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IAATO helps with checklists for assessing Antarctic land bases and yachting expeditions

Tuesday, July 10th 2012 - 21:53 UTC
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Safe and environmentally responsible travel to the Antarctic featured prominently in the official press communiqué issued at the 35th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM XXXV), which concluded June 20 in Hobart, Australia. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP XV). Read full article


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  • JohnN

    Good to think of Antarctic tourism being accessible to middle-class income earners who can purchase cruise ship trips at reasonably affordable prices.

    Of course, environmental impact is an important factor to be considered, but compared to any other forms of exploitation, surely tourism ranks amongst those having the least impact.

    However, one of the biggest beneficial impacts of building Antarctic tourism isn't about the Antarctic, but about the Falkland Islands, because with so many cruise ships going to Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia become a part of the regional tourism “circuit” and gain additional tourist arrivals from some of those Antarctic-bound ships.

    Falkland Islands Tourism:

    South Georgia Museum:

    ”These cruises often include visits to the nearby Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia.”, in Where do Cruises Depart From?;jsessionid=99F5546B4EFF364644A2E5D70E1B8F66#where-do-cruises-depart-from

    Jul 11th, 2012 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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