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 […]
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Armed with NOK 2.43 million in funding, UN backing and thousands of volunteers, AECO is taking on one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time: marine plastic pollution. As part of the UN Environment Clean Seas campaign, AECO will work to drastically cut back on single-use plastics on Arctic expedition cruise vessels, as well as enhance cruise passengers’ involvement in regular beach cleanups.
Cruise industry, authorities and researchers will join forces to enhance Arctic SAR through the new ARCSAR network. Having secured €3.5 million in EU funding, the ARCSAR project will run for five years and include a live exercise on a cruise vessel.
The online assessment gives AECO-affiliated guides and expedition leaders the opportunity to test their knowledge of relevant Arctic regulations and AECO’s guidelines. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators’ (AECO’s) new Field Staff Online Assessment is part of the trade organization’s efforts to manage responsible and sustainable tourism in the Arctic. Field staff are among […]
AECO has developed site specific guidelines for two new sites in Svalbard: Sallyhamna and Fuglehuken. With this latest addition, AECO now has site guidelines for 21 locations in Svalbard.
Arctic expedition cruising is more popular than ever. New vessels, technology, operators and customer groups will shape the sector’s development in the years to come. This week, major operators and other stakeholders gather in Oslo to discuss how the industry should manage growth. On October 18, the Association of Arctic Expeditions Cruise Operators (AECO) organizes […]
On 20 March 2012, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Danish Maritime Authority met with the Government of Greenland and Greenland Tourism to discuss safety of navigation in the Arctic regions. There was general agreement that there is a need for increased work […]