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Montevideo, November 23rd 2017 - 05:27 UTC

Tag: Antartic cruise season

  • Thursday, October 5th 2017 - 10:15 UTC

    Growing number of Chinese tourists visit Antarctica, but with carbon credits

    Chinese tourists fly to Ushuaia where they will board a cruise for a tour of the Antarctic Peninsula, or combined with the Falklands and South Georgia

    The number of Chinese visitors to the Antarctic Peninsula is growing rapidly, adding to concerns over the fragile ecosystem. It’s almost a three-week trip and will cost at least 100,000 Yuan (US$15,000), and before a foot is set on frozen land, special boots are needed to walk over a sponge mat soaked in disinfectant. Besides this season Chinese tourists will have to purchase carbon credits to offset emissions.