A small red-letter day in the IAATO-AECO history when administrations in both associations met today. The meeting had only one, but a very important agenda item; the potential for a joint Antarctica-Arctic Expedition Leader conference in 2015. Dates, venue, organization, finances and program where discussed in a efficient and inexpensive Skype-meeting. This was the first […]
AECO has today had the honor of meeting with UK’s House of Lord’s Arctic Committee. The committee has spent the week in Northern Norway and Svalbard education themselves in Arctic issue. An AECO presentation on Arctic cruise tourism was followed by a number of questions and issues to discuss.
This week AECO welcomes PolarNews as a new Affiliate member of our association. PolarNews is a Swiss based company which offers a communication and information platform for Polar Regions. This platform concists of a half-yearly publication in German, which is published in approx. 75.000 copies in Germany and Switzerland. The publication is also available on […]
AECO has in co-operation with Oceanwide Expeditions and G-Adventures, and with contribution from the Governor of Svalbard, conducted a Clean Up Svalbard cruise feasibility study. The conclusion for the feasibility study is that AECO in continuous cooperation with the two cruise operators and with contribution from the Governor of Svalbard, would like to conduct a […]
The International Association for Antarctica Tour operators is seeking a full time Environmental Manager. This is an exiting opportunity, to play a key-role within the organization, and to support safe and environmentally responsible tourism to Antarctica. Application closing date, Oct 8th See attachment for full announcement. IAATO Environmental Manager
At the end of August AECO carried out a site- guideline Greenland feasibility study workshop in Copenhagen, funded by NORDREGIO (Nordic Council of Ministers Cooperation Fund). At the workshop it was discussed if and how a site specific guideline project similar to that in Svalbard (see: https://www.aeco.no/guidelines/site-guidelines/) could be developed for Greenland. Among the participants […]
The membership growth in AECO continues, as AECO welcomes Zegrahm Expeditions and Blue Planet Expeditions as new Provisional members. Zegrahm Expeditions was founded in 1990 and has since then been a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship expedition cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations on all seven continents. Zegrahm Expeditions is […]