The Press Office

The IAATO Communications Team is on hand to support members of the press, media organisations and researchers with their enquiries.

Welcome to the IAATO Press Office

We aim to create engaging, educationally enriching communications with which to share and explain the work of IAATO, advocate and promote the practice of safe and environmentally responsible travel to the Antarctic, and create a corps of ambassadors for the region.

The IAATO Communications Team manages all media relations for the organisation, from creating and issuing press releases and developing blog content to sharing updates about robust new operational protocols, the latest visitor figures, research, and citizen science initiatives.

We facilitate interviews with members of IAATO, give background briefings on issues relating to responsible tourism operations in Antarctica, and support media organisations with digital media requests.

Looking for IAATO’s latest visitor numbers at a glance?

IAATO has been carefully monitoring, analysing and reporting Antarctic tourism trends since 1991 as part of its commitment to the effective self-management of guest activities.

Scroll down for an overview of the 2022/23 season (as of May 8, 2023) or visit our Data and Statistics Page to make an information request.

Cruise-Only Visitors

32,730

Landed Visits

71,346

Deep Field Visitors

821

Contact the Press Office

The IAATO Communications Team is on hand to support members of the press, media organisations and researchers with their enquiries regarding responsible Antarctic tourism. Click the button below to email our team and include the following information within your request:

  • Your name and organisation
  • The information you are requesting
  • Your publication deadline

For interview requests please also include your time zone.

Make an Enquiry