The reduction of ice in the Arctic region has opened up possibilities for shorter trade routes and, now, increased tourism by cruise ships. The Crystal Serenity is embarking on a cruise through the Northwest Passage, raising alarm among the local Inuit populations and Arctic researchers concerned about the potential detrimental effects of increased tourism in the region.
Inuit fear they will be overwhelmed as ‘extinction tourism’ descends on Arctic
By Robin McKie
August 20, 2016