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Lord Ashcroft: More woe for St Helena. New figures reveal that its airport has failed to bring an influx of visitors

4 monthes ago   |   By Conservative Home


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The number of visitors to St Helena, the remote British Overseas Territory in the middle of the South Atlantic, remains worryingly low, despite widespread hopes that the island's new airport would bring economic prosperity. Newly-released figures have revealed that, during the first six months of 2019, there were only 2,807 “passenger arrivals” to the island compared with 2,034 in the first six months of 2014.
This indicates that the island's new...
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