Tagged: Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)

Sisimiut launches Community Specific Guidelines



AECO (Logo)Sisimiut has become the first Greenlandic town to launch its own Community Specific Guidelines. The guidelines instruct tourists on how to be considerate visitors and were developed using a template created by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and partners.

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Cruise industry cooperation highlighted in Arctic search and rescue event



AECO (Logo)This week, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) published the report their most recent search and rescue (SAR) tabletop exercise. The report concludes that cruise ships can make valuable contribution to search and rescue in the Arctic.

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Longyearbyen, Svalbard, launches first community specific tourism guidelines




This month, Longyearbyen became the first Arctic town to launch its own community specific guidelines. The guidelines instruct tourists on how to be considerate visitors and were developed using a template created by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and partners.

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AECO hires environmental agent: Sarah Auffret will help combat marine plastic pollution



AECO (Logo)The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has hired an environmental agent who will be to lead AECO’s efforts drastically cut back on single-use plastics on Arctic expedition cruise vessels, as well as enhance cruise passengers’ involvement in regular beach cleanups.

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AECO to combat marine plastic litter



AECO (Logo)Armed with NOK 2.43 million in funding, UN backing and thousands of volunteers, AECO is taking on one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time: marine plastic pollution. As part of the UN Environment Clean Seas campaign, AECO will work to drastically cut back on single-use plastics on Arctic expedition cruise vessels, as well as enhance cruise passengers’ involvement in regular beach cleanups.

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New Wildlife Guidelines from the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)



Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is a major attraction for travelers visiting the Arctic. New Wildlife Guidelines from the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) aim to help nature lovers enjoy the Arctic fauna safely and without disturbing the birds and animals that they are admiring.

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AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference examines growth, challenges and opportunities




Glaciers, ice-filled waters and polar bears are some of the sights that draw tourists to the Arctic. (Photo: Frigg Jørgensen, AECO)

Arctic expedition cruising is more popular than ever. New vessels, technology, operators and customer groups will shape the sector’s development in the years to come. This week, major operators and other stakeholders gather in Oslo to discuss how the industry should manage growth.

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