SUGGESTIONS that an attempt had been made by FIG to dissolve the Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB ) in its present form and bring it back into the Public Sector were squashed this week by MLA Mike Summers when contacted by Penguin News on Tuesday.
MLA Summers recently acquired the tourism portfolio and consequently the position of Chairman of FITB
In answer to rumours circulating in Stanley and raised at a recent public meeting by the Penguin News Editor, Mr Summers affirms, "It is wholly incorrect to say that the meetings were unconnected with FITB. It was fully involved in the meetings, and remains an integral part of the tourism management structure. It is equally incorrect to suggest there was some kind of institutional attempt to hijack tourism into the public sector. The meetings considered various alternatives to find the best solution for the industry, with no pre-conceived outcomes. All involved were open minded and constructive."
Full details outlined in Friday's Penguin News