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Is COVID-19 helping or hindering effective management of Antarctic tourism?


Nielsen, HE and Cajiao, D and Roldan, G and Benayas, J and Herbert, A and Leung, Y-F and Tejedo, P and Dicina, V, Is COVID-19 helping or hindering effective management of Antarctic tourism?, Polar Perspectives, Polar Institute, Washington, DC, 10, March (2022) [Report Other]

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Antarctica is the most isolated continent on Earth, and ship-based tourism is the main access route for people to visit the place. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted Antarctic tourism, disrupting both travel to the continent and the management of human activity in Antarctica. Here we present a short overview of (1) the Antarctic tourism status quo during the COVID-19 pandemic and (2) a SWOT analysis of the future challenges and opportunities COVID-19 poses for those operating in such a remote wilderness area. We suggest that the pause in Antarctic tourism caused by the pandemic offers a unique opportunity to consider a more adaptive model of Antarctic tourism management rather than return to business as usual.

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Item Type:Report Other
Keywords:tourism, Antarctica, policy, environment, pandemic, regulation
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Nielsen, HE (Dr Hanne Nielsen)
ID Code:151809
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2022-08-05
Last Modified:2022-08-08

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