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Tourism Expects Brighter Future After Challenging Year

With the global tourism outlook improving, overall tourist arrivals in the Falklands are forecast to increase by 17% in 2010.  New research unveiled by the Tourist Board this week highlights what a challenging year for Falkland Islands tourism 2009 has been. However, despite the disappointing results, inbound tourist arrivals to the Falklands are expected to increase by over 17% in 2010, with 4,950 overnight tourists anticipated to visit the islands, spending almost £2.7 million. The latter part of 2009 (October “ December) demonstrated positive signs of recovery with leisure tourism arrivals in 2009 exceeding numbers for the same period in 2008. This came as the international marketplace regained optimism with consumer confidence returning.

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