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Tristan da Cunha tourism assessment 2019


This report provides an assessment of the potential for tourism on Tristan da Cunha. It was commissioned by the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) and undertaken by Acorn Tourism Consulting Limited (Acorn) and Head of Tourism on Tristan da Cunha, Dawn Repetto.

Tristan da Cunha’s remoteness is both an attraction and a barrier to tourism growth. The lack of air access obviously makes visiting the destination challenging, however, the availability of berths on the regular shipping schedule is also highly limited. Demand for tourism in Tristan da Cunha is primarily driven by two key products: Adventure in a Remote Island Destination and Bird Watching. Both these products offer unique selling points for the destination, and allow it to compete effectively with other destinations around the world.

This study was undertaken as part of a programme of Natural Capital Assessments (NCAs) in the UK's South Atlantic Overseas Territories implemented by JNCC and conducted by SAERI. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK Government through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the work sits under the Environmental Resilience programme which includes objectives to integrate natural capital considerations into economic and social development planning.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·02·01

Repetto, D. Smith, N. 2019. Tristan da Cunha tourism assessment. Natural Capital in the UK’s Overseas Territories Report Series – Supplementary Report (South Atlantic Region).  Contracted report to JNCC.

Contracted report to JNCC as part of the 'Natural Capital in the Caribbean and South Atlantic Overseas Territories: Valuation, Vulnerability and Monitoring Change' project.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Open, cite source of data

Metadata date 2021·01·18

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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