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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).

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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.

Overall winner

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.

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