St Helena press release

Read the press release for the new edition of our St Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha guidebook. 

Written by Hugh Collins


Contact: Hugh Collins  Tel +44 (0)1753 480630

Release: September 2015

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In the 200 years since Napoleon’s exile there following his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, the remote outpost of St Helena has remained firmly off the trodden tourist trail. Yet next year, with the completion of a new international airport, for the first time travellers will be able to reach the island by air, rather than on a week-long ship, and the territory’s pristine dive sites,challenging walks and endemic wildlife will be showcased to a new audience. 
Now into its third edition, Bradt’s St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha guide remains the only comprehensive guidebook to the islands on the market. The new edition contains expanded information on the activities accessible to visitors, including diving, fishing and hiking, and also includes a suggested ’24 hours in Cape Town’, perfect for travellers taking advantage of the new international flights. 

Tricia Hayne is an experienced guidebook author and a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. As editorial director of Bradt Travel Guides until 2006, she was responsible for commissioning the first edition of this guide, starting a long fascination with the islands. She is particularly interested in hiking and watersports, and her articles have appeared in publications ranging from The Independent on Sunday to Travel Africa. Original author Susan Britt-Gallagher grew up in the northeast of the USA. After completing her education, she travelled across North America, Europe and northern Africa. Thousands of bus, train and cargo-ship miles later, she settled down in Switzerland. From November 1997 to January 1998, Sue, her husband and their young daughters spent three amazing months ‘living’ on St Helena. 

To request a review copy or to arrange an author interview please contact Hugh Collins

Tel +44 (0)1753 480630
Title: St Helena. Ascension. Tristan Da Cunha
Authors: Susan Britt-Gallagher & Tricia Hayne
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Publication: October 2015

Price: £15.99
ISBN: 9781841629391