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The Faroe Islands launch virtual tourism site

The Faroe Islands have launched their own virtual tourism centre.

The tourism handle of the archipelago - which is part of the Kingdom of Denmark and is a set of 18 islands nestled between Iceland and Norway - have launched a brand new virtual tourism aid, to encourage travellers to visit them when the coronavirus lockdown has eased.

Guðrið Højgaard, director of Visit Faroe Islands, said: "We have been blown away by the global response to Remote Tourism, which has demonstrated just how much our beautiful and unspoilt environment appeals to a broad range of people from all corners of the world.Faroe Islands remotely Controlled Local Tour Guide. The tool has not only provided that necessary escape for those self-isolating at home, but also a good dose of fun, which so many have been craving. We have loved watching how people haven't held back when 'taking control' - our guides have certainly been put through their paces and kept fit."

Most of the traffic for the Faroe Islands Remote Tourism site is coming from the USA with 54,983 visits, with Russia (38,830 visits), Italy (19,360 visits), Ukraine (15,597 visits) and UK (12,385 visits) also recording high numbers.

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