Falkland Islands lawmaker MLA Mark Pollard this week said that the coming tourist season is likely to be, “very tough, and a very late one if there is one at all.” However MLA Pollard emphasized that he was expressing his own opinion, and described any expectation that the cruise ship season will start as normal in October as fanciful.
“There’s a school of thought that we should be saying more now about whether there is going to be a tourist season or not, but the simple fact that, in terms of cruise ships, there’s a huge amount of cruise ships sitting off the US waiting to repatriate all their staff.
To think that they will be coming here for the start of the season seems, I think, a bit fanciful”, said MLA Pollard responsible for the Trade, Industry and Employment portfolio.
“And even if they could get here for the start of the season they have to try and get people onto the boat via South America and all the borders are shut, flights aren’t running. We’ve got our borders shut, our flights aren’t running. So we really don’t know what’s going to happen there,” he said.