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St Helena Marine Tourism Values 2019

Marine Overseas Territories Biodiversity Capital Ecosystem services Ecotourism Species St. Helena


Tourism is the key driver for economic development on St Helena, which has included the building of a runway and airport funded by the UK Government. There has been a steady increase in tourist numbers to around 3,000 visitors per year, including those visiting friends and family,3 since commercial flights commenced towards the end of 2017. As knowledge of how unique the experience of snorkelling with St Helena’s whale sharks has spread, St Helena Tourism has capitalised on this by featuring the experience prominently in marketing literature and promotional items, including whale shark USB sticks which are given out at events. Demand is growing and this will need to be managed carefully.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·05·01

Smith, N., Drew, J., and Andrews, K., Stevens, N. (2019) St Helena Marine Tourism Values.

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Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access Open access

Use constraints Open, cite source of data

Metadata date 2019·08·20

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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