Welcome to the world - our reports from remote St Helena

St Helena has been in splendid isolation since it was first discovered by Portuguese explorers in 1502. Surrounded by thousands of miles of empty ocean, its remoteness and isolation have always been key to its character.

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Future of remote British island, St Helena, depends on tourism

Until now anyone wanting to visit the remote island of St Helena would have to set aside at least three weeks because they'd have to make the journey by sea.

Now that the Island is finally getting an airport, travelling there will be much easier.

Many say the very future of St Helena depends on attracting more tourists, and so boosting the economy.

Richard Jones reports from St Helena as it prepares to welcome the world.

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