Responsible Tourism In the Arctic

Ship to Shore Traveler is a member of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). AECO was founded in 2003 and is an international organization dedicated to manage respectable, environmentally-friendly and safe expeditions in the Arctic.

Members agree that expedition cruises and tourism in the Arctic must be carried out with the utmost consideration for the vulnerable natural environment, local cultures and cultural remains, as well as the challenging safety hazards at sea and on land. AECO-members are obligated to operate in accordance with national and international laws and regulations and agreed upon AECO by-laws and guidelines.

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