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This paper examines a paradoxical issue in tourism's adaptation to climate change and emissions reduction demands. Operators increasingly take tourists to destinations threatened by climate change, with Antarctica and other polar regions as favourites and cruise ship and aircraft as main transport...

Author(s)
Eijgelaar, E.; Thaper, C.; Peeters, P.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2010, 18, 3, pp 337-354
Abstract

Recent research has explored the size and nature of the cruise ship industry and to a lesser extent the impacts of social interaction upon the experiences of individuals while cruising. However, there is little research that examines the performative aspects of social groups that form as a result...

Author(s)
Kriwoken, L.; Hardy, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2018, 21, 2, pp 161-177
Abstract

Most visitors to Antarctica today are commercial tourists. Over 150 000 tourists visited Antarctica between 2007 and 2010, making up more than 700 000 person/landings. Despite the scale of tourism in Antarctica, knowledge about its environmental impacts is generally inconclusive, and monitoring is...

Author(s)
Roura, R. M.
Publisher
Co-Action Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Polar Research, 2012, 31, pp 10905
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Cover for Case Study Antarctica: Up against the ice barrier: Antarctic tourism operators prepare for the Polar Shipping Code.

This chapter describes the latest developments in preparation for the implementation of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), and examines the state of readiness of the Antarctic tourism industry. The difficulty of understanding the ice regimes of the polar...

Author(s)
Jabour, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Built in 1969, and affectionately known as "the little red ship," the MS Explorer was the first vessel specifically designed for transport of passengers in the polar regions. Under the name Lindblad Explorer, she took passengers to Antarctica in the 1969-70 austral summer (Splettstoesser, 2000),...

Author(s)
Stewart, E. J.; Draper, D.
Publisher
Arctic Institute of North America, Calgary, Canada
Citation
Arctic, 2008, 61, 2, pp 224-228
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Cover for Would you like ice with that? Antarctic tourism and climate change.

This chapter examines how changing climatic conditions may affect the current tourism product and destination in the Antarctic environment. It is established that any new or more efficient system to regulate tourism and manage growth will need to balance the pressure of increasing activity with the ...

Author(s)
Jabour, J.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935481)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This study examines the change in visitor pattern since 1968 at the Ukrainian Vernadsky station (formerly the British Faraday station), one of the most popular Antarctic research stations that support non-governmental visits. The station became one of the major tourist destinations as a result of...

Author(s)
Fedchuk, A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Polar Record, 2013, 49, 3, pp 286-290
Abstract

Antarctic tourism has experienced a boom period over the last thirty years. Beginning in the 1980s, the number of tourists who visited the continent annually began to rise sharply, and within the space of twenty years the numbers had increased by more than six hundred percent. Despite a global...

Author(s)
Verbitsky, J.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Polar Record, 2013, 49, 3, pp 278-285
Abstract

An important problem for the development of tourism in the polar regions is the determination of the limit of tourist traffic that these regions can accept, without risking the degradation of the environment. One such region is Antarctica. This article describes the environmental conditions of...

Author(s)
Kruczek, Z.; Kruczek, M.; Szromek, A. R.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2018, 10, 1, pp 89
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Cover for The Antarctic cruise industry.

This chapter outlines the growth of cruise tourism in Antarctica. It describes the highly concentrated spatial distribution of Antarctic tourism, examines the background of Antarctic cruise tourists, and discusses the environmental impacts of Antarctic tourism.

Author(s)
Bauer, T.; Dowling, R. K.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930486)
Type
Book chapter

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