Resolution Seeks to Place New Limits On Tourism
There are now many fears that tourism development will destroy the fragile landscape of the frozen content. According to an article in The Telegraph, British officials are now seeking a resolution to place limits on future tourism developments. This would include measures such as ship proximity to land as well as the number of landings. I think that this is a good step towards a more sustainable use of the continent. This is our last region of the globe with limited visible human impact. I believe we must sustain that aspect of Antarctica. That does not mean that I am advocating for the elimination of tourism. I strongly believe that you cannot protect what you do not love.
There are also many other risks. Many of these are to the tourist themselves. Despite the vast quantity of comforts that allow for Antarctica to be experienced as a tourist destination, we must not forget the harsh environment which remains. Each year we see several ships which in need of rescuing. This is an element unique to the destination. We must keep the safety of Antarctic tourists at the top of our list of priorities. Despite the efforts of the british officials the new treaty has been tabled for 32nd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.
I am a traveler, a student, a vagabond, a business owner, an entrepreneur and a dreamer. My name is Stuart Derman and welcome to the Digital Vagabond. The purpose of this blog is to integrate my personal travel experiences with trends and issues within the tourism field. My background is in electronic marketing within the tourism field.