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 […]
Archive for «News»
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 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.
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
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.
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.
Last month, AECO and AECO member PolarQuest participated in the kick-off meeting of the ARCSAR project in Bodø.
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.
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.
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