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Extreme Tourism ­ Antarctica
Small scale tourism started in 1950s
First cruise ship to visit was in 1969
In 2006:
o 38.9% American
o 15.4% British
o 10.3% German
o 8.4% Australian
Stage 1 of the TALC model ­ exploration

2007-2008 Tourist Activities
Ship cruises
Small boat landing
Small boat…

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o In these guidelines:
Tourists aren't allowed to visit SSSIs
Ships carrying 500+ passengers can't land on Antarctica
Planned ban on heavy fuel due to be passed in 2011, bans ships with a
500+ capacity of passengers from entering Antarctic waters
Permission must be granted for land based activities


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