by Heiner Kubny | Jun 1, 2023 | Antarctic, Economy, Tourism, Traffic
The cruise industry is booming, and trips to Antarctica are particularly popular. The port of Ushuaia is betting that a major expansion will give it an edge as it seeks to expand its market lead
by Mirjana Binggeli | May 31, 2023 | Archive, Arctic, Arctic, Tourism
The findings of a recent report suggest how the cruise industry can continue to be a good experience for passengers and residents alike
by Dr. Michael Wenger | May 27, 2023 | Archive, Arctic, Arctic, Partner expeditions, Tourism
Instead of relying on many individual scheduled flights to Svalbard, Swiss tour operator Kontiki Reisen takes its guests to the realm of polar bears and walruses with charter flights from Zurich
by Dr. Michael Wenger | May 23, 2023 | Antarctic, Antarctic, Archive, Tourism
Industry representative IAATO wants to reach even more people who care about Antarctica and is forming its own committee to expand its ambassador program
by Heiner Kubny | May 17, 2023 | Archive, Arctic, Arctic, Economy, Energy, Politics, Tourism
The Kremlin says it plans reduce coal production to the minimum required to keep Svalbard supplied by 2032, cutting away two-thirds of its annual output
by Heiner Kubny | Mar 31, 2023 | Antarctic, Art, Culture, Social, Tourism
In Antarctica, a new art installation has been erected at the Ukrainian Vernadsky Station. An old fuel tank that was no longer needed was reused for this purpose.
by Dr. Michael Wenger | Mar 13, 2023 | Archive, Arctic, Arctic, Economy, Tourism
Russia plans to offer its own form of Arctic tourism in the Northeast Passage starting next summer, relying on old icebreakers and new tourists, especially from China.
by Camille Lin | Mar 10, 2023 | Archive, Tourism
Nuna GIS offers an original perspective to the development of Greenland through which companies and municipalities can work remotely and individuals can plan outings or transcribe their folklore.
by Camille Lin | Feb 28, 2023 | Archive, Science, Tourism
The sailing ship Perseverance is preparing to embark scientists, photographers and passengers to sail around Svalbard.
by Heiner Kubny | Feb 20, 2023 | Antarctic, Archive, Expeditions, South, Tourism
Viking Expeditions has announced that a giant phantom jellyfish was spotted and photographed during a dive with an on-board submarine.
by Heiner Kubny | Feb 14, 2023 | Antarctic, Archive, Economy, Politics, Tourism, Traffic
Cape Town, along with Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Hobart and Christchurch, is one of the five locations through which almost all cargo and staff shipments to Antarctica pass.
by Heiner Kubny | Feb 10, 2023 | Archive, Arctic, Art, Culture, Society, Tourism
The ‘Ice Alaska World Ice Art Championships’ is coming soon. This year’s World Ice Championships will be held from February 17 to March 31.
by Dr. Michael Wenger | Jan 12, 2023 | Antarctic, Antarctic, Antarctica, Antarctica, Archive, Tourism
With the help of a so-called “challenge” card, IAATO aims to promote its Antarctic Ambassador program and awareness of Antarctic conservation.
by Heiner Kubny | Dec 15, 2022 | Antarctic, Archive, Arctic, Arctic, Tourism
Australian expedition operator Aurora Expeditions has launched its second purpose-built small ship, the “Sylvia Earle” in Sydney.
by Julia Hager | Dec 6, 2022 | Antarctic, Antarctica, Archive, Tourism
For the first time since the pandemic began, the museum in Grytviken, South Georgia, is opening as usual with a five-person team looking forward to welcoming many visitors.
by Dr. Michael Wenger | Nov 29, 2022 | Antarctic, Antarctica, Antarctica, Archive, Tourism
Australian company Chimu Adventures and airline Qantas have completed the first-ever non-stop round-trip flight to the South Pole on a passenger aircraft.
by Dr. Michael Wenger | Nov 12, 2022 | Archive, Arctic, Arctic, Partner expeditions, Tourism
With one of the broadest ranges of regions and experiences, Quark Expeditions aims to bring guests closer to the Arctic in 2024.
by Dr. Michael Wenger | Oct 27, 2022 | Archive, Arctic, Arctic, Tourism
Svalbard’s tourism figures have gone up again this year and yet the season has been anything but trouble-free
by Dr. Michael Wenger | Oct 10, 2022 | Archive, Arctic, Arctic, Tourism
Greenland’s tourism industry leader Visit Greenland sees no future for the traditional cruise industry in Greenland and is withdrawing support.
by Dr. Michael Wenger | Oct 7, 2022 | Antarctic, Tourism
IAATO members will submit their seasonal fuel data for the first time, marking the first step in a new climate strategy for Antarctic tourism.
by Dr. Michael Wenger | Sep 26, 2022 | Antarctic, Archive, Tourism
Chilean airline DAP and cruise line Royal Caribbean plan to collaborate and build a 5* hotel in Chile’s southernmost municipality.
by Dr. Michael Wenger | Sep 21, 2022 | Archive, Arctic, Tourism
Greenland wants to learn even more from its neighbors Iceland and the Faroe Islands at the largest tourism fair in the North Atlantic in order to present itself as an attractive destination.
by Heiner Kubny | Sep 19, 2022 | Antarctic, Antarctic, Archive, Economy, Politics, Tourism, Traffic
Chilean airline DAP, based in Punta Arenas, has announced its flight schedule to Antarctica for the coming austral summer.
by Dr. Michael Wenger | Sep 16, 2022 | Antarctic, Archive, Arctic, Tourism
The Polar Tourism Guide Association wants to ensure a minimum standard for polar guides and thus make the profession more professional.
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