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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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AECO develops guidelines for two new landing sites in Western Svalbard

This week, experts are conducting inspections of Fuglehuken and Sallyhamna, two sites in Svalbard that are expected to receive an increasing number of cruise tourists. The purpose of the inspection is to develop guidelines that allow tourists to visit the sites without disturbing their unique nature and cultural remains.




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AECO to present the program for this year’s Annual Arctic Cruise Conference in Oslo

AECO’s Annual Cruise Conference has gathered the international Arctic expedition cruise industry, government officials and other stakeholder connected to Arctic cruise tourism every year since 2003. This year the conference will take place October 12 in Oslo.




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Arctic Cruise Industry and Rescuers Participate In Joint Search and Rescue Exercise

An expeditionary cruise vessel with 300 persons on board has sustained an engine room fire close to the coast of remote Jan Mayen in the Arctic Ocean. Drifting towards the shore, the ship hits a rock and begins taking on water, then settles on the seabed and is in danger of capsizing.




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Polar Tour Operators Hold First Antarctic/Arctic Field Guide Conference

The poles are combining forces in Toronto next week at a unique conference for polar field staff organized by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) in collaboration with its sister organization in the Arctic, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).




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Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), receive funding to develop more Wildlife Guidelines

At a board meeting held in Longyearbyen on April 24th Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund decided to grant Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) 160.000 NOK (approximately 20.000 USD) to develop more Wildlife Guidelines – one of AECO’s many tools to support sustainable tourism in the Arctic.




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Enhancing safe navigation in Polar waters

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the Int. Association for Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), in cooperation with Lindblad Expeditions, have found a way for cruise operators to share years of depth soundings from the Arctic and Antarctica.




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Arctic Expedition Leader Conference in Copenhagen

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has announced that approximately 40 Arctic expedition leaders will meet in Copenhagen in Oct. 17 and 18 to discuss how to conduct sustainable expedition cruising in the Arctic. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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