Heritage Expeditions joins AECO as Provisional Member

May 15th, 2019

AECO is pleased to welcome Heritage Expeditions as a Provisional Member. Heritage Expeditions was formed in 1985, as a way of increasing awareness and conservation of the natural world through responsible expedition travel. Based in New Zealand, Heritage Expeditions which is still family owned, operates its own Polar Research Vessel, Spirit of Enderby, on expeditions to […]

Seyðisfjördur launches community guidelines for visitors

May 8th, 2019

Photo: Ómar Bogason Seyðisfjördur is presenting a new tool for tourism management: Community specific guidelines targeted at tourists. The launch coincides with the arrival of the first cruise ship of the season in Seyðisfjördur port.   Inhabited by about 700 people, the Icelandic coastal town receives around 30 000 passengers per year. The town’s message to visitors is clear: “Everybody is welcome to our little paradise and […]

New Clean Seas Guidelines for Visitors to the Arctic

May 2nd, 2019

New guidelines have been released outlining the necessity of reducing plastic waste on cruise ships and bringing responsible travel to the forefront for Arctic cruise passengers.