Archive for «Press releases»

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 […]

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 […]

Report from Joint Arctic Search and Rescue Tabletop Exercise published

August 10th, 2021

This week, the report from the most recent Joint Arctic Search and Rescue Tabletop Exercise was published. The report highlights how the skillset of expedition staff can be leveraged when establishing and evacuating passengers to a shore camp. The report also describes how vessels in distress, vessels of opportunity, search and rescue responders and home offices can work together to use available resources in the best possible way.

Maritime Practice joins AECO as Provisional Member

June 18th, 2021

AECO is pleased to welcome Maritime Practice as a provisional member to the organization.

Polar tour operators participate in third annual Cleanup for Sarah

June 1st, 2021

People worldwide will be picking litter on beaches, in cities and in their communities for the third year in a row in memory of Sarah Auffret, a beloved member of the polar travel community

Norwegian-Russian cooperation aims to stop the spread of alien species to the Arctic

April 30th, 2021

This year, a major campaign is being launched in northwest Russia aimed at preventing the spread of alien species to Russian parts of the Arctic. Scientists fear that seeds, insects and parasites will establish themselves in the vulnerable northern regions, and ask travelers to take action.

Tour operators’ efforts to tackle Arctic marine litter highlighted in new video

April 29th, 2021

The Arctic expedition cruise industry has vowed to leave Arctic beaches cleaner than they find them. In addition, they are working to address the problem at its source. The industry’s efforts to combat marine plastic pollution is presented in a new information video.