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Are you AECO’s new marine operations agent?

November 26th, 2018

AECO, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, is an international association for Arctic expedition cruise operators and associates. Our more than 70 members operate around 50 cruise vessels in the Arctic. AECO’s main objectives are to ensure environmentally friendly, safe and considerate tourism in the Arctic, and to advocate for the interest of our […]

AECO receives USD 62,000 in funding from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund

November 23rd, 2018

Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund (SEPF) announced that AECO was among the applicants that had been granted funding in this year’s second allocation. The new funding will to used for three projects related to responsible Arctic tourism.

Sisimiut launches Community Specific Guidelines

November 1st, 2018

Sisimiut has become the first Greenlandic 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.

Welcome to AECO as Affiliate Member Pelorus

October 29th, 2018

AECO is pleased to welcome Pelorus an Affiliate member to AECO. Pelorus is a London based experiential travel and yacht expedition specialist. AECO welcomes the new member and looks forward to a rewarding cooperation

AECO includes Iceland in geographical range

October 29th, 2018

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has decided to include Iceland in the association’s geographical range. Guidelines and other measures will be applied to ensure sustainable expedition cruise operations in Iceland.

AECO conference celebrates 15 years of sustainable tourism

October 17th, 2018

This week, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) marks its 15-year anniversary. Sustainable tourism is on the agenda as AECO welcomes 120 participants to is Arctic Cruise Conference in Oslo.

AECO participates in ARCSAR kick-off

September 25th, 2018

Last month, AECO  and AECO member PolarQuest participated in the kick-off meeting of the ARCSAR project in Bodø.

Arctic cruise operators celebrate World Cleanup Day

September 14th, 2018

As the Arctic cruise season draws to a close, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) marks World Cleanup Day by looking back on the results of this summer’s efforts to combat marine plastic pollution. 

Cruise industry cooperation highlighted in Arctic search and rescue event

September 11th, 2018

This week, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) published the report their most recent search and rescue (SAR) tabletop exercise. The report concludes that cruise ships can make valuable contribution to search and rescue in the Arctic. To achieve this, dialogue between the cruise industry and SAR responders is essential.

Welcome to AECO as Affiliate Member, Polaris Tours GmbH

August 22nd, 2018

AECO is pleased to welcome Polaris Tours GmbH as an Affiliate member to AECO. Polaris Tours GmbH is a German company founded in 2012. They organize tours and specialize in polar destinations. AECO welcomes the new member and looks forward to a rewarding cooperation