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7 Wonders of St Helena – Jacob’s Ladder, St Helena’s number 1 choice

Receiving the most votes during the 2018 7 Wonders campaign, it’s clear to see that Jacob’s Ladder is beloved by islanders. Today the ladder is an iconic landmark. It is used by islanders and visitors alike and is a ‘must do’ when visiting St Helena, whether for 1 step or 699. The history of Jacob’s <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/7-wonders-of-st-helena-jacobs-ladder/">Read More</a>

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Meeting with Wanderlust at WTM 17

St Helena at World Travel Market 2017

This week saw a delegation from St Helena fly from the island for the very first time to attend World Travel Market (WTM), London’s global travel industry event (6-8 November). The tourism promotional roadshow team included recently appointed Director of Tourism, Helena Bennett, Chair of the Tourism Sub Committee, Giselle Richards, Tourism Officer, Melissa Fowler, <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-at-world-travel-market-2017/">Read More</a>

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First passengers arrive St Helena credit St Helena Government

First commercial flight touches down at St Helena

The touchdown of the inaugural commercial flight on Saturday, 14 October 2017 marked a historic day for St Helena Island. The arrival of the SA Airlink aircraft was celebrated with the flying of both the St Helena and the South African flags from the cockpit windows following the successful landing, and a water cannon arch <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/first-commercial-flight-touches-down-at-st-helena/">Read More</a>

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Helena Bennett diving on St Helena

Helena Bennett appointed Director of Tourism

Helena Bennett has been appointed as the new Director of Tourism following the departure of Christopher Pickard.  As only the second ever St Helenian to hold the title and just weeks before the first commercial flight to the island, Helena begins her new venture at a crucial time in St Helena’s history. We sat down <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/helena-bennett-appointed-director-tourism/">Read More</a>

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Wellington House

Name of Property: Wellington House Address: Main Street: Jamestown Proprietor: Mrs Ivy Robinson   Tel: (00290) 22529 Email for Reservations: wellingtonhouse@helanta.co.sh Website Address: No Credit Card: No facilities Accommodation  Type: Guest House No of Rooms: 6 bedrooms (1 double and 5 twin) Bathroom located on top floor. Costs: Double Occupancy £50.00 per night per person and <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/wellington-guest-house/">Read More</a>

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The differences between London and St Helena: Now that’s a contrast!

Comparing where you live with the destination you are visiting adds enormously to the joy of travelling. The bigger the contrast between the two, the more pleasure you get. Conversely, arriving somewhere that seems to be pretty similar to where you live leaves one feeling a little flat and, well, cheated. One of the biggest contrasts that a <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/the-differences-between-london-and-st-helena-now-thats-a-contrast/">Read More</a>

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Building an Airport – Dry Gut Fill and Airport Buildings

Building an airport in any location is a complicated business. Building an airport on St Helena, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, is a task of mammoth proportions. We follow the progress of the project with great anticipation. Dry Gut Fill Recently a very significant milestone in the construction process was <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/building-an-airport-dry-gut-fill-and-airport-buildings/">Read More</a>

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