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Dos and Don’ts for tourists visiting Greenland

July 18th, 2022

Based on the success of previous local tourism guidelines, three Greenlandic communities are now launching new Community Specific Guidelines to greet visitors. The launch coincides with the re-opening of the cruise season in Greenland. A coffee break in Oqaatsut  – Photo: Visit Greenland In April, AECO helped facilitate three Community Specific Guideline Workshops in Disko […]

Summer cruise traffic on the agenda

June 10th, 2022

After two years of pandemic, and an almost full stop in cruise traffic, tourists are again arriving by sea to Adventfjorden. The Destination Management in Longyearbyen recently gathered to discuss cruise traffic this summer. “We see a different composition of the cruise segment than we have seen before. This summer there will be more expedition […]

Dos and Don’ts for tourists in Greenlandic communities

June 10th, 2022

Based on the success of previous local tourism guidelines, three Greenlandic communities are now launching new Community Specific Guidelines to greet visitors. The launch coincides with the re-opening of the cruise season in Greenland. A coffee break in Oqaatsut  – Photo: Visit Greenland In April, AECO helped facilitate three Community Specific Guideline Workshops in Disko […]

Do’s and Don’ts for tourists in Icelandic communities

June 9th, 2022

Based on the success of previous local tourism guidelines, seven Icelandic communities are now launching new Community Specific Guidelines to greet visitors. The launch coincides with the re-opening of the cruise season in Iceland. Photo: John Chardine, Hurtigruten Expedition In March and April, AECO helped facilitate several Community Specific Guideline Workshops in western, northern, and […]

Job opening at AECO: Communications officer

May 23rd, 2022

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is an international association for Arctic expedition cruise operators and associated industries. AECO’s main objectives are to ensure environmentally friendly, safe, and considerate tourism in the Arctic, and to advocate for the interests of our members. Our approximately 65 international members operate more than 60 vessels in […]

New Community Engagement Specialist joins the AECO team

May 6th, 2022

With ambitious projects on the horizon, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators hires Gyða Guðmundsdóttir as Community Engagement Specialist with a special focus on Iceland. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators has hired Gyða Guðmundsdóttir as our new Community Engagement Specialist in AECO, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her focus will be on developing […]

AECO receives funding for two different projects

April 27th, 2022

AECO is thrilled to announce that we have received in total NOK 767 500 in external funding for two different projects. To continue our Clean Seas efforts, we have received a total of NOK 600,000, where NOK 300,000 was received from the Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund and NOK 300,000 was received from The Norwegian Center Against […]

AECO hires Community Engagement Project Manager to lead Arctic initiatives

November 2nd, 2021

With new community engagement projects on the horizon, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators hires a Project Manager to lead initiatives to ensure that expedition cruise tourism in the Arctic is carried out in partnership and dialogue with local stakeholders. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators have appointed Ilja Leo Lang as new […]

Expedition cruise industry prepares for safe reopening

October 26th, 2021

  62 participants representing 38 member organizations attended AECO’s digital Annual General Meeting, held on Wednesday October 20. While the pandemic has limited expedition cruising in the Arctic, AECO and the industry has been keeping busy strengthening industry practices.    AECO’s members met virtually to discuss the challenges that the industry is facing and the ways in which it is gearing […]

AECO søker kommunikasjonssjef

October 22nd, 2021

Ekspedisjonscruisenæringen er i vekst og AECO styrker laget for å følge opp våre aktiviteter og prosjekter. Vi søker en driftig kommunikasjonssjef som kan hjelpe oss opprettholde og styrke AECOs posisjon som en viktig premissleverandør innenfor bærekraftig reiseliv. Vi er på utkikk etter deg som vil jobbe i skjæringspunktet mellom næringsliv og forvaltning og legge til rette for fremtidsrettet og miljøvennlig næring i nord.