Data & Statistics
IAATO has been carefully monitoring, analyzing and reporting Antarctic tourism trends since 1991 as part of its commitment to the effective self-management of guest activities in the region.
Deep Field Visitors
IAATO Information Papers
As an Invited Expert to the annual Antarctic Treaty Conference Meeting, IAATO presents a new information paper each year with stats and figures from the current season. You can find most recent papers here, along with the archive of past papers.
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Showcasing the unique nature of every Antarctic iceberg, Caryn B. Davis beautifully captures the intricate formation of this sculpture like berg.
#landscapephotography #weareiaato #peaceandscience
08:23 - 13 of July 2020
2020 marks 200 years since the discovery of the Antarctic continent. In celebration, IAATO have produced a Discovery 200 logo.
You can learn more about the history of Antarctic discovery on our Antarctic Ambassadors webpage: https://t.co/cP73MzOwSU
08:02 - 12 of July 2020
Antarctic fur seals, elephant seals and king Penguins fill the beaches of South Georgia. At this year’s IAATO Annual Meeting, Operators voted to strengthen the IAATO seal watching guidelines. Learn more: https://t.co/oEcXsEP7NJ ©Ross Wheeler #weareiaato
08:32 - 10 of July 2020
2020 marks 200 years since the discovery of the Antarctic continent. To commemorate this momentous occasion, IAATO is proud to release its first snippet of its brand-new History of Antarctic Discovery poster. Keep an eye on our social as we share more historic facts #discovery200
08:03 - 09 of July 2020
We had so many incredible albatross photographs shared with us in support of ACAP’s World Albatross Day in June, we couldn’t help but share this photograph by @JCTravelography of an albatross in flight.
#wildlifephotography #worldalbatrossday #weareiaato
08:07 - 08 of July 2020
IAATO’s virtually hosted 2020 Annual Meeting saw updates made to IAATO’s Reducing Waste – Guidelines for Visitors to Antarctica, encouraging visitors to Antarctica to Refuse, Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. Learn more: https://t.co/oEcXsEP7NJ ©Bruno Cazarini #weareiaato
08:47 - 07 of July 2020
Founded in 1991 to advocate for the practice of safe & environmentally responsible travel to Antarctica, you can learn more about how IAATO members keep Antarctica one of the most perfectly preserved regions on the planet at https://t.co/LgUARIYSar ©onaexplorer #loveantarctica
08:10 - 06 of July 2020
In case you missed it, last month we shared our World Albatross Day poster in celebration of ACAP’s inaugural international day. You can download the poster & raise awareness of the need to protect the world’s albatrosses here; https://t.co/PUR5YJ7HXp ©Mary Bransfield #weareiaato
08:09 - 04 of July 2020
After a successful virtually hosted IAATO Annual Meeting 2020, we are very pleased to welcome our two new member operators and five new provisional operators. Welcome to the IAATO fold! Learn more: https://t.co/LsuxhfSFan
#weareiaato #loveantarctica #welcome
08:06 - 03 of July 2020
In 2018 IAATO, joined the United Nations Environment Programme to become a member of the #cleanseas campaign. Joining forces with AECO, we pledged to enhance marine debris removal efforts & encourage all IAATO members to sign the #cleanseas pledge. #cleanbeachesweek #weareiaato
05:15 - 02 of July 2020
IAATO members are driven by a passion for the environment & an awareness of how incredibly fortunate we – and our guests – are to visit and work in this unique place. This year is our 29th year of self-management to protect this last great wilderness #loveantarctica #weareiaato
08:08 - 30 of June 2020
At this year’s virtually hosted Annual Meeting IAATO tour operators voted-in new actions to enhance environmentally responsible travel to the white continent. Learn more about our new guidelines: https://t.co/oEcXsEP7NJ
©Seba Lescano #weareiaato #loveantarctica #responsibletravel
02:07 - 29 of June 2020