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“The Falkland Islands are a unique tourist destination, home to an unparalleled number of sea birds, marine mammals and numerous penguin colonies in this extraordinarily pristine wilderness. In spite of being hard to reach, tourism in the Falklands is on the rise and many choose to include the Islands on their ‘bucket lists’ for the uniqueness of the tourism experience. And it seems the word is out – visitors from other source markets beyond the traditional UK market are increasingly making the long journey to this unusual British outpost in the remote South Atlantic.”
– Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • How does tourism contribute to the economy in the Falkland Islands?
  • Where do leisure tourists come from and how do they get there?
  • How do they get around and where do they stay?
  • What does the future for tourism look like for this remote British outpost?

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Falkland Islands: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

              • Tourism and the Economy

                    • Figure 1: International tourist expenditure, 2016-18
                    • Figure 2: International tourist expenditure by purpose of visit, 2018
                    • Figure 3: International tourist expenditure per person, per night, 2018
                    • Figure 4: Domestic tourism expenditure, 2015-18
                • Arrivals

                  • International
                    • Figure 5: International tourist arrivals, 2014-18
                    • Figure 6: Top source markets for leisure tourists to the Falkland Islands, 2014-18
                  • Domestic
                    • Figure 7: Domestic tourism trips & nights, 2015-18
                • Market Characteristics

                  • International
                    • Purpose of visit
                      • Figure 8: International tourist arrivals by purpose of visit, 2014-18
                    • Seasonality
                      • Figure 8: International tourist arrivals by month, 2014-18
                    • Length of stay
                      • Figure 9: Average length of stay by leisure tourists, 2014-18
                    • Domestic
                      • Purpose of visit
                        • Seasonality
                          • Length of stay
                          • Transport

                            • Air
                              • Figure 10: International leisure arrivals by mode of transport, 2014-18
                              • Figure 11: International leisure arrivals on LATAM by source market, 2018
                            • Road
                              • Rail
                                • Sea
                                  • Figure 12: Cruise arrivals by season, 2014/15-2018/19
                                  • Figure 13: Cruise arrivals by source market, 2018/19
                                  • Figure 14: All cruise-ship arrivals at outer islands, 2018/19
                              • Accommodation

                                  • Figure 15: Tourist accommodation stock in the Falkland Islands, 2016-19
                              • Tourism News

                                • Proactive strategy drives tourism growth
                                  • Boutique-hotel collection in pipeline
                                  • What Next?

                                    • Additional weekly flight set to improve accessibility
                                      • Forecasts
                                        • Figure 16: Forecasts for leisure & all tourism to the Falkland Islands, 2018-25

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