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Falkland Islands - Understanding the Value of Land-based Tourists 2019

Marine Overseas Territories Ecosystem services Ecotourism Natural assets Natural capital Services Social capital Falkland Islands


Tourism has become an important part of the Falkland Islands’ economy which accounted for 4.3% of its GDP in 2016, an increase from 3.6% in 2014. Government statistics follow United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) definitions and categorise visitors into leisure, visiting friends and relatives (VFR), business and transit. The 2017 Annual Tourism Report shows that there were 57,496 cruise visitors and 1,884 land-based leisure tourists for the 2017/18 season, both up on the previous year. Cruise ship passengers spent an average of £56.41 whilst on the Islands, amounting to an expenditure of £3.2 million.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·02·01

Smith, N. 2019. Understanding the value of land based tourists in the Falkland Islands.

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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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