The Arctic Marine Tourism Project (AMTP) Workshop Report has been published on the PAME webpage.
In broad terms the AMTP is attempting to identify issues or gaps where the Arctic Council can add value by articulating best practices in relation to vessel-based Arctic tourism. In undertaking this project PAME seeks to produce a best practices document that:
1) avoids duplication by being aware of existing guidelines and best practices;
2) identifies existing best practices while also determining any practical problem areas or actual issues requiring some resolution;
3) takes into account regional variations, categories of tourist/vessel operations, various stakeholder perspectives, and practical usability of a best practices document; and
4) considers the intended audience(s) for development of best practices.
The workshop advanced understanding on all these matters and generated a solid basis for further work on the AMTP.