Polar Expedition Leaders Gather for Responsible Tourism Conference

September 18th, 2019

Responsible field leadership on the agenda at third joint conference of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators and Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators.

Optimal Balance – tourism management workshop in Longyearbyen

September 13th, 2019

This week a workshop focusing on a balanced approach to tourism development in Svalbard has taken place in Longyearbyen. The event which was spread over three days has seen many speakers and participants join together to discuss, define and pitch research projects that can help Svalbard find the optimal balance in tourist development.

Cruise tourism brought Svalbard NOK 110 million in earnings in 2018

September 11th, 2019

A new study of the economic impact of cruise tourism in Svalbard shows that expedition and conventional cruise ships made a substantial contribution to the local economy by purchasing goods and services for more than USD 12 million last year.

Crystal Cruises joins AECO as Provisional Member

September 11th, 2019

AECO is pleased to welcome Crystal Cruises as a Provisional Member.