World Tourism Day – it’s all about community development
World Tourism Day’s theme this year was Tourism and Community Development, and with that in mind St Helena had a fun filled month with two main activities underwriting the theme: the first Mountain Bike race, which took place on a track built by Saints. Also, a prize-giving as a result of the photography competition “Saints at Work and at Play” (on the 27th September).
At the prize giving ceremony, Dr Niall O’Keeffe, the Chief Executive for Economic Development of Enterprise St Helena, highlighted the importance of tourism to a destination, the global contribution to the economy that tourism delivers and how miniscule in the global context, the expectation for St Helena is, post airport opening.
The judges had a tough time determining the winning entries and were all in agreement that the quality of the photographs was high.
Prize winners were:
- Adult Class: 1st David Higgins, 2nd Paul Tyson and 3rd Ceri Sansom
- 12-15yrs: 1st Tiffany Herne, 2nd Shelby Bargo and 3rd Jacob Bowers
- 8-11yrs: 1st Nesta Yon, 2nd Cerys Joshua and 3rd Luke Bowers
- Under 8yrs: 1st Jodie Thomas
Highly Commended: Richard Moors, Ceri Sansom, David Higgins, Pilling teachers, Steve Evans and Noleen Herne.