How many members does the IAATO
currently have and where do they come from?
At the IAATO
's annual meeting in June, its members officially recognised that climate change poses the most significant current threat to the Antarctic environment, and established a working group to investigate ways of reducing tourism's carbon footprint.
established wildlife watching guidelines and landing procedures for over 200 sites on the Antarctic Peninsula and suggests coordinated itineraries so that only one ship is present at a location at a time.
The HMS Protector, the IAATO
said, simply offered to help MS Fram get into a port that the ship was going to omit because of significant pack ice.
Like the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO
), which includes many Arctic cruise operators among its members, AECO acts as a representative body offering information, guidelines, and voluntary policies for operating cruise ships in the European Arctic (AECO, 2011).
In association with IAATO
and the British Antarctic Survey.
According to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO
), the number of ship-based tourists visiting Antarctica has grown from 6704 in 1992-93 to 13 263 in 2002-03.
Furthermore, without a Canadian Arctic equivalent of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO
), there is no regulatory body overseeing the development of cruise tourism in the Canadian North.
At an ongoing multi-nation conference on the Antarctic Treaty, which itself was signed one year after Lindblad's founding, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on the nation members to adopt stricter limits on Antarctic tourism and to formalize the voluntary policies that all members of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operations (IAATO
) currently follow.
In an effort to promote and practice environmentally responsible private-sector travel to Antarctica, the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO
) was formed in 1991.