With the end of the Covid 19 pandemic (hopefully) one of the pillars of the Falkland Islands economy is preparing for a return of tourists and visitors, and a successful cruise season.
The Falkland Islands Tourist Board has released its July newsletter in which it gives an update of what everybody is expecting to be a great summer season after a hiatus of two years because of the pandemic.
The 2022-23 tourist season is “looking good,” says Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) Executive Director Stephanie Middleton, as cruise ships with passenger numbers upwards of a thousand are expected to return to the Falkland Islands for the first time in three years.
As the tourism industry rebuilds following the COVID-19 pandemic, very high standards of health and hygiene are expected to be adopted by all tourism businesses around the world.
Adventurer and mountaineer Alan Hinkes is tackling one of his most tricky challenges to date: persuading people that the South Atlantic Falkland Islands are a must-see holiday destination.
The elected government of the Falkland Islands announced that a new era has opened Islands with the inaugural Second Flight from São Paulo, Brazil, touching down this Wednesday afternoon at Mount Pleasant Airport.
The Falklands' Planning and Building Committee has approved an application to move the iconic ‘Welcome to the Falkland Islands’ sign, despite the Planning Officer’s recommendation that it be refused. Falkland Islands Tourist Board made the application, citing safety concerns over tourists stopping on the pontoon to take photographs of the sign. It will be moved to the public jetty, rotating through 90 degrees.
Waddling up the beach in single file, their heads held high with an almost self-important demeanor, king penguins are a major draw in the Falkland Islands' tourism industry. Their fluffy brown chicks are nearly fearless of humans, meaning tourists at Volunteer Point, a peninsula on East Falkland Island might get almost close enough to touch one.
The Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) has released its annual tourism statistics for 2018, which shows the tourism industry broke several records all in one year.
Representatives from all sectors of the Falkland Islands tourism industry met at Government House on Wednesday evening for the annual presentation of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) awards and to celebrate a cruise ship season which brought 62,505 passengers to the islands.