The Government of St Helena has appointed a new Sales and Marketing Director to promote the remote South Atlantic Island to the British market. Janet Shankland told Travel Daily the destination was ideal for adventure and expedition tourists as it is accessible only by sea. “The RMS St Helena [a Royal Mail ship] departs twice annually from the UK and regularly from Cape Town,” she explained. “For travellers on the vessel the journey is part of the adventure as the ship is small and intimate unlike the large entertainment focused cruise ships.” She added that specialist tour operators and cruises do visit the island due to its unique geography and history. “It’s a very interesting destination for geologists and nature enthusiasts. There’s a range of indigenous plant and bird life on the island as well as two inactive volcanoes.” While the island is located in the South Atlantic and has a warm tropical climate it is unaffected by Malaria and other diseases prevalent in Africa and South America.