Articles tagged “antarctica”

8 Adventure Spots That Are Crowd-Free Alternatives to Overtourism

8 Adventure Spots That Are Crowd-Free Alternatives to Overtourism

Meera Dattani, Bloomberg

These eight adventure destinations from Africa to Australia to Antarctica will blow your mind with their untrammeled beauty.

1 year ago

Chinese Tourism to the Arctic Is Booming

Chinese Tourism to the Arctic Is Booming

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

Well-heeled Chinese travelers don't want to go to the same old places anymore, and the Arctic Circle comes with bragging rights. Now that the region is becoming more strategically important to China, it's likely the growth in visitors will continue.

1 year ago

Wealthy Tourists Flocking to Antarctica Create Development Concerns

Wealthy Tourists Flocking to Antarctica Create Development Concerns

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

When no one nation is in charge of a continent it does create challenges when it comes to managing tourism development.

3 years ago

Antarctica Is the Last Frontier for the Global Tourism Industry

Antarctica Is the Last Frontier for the Global Tourism Industry

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press

Even this mercurial destination is slowly getting tamed as companies look for inventive ways to showcase the continent and capture high-spending customers.

4 years ago

Google’s Trekker Program Marks Centennial Year of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition

Google’s Trekker Program Marks Centennial Year of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition

Dan Peltier, Skift

Google positions itself as a key influencer in how people perceive destinations and where they decide to visit. The trekker program capturing these hard-to-reach places will likely make them more approachable to tourists.

4 years ago

Chinese Travelers Headed to Antarctica in Record Numbers

Chinese Travelers Headed to Antarctica in Record Numbers

China Daily/ANN

Bucket lists around the world have a slot at the top reserved for Antarctica.

5 years ago

Antarctic Passenger Rescue Was Slow, Costly and Not Without Glitches

Antarctic Passenger Rescue Was Slow, Costly and Not Without Glitches

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

For the passengers, this Antarctic cruise was certainly the story of a lifetime, although it's good to be flexible because this one didn't turn out as planned.

5 years ago

Antarctica tourism rose drastically in 2012, but will slow down this season

Antarctica tourism rose drastically in 2012, but will slow down this season

Rafat Ali, Skift

The numbers from the tour operators association are bit self-serving: to show that even though these numbers are rising, they are spread out over a low-footprint category of carriers and activities, and hence responsible self-regulation rather than government intervention would do the trick.

6 years ago

As tourism numbers rise in Antartica, conservation alarm bells go off

As tourism numbers rise in Antartica, conservation alarm bells go off

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

An Arctic development and tourism boom is on the cards as ice is melting at a rapid clip, and now Antarctica, where the balance of conservation and tourism will be even more delicate.

6 years ago