Without a native population of its own, Antarctica needs advocates...
Missoula, Montana (PRWEB) January 27, 2015
Visiting Antarctica is not only a possibility these days, but it is becoming a highly desirable destination for adventurous travelers. This upcoming season, it is predicted that 37,000 tourists will make the journey to the Great White Continent. The accessibility and popularity of Antarctica tours brings up the question, “Is this responsible travel?”
This concern is discussed in a January 11, 2015 BBC News Magazine article, and the conclusion is that carefully managed tourism is not only acceptable, but it is useful to the conservation of Antarctica. The author states, “Without a native population of its own, Antarctica needs advocates and tourism creates a global constituency of people ready to support - and indeed fund - its preservation.”
Of course, strict regulations of the Antarctic Treaty enforced by IAATO (International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators), International Maritime Organisation, and other groups are necessary for this ideal scenario to remain true.
"It is better to have a certain level of responsible tourism than for it to go under the radar," says Jane Rumble, Head of Polar Regions at the British Foreign Office.
With a current discount of $1000 per person on November departures, one great option is the Ocean Nova cruise. Visiting Antarctica in November gives passengers the unique opportunity to experience the ice in its most pristine state. As the travel season to the continent has just started in November, the experience is very adventurous and feels like a true expedition into the untouched. Trips, such as the Ocean Nova expedition, give travelers the opportunity to experience and learn more about this mysterious land. A hopeful result of Antarctica tourism is that the more educated and aware travelers become, the more likely they are to act as advocates for its preservation.
To read the complete BBC News Magazine article, visit http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30709924
To explore Antarctica with Adventure Life, visit http://www.adventure-life.com/antarctica or call 800-344-6118.
About Adventure Life:
Adventure Life is a company of travelers with a passion for sharing the world with others. Our travel experience runs deep, from years volunteering in rural Africa and Central America, to research trips in Asia, studying in Europe, guiding in the Rockies, and just bouncing around every corner of the world. This deep experience is the reason behind our pioneering approach to travel and award winning itineraries. For nearly fifteen years we have been creating personal itineraries that immerse our travelers in the vibrant colors of a place, leaving both our guests and hosts enriched by the experience. From our beginnings as a Latin America specialist, we now offer private journeys, small group tours, and expedition voyages throughout the world. We pride ourselves on our intimate knowledge of our destinations and our dedication to sharing the world.
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