During the workshop, it quickly became clear that there are not very big expectations for the 2020 season – and the main focus, therefore, was on how cruise tourism can be restarted in a safe way. The participants discussed, among other things, suggestions for alternative cruise products, and solutions for the period until the situation can be normalised again.
The second part of the workshop focused on how we can secure that the development of the cruise tourism industry takes into consideration both the capacity of Greenland and Greenland’s wishes about tourism growth.
“Visit Greenland wants a responsible development of cruise tourism, and, therefore, we arranged the workshop in cooperation with AECO, which represents many small and medium cruise operators, and which makes many demands of their members around sustainable cruise operations in the Arctic. We look forward to continuing the dialogue between all stakeholders, and the cooperation with AECO,” says Julia Pars, Director of Visit Greenland.
The following persons can be contacted:
Anders U. la Cour Vahl
Assistant Director | AECO – Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Cell: +299 55 25 34