Tourism and the Tristan da Cunha Economy
Visiting tourists contribute to Tristan da Cunha's economy through landing and accommodation fees, and the purchase of local products.


Tristan da Cunha's isolation in the middle of the South Atlantic and the uncertainty of landing make it difficult for tourists to visit. Yet despite this, and often because of it, it is one destination that tourists would dearly love to visit. Those tourists who do make to the islands contribute to the economy through:

  • Landing fees
  • Accommodation fees
  • Excursion fees, including payments for local guides
  • Purchasing local stamps, handicrafts and souvenirs
  • Purchasing refreshments at Café da Cunha and the Albatross Bar

Please see the Visits Section for information for tourists and visitors, and Visit News for reports on tourist activities during recents visits.