Friday, October 26, 2007

Very positive news

I found this online, it's about a survey, made by National Geographic Traveler'+of+Unspoiled+Island+Vacations

i.e. it says:

a recent survey done by National Geographic Traveler and their island experts has attempted to rate 111 popular island destinations according to their sustainability and the impact that tourism has already had on them.

They decided that islands with not-so-fantastic beaches and cloudy weather are doing the best at the moment: places like Scotland's Shetland Islands and Denmark's Faroe Islands rate in the top five. Experts were asked to name islands that are "authentic, unspoiled, and likely to remain so." Only the Faroe Islands fit that bill. But in the next category of islands--those that are almost unspoiled but just have minor difficulties--some great destinations pop up: Australia's Kangaroo Island and Tasmania, Dominica, the Grenadines, Molokai in Hawaii, Santa Catalina in California and France's Corsica.

Here's the list itself:


Ogie said...

So what are your thoughts. I am proud but will the increase in people that come to visit change the Faroe Islands?? The appeal to the Faroes is in part that some things have not changed for generations.

Faroe-Man said...

I think we have many special things here to enrichen peoples lives with. But the infrastructure to the world outside the Faroes, isn't up to speed. With the current in&out traffic, we are only going to get a limited amount of tourists.

I do not think the islands will loose the core and soul of the place, if we get more tourists.

Faroe-Man said...

Even Bill Clinton talked about tourists when he was here.

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