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Local cruise forum established in Svalbard

February 8th, 2023

– A collaborative forum for local stakeholders and the cruise industry is exactly what we need to ensure local value and “smooth sailing” in the summer season, says Frigg Jørgensen, Executive Director of AECO. Svalbard is an important destination for the expedition cruise industry. This offers economic and other values for Longyearbyen and adds to […]

Longyearbyen launches first community specific tourism guidelines

July 24th, 2018

This month, Longyearbyen became the first Arctic town to launch its own community specific guidelines. The guidelines instruct tourists on how to be considerate visitors and were developed using a template created by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and partners.