Tourism research in the 90s

William C. Gartner, Stephen F. Witt

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-424
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994

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The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has held an annual open meeting with Antarctic tour operators at its Washington DC headquarters since 1989. These meetings provide an important communication forum for tour operators conducting tourism in Antarctica (whether they are based in or market tours in the United States) and the US National Science Foundation, the agency responsible for overseeing the US Antarctic Program (USAP). Each meeting establishes the schedule for tour ship visits at US scientific research stations in the Antarctic for the coming season, including dates and numbers of visits allotted to ships, and relays important procedural information for visits. This report outlines agenda items and developments arising from the two most recently held meetings (8 July 1992 and 8 July 1993). Handout materials are distributed before meetings begin and contain useful information, including meeting agenda, list of participants, Peninsula, Palmer and McMurdo ship schedules, projected Antarctic tourist activity for the coming season, statistics on Antarctic sites visited by tourists, NSF observer reports on the previous season’s activity, various NSF publications, and other relevant documents. The two most recent NSF/Antarctic Tour Operators Meetings followed a similar agenda with a few notable differences (Tables 1 and 2). Thirty-one

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