Latest King George Island Stories

2009-08-31 14:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In an industry first, Crystal Cruises is offering just six intrepid holiday travelers a new two-day excursion to the windiest, coldest and least populated continent on the planet. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090831/LA68374) In below freezing temperatures, the brand new rugged and rare overland excursion will take Crystal guests to King George Island, Antarctica. Brave adventurers will trek through remote villages and a petrified...

2009-02-12 12:40:00

The suffering economy has slowed tourism to Antarctica, much to the delight of environmentalists who seek to avoid any further damage to the world's last big wilderness, Reuters reported. The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) said the number of visitors to the icy continent is likely to fall to 39,000 in the 2008-09 summer season from a record 46,000 a year ago. Steve Wellmeier, executive director of the association, projected those numbers could rebound to...

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