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.
@iaato_org on Twitter
Our members have implemented procedures to prevent whale strikes in cetacean-rich Antarctic waters within geofenced time-areas along the Antarctic Peninsula. Find out more about our robust guidelines & procedures at https://t.co/rn52DVpCXe 💙 🐋 #worldwhaleday #weareiaato
04:01 - 20 of February 2021
IAATO membership is comprised of 2 main types of members: Operators & Associates. Operators operate directly in #Antarctica & organize their own travel programmes while Associates are tour operators, travel agents or other marketers that book visitors into Operator expeditions.
03:03 - 19 of February 2021
RT @OceanwideExp: You can do a lot of good in 30 years, and @iaato_org is walking proof. As proud members of this polar organization, we co…
11:49 - 17 of February 2021
IAATO has set the global precedent of best practice self-management in #Antarctica. Our focus on protection, management & education promotes a greater understanding of the region, leaving it as majestic for future generations as it is today. ©️ onaexplorer #iaato30 #weareiaato
03:04 - 16 of February 2021
Today with our #antarcticambassadors we celebrate invertebrates – often the least thought of as visitors plan their expeditions, but no less fascinating than the marine mammals that call Antarctica home. #loveantarcticinvertebrates this Valentine’s Day! ♥️ #weareiaato
01:17 - 14 of February 2021
In line with the Antarctic Treaty system, IAATO is committed to the principle that planned tourism activities will have no more than a minor or transitory impact on the #Antarctic environment. Find out more at https://t.co/llfgTbK9Dz ©️ Dylan Taylor#iaato30 #weareiaato
05:55 - 13 of February 2021
As the IAATO celebrates 30 years in 2021, Dir. of Environment & Science Coordination Amanda Lynnes reflects on the changing landscape of female empowerment & equality in polar science: https://t.co/y0zqEjkztV 🧑🔬 #womeninSTEM #WomenScienceDay #polarwomen #weareiaato
08:00 - 11 of February 2021
Did you know…? As well as Antarctica, most of our members also operate expeditions to environmentally sensitive areas such as the Arctic and the Amazon, as well as educational excursions to all seven continents. #weareiaato #responsibletourism #iaato30
06:36 - 09 of February 2021
An important element in conscientious visitor management is forward-planning based on long-term understanding of the industry. Our AGM, & other virtual meetings help us evolve guidelines to protect #Antarctica while enabling visitors to have an enriching, educational experience.
06:10 - 08 of February 2021
IAATO operators are working towards reducing single-use plastic in their operations, but guests can support their efforts by reducing the number of disposable items they bring, use and dispose of during their expedition. ©️ @glr.photo #iaato30 #weareiaato
03:01 - 07 of February 2021
IAATO is an industry group that’s resolved to set the highest tourism operating standards in our effort to protect #Antarctica. This effort is unique, & the challenge to maintain environmentally #responsibletourism exists to this extent in no other region of the world.
03:02 - 06 of February 2021
IAATO doesn’t allow recreational use of drones in the coastal areas of Antarctica. Commercial use is only allowed in coastal areas if the activity is covered by the IAATO Operator’s permit/authorization and/or the pilot has approval from the IAATO Operator. ©️ Genna Roland
05:55 - 05 of February 2021