Russian authorities look into establishing direct cruises from Spitsbergen to Franz Joseph Land

December 17th, 2014

The ProArctic Tourism Summit in Arkhangelsk in October this year, where AECO and several AECO-members were present resulted in an official Russian resolution. Especially the resolutions bullet point four is of interest for operators considering operations in the Russian Arctic. Here it is stated that:  “Federal Agency for Tourism and the Government of the Arkhangelsk […]

AECO animated guidelines updated

December 10th, 2014

Earlier this year AECO proudly introduced members and the public to a new animated guidelines film. The 9-minute film was recently updated and released in a second improved version. Please review this new version and the changed ending The number of subtitles has also increased from six to fourteen different. The subtitle language choices […]

Growth in AECO-members

December 10th, 2014

AECO’s number of members has been growing steadily. AECO end the year with a total of 12 additional members. Recently AECO has welcomed Blue Planet Expeditions and Zegrahm Expeditions as new Provisional Member, and PolarNews as a new Affiliate member. AECO currently have 45 members, 26 of which operate 30 expedition cruise vessels all over […]

AECO-IAATO Field Staff Conference

December 10th, 2014

IAATO and AECO will likely be organizing a joint field staff conference in September 2015. Both AECO and IAATO’s secretariat are currently working to secure funding, venue place and organizing this. Members of AECO will hear more regarding this upcoming event soon.

New AECO office in Copenhagen

December 10th, 2014

AECO’s office in Copenhagen is on the move. The new location is in the heart of Copenhagen at Nørreport Station, only 15 minutes from Copenhagen Airport (by Metro). The offices have good meeting facilities. AECO members and partners are more than welcome to drop by after the new offices is up and running at the […]

No Clean Up Svalbard

December 4th, 2014

AECO regrets to announce that our application for financial support from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund to carry out the Clean Up Svalbard project with two “Clean Up cruise voyages” did not succeed. We are very disappointed as we b…elieve this effort from AECO and our members could have had a very positive effect on beaches […]