2015 Press Releases
IAATO releases latest tourism figures as its 26th Annual Meeting opens in Rotterdam, The Netherlands - April 28, 2015
The total numbers of visitors travelling to Antarctica, with IAATO members, was 36,702, a slight decrease of 2% compared to the previous season. Overall, since 2011-2012, levels of visitation have been increasing modestly, but are still considerably less than the peak of 46,265 during the 2007-2008 austral summer.
Antarctic Search and Rescue Exercise conducted by IAATO and the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand - February 19, 2015
Earlier today, various international media outlets began reporting a loss of communication with members of the Russian parliament who are currently in Antarctica. However, these reports are inaccurate and all climbers are safe and well.
IAATO is pleased to announce the appointment of Tudor Morgan to the full-time position of Environmental Manager. Tudor's overall role is to support safe and environmentally responsible tourism to Antarctica, with a particular focus on field operations.