Tourism: Stats and Facts.
Tourist Numbers in Antarctic
Summer Season Total
2006-06 15,500 – 22,000 (estimates)
(Source: IAATO (2002)
Means of travel 2000/01 Summer Season
11,997 travelled aboard commercially
organised tour vessels
112 travelled aboard chartered yachts
139 participated in land based expeditions
with air support
12,248 tourists in total
In addition 2,041passengers took over
flights without landings
(6 flights all departing from Australia)
Cruises departing from Argentina
or Chile US$3,500 –US$20,000 depending on luxury level
Cruises departing from Bluff (NZ)
or Hobart US$9,500 – US$14,500 depending on luxury level
Overflights from Sydney or Melbourne
A$900- A$4,200 depending on seating/views
Private overland expeditions into
the interior US$10,000- US$20,000
Main areas visited by ship voyages
125 went to the Antarctic Peninsular
5 went to the Ross Sea Region
131 Antarctic ship voyages in total
trends – Stats and Facts
the Statistical information
· Refer to Figure 1. Construct a line graph to show the increase
in tourism numbers from the 1990-91 summer season to 2005-06 summer season.
· Calculate the % increase in tourist numbers between 1990-91 and
2000-01 and between 2000-1 and 2005-06.
trend line on your graph for another 5 years and estimate the likely number of tourists for 2010-2011 summer season.
- Refer to Figure 2. What currently are the two most popular modes of travel used by tourists
to view Antarctica? If adventure tourism increases in numbers, as it is predicted to do, which category
do you think is most likely to undergo a significant increase in growth? Support your answer with a reason.
Figure 4. Construct a pie graph to show the main areas visited by tourists. Provide three reasons why the Antarctic Peninsular
is the more popular destination.
- Refer to Figure 3. Suggest why Antarctica is such an expensive
place to visit. Why do you think the lowest price trips departing from New Zealand are more expensive than the lowest price trips departing from South America?