Svalbard Tourism Conference

March 22nd, 2016

AECO, in cooperation with Visit Svalbard, Svalbard Business Council and the University in Svalbard – and with funding from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund – will organize a tourism conference in Longyearbyen, September 5-7, 2016. The conference will deal with tourism development in Svalbard with special focus on use versus protection. The conference language will be Norwegian and will have participation from the tourism industry, national authorities, support systems, researchers and others. The Norwegian Minister of Justice, Anders Anundsen, will open the conference. State Secretary in the Ministry of Industry and Fishery, Dilek Ayhan, will present, as will the Governor of Svalbard, Longyearbyen’s mayor and a number of other important stakeholders involved in tourism development in Svalbard. Read more