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Tag: International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO)

  • Wednesday, November 6th 2019 - 12:50 UTC

    IAATO has suspended One Ocean Expeditions; Falklands' call of “Resolute” cruise cancelled

    Cruise vessel “Resolute” was due in the Falkland Islands on October 22 but the call was cancelled. The company “is now in a difficult period of restructuring.”

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has essentially suspended One Ocean Expeditions’ (OOE) membership in the group, according to a statement sent to members and obtained by Cruise Industry News. One Ocean’s future continues to raise a question mark as departures are cancelled and the RCGS Resolute continues to sit in Buenos Aires.

  • Wednesday, October 9th 2019 - 09:50 UTC

    Ushuaia anticipates an exceptional cruise season with 431 calls

    “We will be receiving for the first time the visit of MSC Magnifica, which is on a round the world cruise and will spend a night in Ushuaia”, said Nestor González

    Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina and the hub which handles most Antarctica bound cruises are expecting an exceptional 2019/20 season with some 431 calls, up from the 392 of the previous season, according to provincial port authorities.

  • Tuesday, September 24th 2019 - 08:22 UTC

    Polar expedition experts meet for international Field Guide Conference

    The two-and-a-half-day meeting has drawn more than 80 guides, expedition leaders and operations managers working for AECO and IAATO (Pic IAATO)

    Polar field guides are descending on Sturbridge, Massachusetts for the third bi-annual International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) joint Polar Field Staff Conference.

  • Thursday, June 6th 2019 - 07:00 UTC

    Busiest day of the year for Antarctic Tour Operators as IAATO Ship Scheduler opens

    The IAATO Ship Scheduler is a database which sets limits on time, number of passengers allowed, and number of daily visits to visitor sites along Antarctic coast

    The Antarctic travel season may still be months away, but responsible Antarctic tour operators from across the globe experienced their busiest day of the year on Tuesday, June 5, as the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators’ (IAATO) Ship Scheduler opens.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2019 - 21:19 UTC

    IAATO: New Measures to Manage Growth

    “Visiting Antarctica is a privilege and we all have a responsibility to keep it pristine”, said IAATO's Lisa Kelly

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) closed its annual meeting in Cape Town with multiple new measures in support of its mission for safe, environmentally responsible Antarctic travel, according to a statement.

  • Thursday, November 1st 2018 - 08:18 UTC

    IAATO working on new online platform to promote conservation among tourists

    IAATO represents more than 100 Antarctic tour operators who are committed to minimizing the impact of travel to vulnerable Antarctica

    An organization that promotes responsible tourism in Antarctica is embarking on its own digital adventure after partnering with Leeds agency Elementary Digital. The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) represents more than 100 Antarctic tour operators who are committed to minimizing the impact of travel to this remote and vulnerable region.

  • Sunday, May 13th 2018 - 13:43 UTC

    Falklands attended the IAATO annual conference in United States

    Steph Middleton is Executive Director of Falklands Tourist Board; Carl Sudder is Tourism Coordinator at Sulivan Shipping and Chair of Falklands Travel Assoc.

    Falkland Islands tourism ambassadors Steph Middleton and Carli Sudder are returning from the United States after attending this year’s International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) conference in Newport, Rhode Island. Steph Middleton is Executive Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board, while Carl Sudder is Tourism Coordinator at Sulivan Shipping and Chair of the Falklands Travel Association.

  • Thursday, May 10th 2018 - 18:34 UTC

    IAATO’s Responsible Tourism Conference votes new and revised guidelines

    Over 140 people attended the meeting at Newport from May 1-3, representing IAATO member companies and invited stakeholders

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has concluded its 27th annual meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, USA having agreed to strengthen its mission of promoting the practice of safe, environmentally responsible travel to the Antarctic.

  • Monday, December 4th 2017 - 08:44 UTC

    IAATO launches free iOS and Android for Antarctica guides

    Lisa Kelley, head of operations, IAATO, called it 'the perfect support tool for IAATO staff in the field.

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators launched a free iOS and Android app for staff guiding visitors in Antarctica that makes it quick and easy for users in the field to access essential information, without the need for a phone signal.

  • 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.

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