Falklands Stopover for British icon Michael Palin

COMEDIAN, actor, writer and television presenter and a thoroughly nice chap, Michael Palin, has many faces, but in the Falklands this week he was in research mode, investigating the journeys of two ships that happened to pass through the Falklands in 1842.

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FITB will be promoted despite cut to UK post

THE Falkland Islands Tourist Board has given an assurance that the Falklands will still be promoted internationally despite the cutting of the post of  Director, International Communications.  

Penguin News contacted the Tourist Board following the submission of a letter to the paper from the Managing Director of Wildfoot Travel Simon Rowland in Cheshire expressing serious concern at the news.

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Falkland Islander Debs is new Cruise New Zealand new Chair

FALKLAND Islander Debbie Summers was this week voted in as Chair of  Cruise New Zealand, the leading voice for the country’s cruise sector.

Currently Executive Director of ID New Zealand Destination Management, Debbie left the Falklands nine years ago having progressed the Islands’ cruise ship industry as Tourism Manager for Sulivan Shipping Ltd.

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New look Waterfront Hotel

THE Waterfront Hotel is about to undertake major refurbishment works, proprietor Alex Olmedo told Penguin News.

It will become a, “unique, high-end boutique accommodation option in Stanley,”  he explained.

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Falklands promoted at Experience Latin America

JENNY Luxton and Michelle Pepper from Falkland Islands Holidays attended Experience Latin America in London earlier this month.

Falkland Islands Holidays had back to back meetings with an average of eleven scheduled meetings per day, explained Jenny, however more unscheduled meetings were held at coffee breaks and over lunch as well as the networking events in the evening.  

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