three days, before each event took place keeping the Islands’ on everyone’s mind.

Martin and Jane Beaton from Weddell Island joined Mr. Mason and assisted with FITB’s promotions. Falkland Island Holidays under the direction of Jenny Luxton and Falkland Islands Conservation were also present which gave the Islands an impressive attendance of Islanders.

A proper Falkland Islands smoko was held during the event as well.

Around 20,000 birders and wildlife enthusiasts attended Bird-Fair.


Categories: Tourism, Falkland Islands.

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  • Think

    Well, well, well.......

    Them birds in Malvinas will certainly survive the Bursting South Seas Oil Bubble...

    What did I write about said South Seas Oil Bubble a couple of years ago?...:
    ”13 Think Jul 16th, 2012
    Think is HAPPY.....… :-)))
    This ”MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE” is finally bursting.
    The ”DUST” hasn’t even begin to settle.
    And the ”CITY” is already talking badly about the F**klands Oil Adventure.
    BOR down 71.08% to 18 pennies
    RKH down 12.56% to 222.75 pennies
    FOGL down 7.83% to 79.50 pennies
    Chuckle chuckle©”

    What does Think write today?...:
    BOR...............: 9.35 pennies
    RKH...............: 75.00 pennies
    FOGL.............: 26.25 pennies
    ........................+Oil price down to 81.84$
    Chuckle chuckle©

    Oct 14th, 2014 - 08:43 pm 0
  • paulcedron

    so a bird fair, uh?
    no doubts one of the most exciting shows in the world.

    free those birds you tw@ts.

    Oct 14th, 2014 - 09:04 pm 0
  • HansNiesund

    I wonder did anybody think to invite renowned bird watcher Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner?

    Oct 14th, 2014 - 09:39 pm 0
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