Tourism in Antarctica on rise

ANTARCTICA: The variety of vacationers visiting Antarctica is on the rise lately, in accordance with knowledge of the Worldwide Affiliation of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO).

The variety of vacationers visiting Antarctica rose 28 p.c over the previous 5 years, IAATO mentioned.

The entire variety of guests in Antarctica within the 2013-14 season was 37,405, whereas the quantity elevated to 51,707 within the 2017-2018 season, it added. 

The costs of Antarctica excursions vary from $5,500 to $96,100.

Almost 98 p.c of the guests reached the freezing continent by sea from South America.

The continent attracted most guests from the U.S. with 33 p.c, which was adopted by Chinese language with 16 p.c and Australians with 11 p.c.

IAATO Operations and Communications Assistant Amanda Lynnes informed Anadolu Company that curiosity in the direction of Antarctica is rising daily and it’ll proceed within the following years.

Lynnes mentioned the visits to the area needs to be carried out responsibly to keep away from any hurt to nature.

She mentioned ships carrying greater than 500 passengers are usually not allowed to go to the continent.

* Writing by Fatih Hafiz Mehmet    
 

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