If you can decide quickly and want to see, where LT&C once started, or if you have never been in the Arctic, or if you want to make a very special present to a friend, you should get interested in this last-minute offer of LT&C-member Oceanwide Expeditions and register for the expedition through LT&C. As LT&C-member you can join on a 40% reduced price.
It all started in the 90s when cooperation between conservation NGOs and Arctic tour operators resulted in new national parks and improved environmental policies for Svalbard. Norway even set the goal to make Svalbard the best-managed wilderness area in the world. Building on this success, WWF with partners from tourism business and research, developed the Arctic tourism
guidelines “Linking Tourism & Conservation in the Arctic”, which were distributed in several Arctic languages.
Meanwhile several examples in the world have been described (so called “LT&C Examples“; Svalbard is just one of them), where the cooperation between conservation and tourism had led to the establishment of protected areas or the support and improvement of their management. It is now time to make these examples better known, learn from them and identify incentives and tools to replicate or boost them.
In this context, in recent years study tours to the Arctic have been conducted, where the LT&C concept was presented on site. Thereby tours around Svalbard, where many aspects of the entire circumpolar Arctic can be shown in a nutshell, have proved to be in particular inspiring and motivating.
Our Dutch tour-operating partner and LT&C member, “Oceanwide Expeditions” has provided us with the following 4 different 9-day voyages in August as special offer for our members. Click on their description of these 4 opportunities to circumnavigate Spitsbergen:
- OTL12, Aug 03 – 12, 2017 (9 nights), LYR – Around Spitsbergen – LYR
- PLA13, Aug 11 – 20, 2017 (9 nights), LYR – Around Spitsbergen – LYR, German speaking voyage
- OTL13, Aug 12 – 21, 2017 (9 nights), LYR – Around Spitsbergen – LYR
- OTL14, Aug 21 – 12, 2017 (9 nights), LYR – Around Spitsbergen – LYR
On the prices you read there you get as an LT&C member a discount of 40% if you indicate your interest to us: