New Falklands terminal in two and a half years

THE air terminal at Mount Pleasant is likely to be subject to civilianisation in approximately nine months, and be rebuilt, or extended or refurbished in two and a half years, stated the Chief Executive Barry Rowland at the public meeting on Monday.

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Expedition ships to Falklands increase in number

THE 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.
Final statistics supplied to Falkland Islands Tourist Board by Customs and Immigration show that 89% (49,000) of these were travelling on large cruise vessels, with the remaining 6,000 visiting on expedition ships. 

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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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