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Montevideo, June 10th 2023 - 21:43 UTC


  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    IAATO confirms the Falklands Development Corporation in its family

    Falkland Development Corp. was voted in at the organization's recent annual meeting in Hamburg

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators welcomed five provisional operators and eight associates. Bunker One A/S, Freestyle Adventure Travel, South America Shipping, UnWild Planet Travel and Polar Tourism Guides Association were approved by IAATO members during an inter-session vote at the end of 2022 while Avila Reizen, Falkland Islands Development Corp. and Summit Aviation were voted in at the organization's recent annual meeting in Hamburg.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Antarctic Tourism is up, but experts give it a thumbs down

    Experts from Antarctic ecologists to marine scientists are sounding the alarm about the environmental impacts of that swelling human presence

    By Jen Rose Smith (*) – Even after Captain James Cook first sailed below the Antarctic Circle 250 years ago, icily inhospitable Antarctica stayed quiet for a long, long time. The only continent with no native human population, it remained a place apart, where occasional expeditions and intrepid researchers contended with harsh and sometimes deadly conditions.

  • Friday, December 2nd 2022 - 10:26 UTC

    Antarctic fellowship recipients announced on Antarctic Treaty anniversary

    Aanchal, plastic polution; Antonio submarine volcanoes; Hanna from Ukraine will be visiting BAS; Eduardo, wildlife conservation.

    On the anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, December first 1959, the Antarctic Fellowship Recipients have been announced. The annual fellowships awarded by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), are an investment in the professional development of talented early career researchers and aim to further the understanding of human presence in Antarctica.

  • Friday, October 7th 2022 - 09:43 UTC

    IAATO advances climate strategy and collects all Antarctica visitors fuel data consumption

    The 2022/23 Antarctic season will be the first season in which IAATO will aggregate Operator fuel data.

    Members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) will for the first time submit seasonal fuel consumption data to the Association’s secretariat as part of a unanimous pledge to create a climate change strategy for Antarctic tourism.

  • Tuesday, May 3rd 2022 - 08:59 UTC

    IAATO appoints Tudor Morgan as chair of the organization

    Tudor has been involved in Antarctic-related fields since 1994, working for BAS, and later UKAHT with whom he attended his first IAATO meeting 13 years ago

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has appointed Executive Committee member Tudor Morgan to its leading role. Tudor, VP Government and Industry relations at IAATO member operator Hurtigruten Expeditions, takes the reins from Robyn Woodhead, who steps down after five years on the EC, the last one as chair.

  • Wednesday, January 26th 2022 - 09:31 UTC

    IAATO officially marked Antarctic Ambassadorship Day, April 25

    Gina Greer, IAATO Executive Director hopes the first Antarctic Ambassadorship Day this year ”will inspire more people to join this exciting community.”

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, IAATO has announced that the first international day dedicated to Antarctic Ambassadors will be held on 25 April 2022. Last August IAATO as part of its 30th-anniversary celebrations, anticipated the creation of Antarctic Ambassadorship Day. The membership organisation formalised its definition of an Antarctic Ambassador in May to be someone who:

  • Tuesday, September 21st 2021 - 08:50 UTC

    IAATO preparing for the season with tour operators and Antarctica Gateways

    IAATO met with members to discuss season operations, following released Covid-19 parameters for travel from Antarctic Gateways Argentina, Chile and Falkland Islands.

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) is preparing for the start of the Antarctic travel season following months of discussion and collaboration with Antarctic gateways.

  • Friday, June 25th 2021 - 22:26 UTC

    South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands to become Terrestrial Protected Area

    The designation aims to support ’environmental recovery and resilience through world-leading evidence-based sustainable management

    The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) has unveiled plans to designate Terrestrial Protected Areas covering the entire landmass of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, some 3,800km2.

  • Saturday, May 29th 2021 - 03:39 UTC

    IAATO Welcomes New Executive Committee Chair

    Ms Woodhead also serves on IAATO’s Climate Change, Gateway and Deep Field Committees

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has appointed Executive Committee member Robyn Woodhead to its top spot during this year’s online annual meeting, according to a press release. Woodhead joined the committee in 2017, having been an active member of the organization since 2010.

  • Tuesday, October 27th 2020 - 08:44 UTC

    Polar associations agree on standards for field staff on expedition cruise vessels

    AECO and IAATA agreed on guidelines for industry standards

    Two polar associations have developed standards for field staff working on expedition cruise vessels in polar regions. The Association of Arctic Expeditions Operators, AECO, and the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators, IAATO, agreed on guidelines that have been adopted as industry standards.