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IAATO Announces Results of 23rd Annual Meeting and Antarctic Tourism Statistics for 2011-12 Season

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Providence, RHODE ISLAND – An expanded Executive Committee and reorganized Secretariat, new rules of procedure for compliance and dispute resolution issues, and a Marine Committee Safety Advisory were just some of the actions adopted at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) earlier this month.
IAATO also released final tourism statistics for the 2011-12 Antarctic season, which concluded in early April. The total number of tourists to the region traveling with IAATO operators was 26,519, a decrease of 22 percent from last year’s total of 33,824.
More than 100 members, invited guests and IAATO staff from 15 different countries participated in this year’s meeting, held May 1-3. The busy three-day agenda included approval by Members of many measures relevant to IAATO’s mission to advocate and practice safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctica…
Visit the News from IAATO page of our website for the full press release…

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