Tagged: Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)

The Greenlandic communities of Maniitsoq and Kangerlussuaq launch tourist guidelines

AECO (Logo)The Greenlandic communities of Maniitsoq and Kangerlussuaq offer unique experiences to travelers. The two communities have now developed “Community Specific Guidelines” to help visitors understand how they can make the most of their stay while being considerate guests. (more…)

New report encourages research to support Arctic tourism management

AECO (Logo)Arctic tourism stakeholders have contributed to a report that outlines knowledge gaps and research needed to support responsible tourism management in the Arctic. The goal is to encourage researchers to undertake research that can inform decision-makers, local communities and operators in a time of increased interest in Arctic tourism. (more…)

Regulating the booming Arctic cruise industry is proving frustratingly difficult

For wealthy boomers with cash to splash, luxury doesn’t necessarily look like poolside mojitos or glistening golden sands. Instead, it might involve a boat hardened against the ice, traversing the fragile wilds of the Arctic, with the chance to encounter the cliff-face of climate change from the comfort of a five-star suite. (qz.com)

Lufttransport, AECO and the Governor of Svalbard launch heli-rescue training video

Helirescue training video by AECO, Lufttransport and Governor of Svalbard

The Arctic expedition cruise industry and search and rescue responders are collaborating to enhance preparedness and collaboration. The latest step in this effort is a new video that explains how crew and staff onboard vessels can assist in a helicopter rescue operation. (more…)

AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference donates, Thanks to Silversea Cruises, to Tara Ocean Foundation

AECO (Logo)Representatives from the expedition cruise industry, Arctic stakeholders, authorities and researchers gathered in Oslo this week for AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference. In addition to the conference and side meetings, attendants were invited to be part of AECO’s traditional Annual Dinner, which took place October 16. (more…)

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