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In today’s program, we will talk about ”Polar Tours”.
Trips to the polar regions have witnessed explosive growth in China in the past few years. The number of visitors to the South Pole and the Arctic Pole has surged to records.
According to statistics of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, China contributed the world’s second largest number of tourists to the South Pole, second only to the United States. The number of Chinese tourists has increased 40 times, from less than 100 in 2008 to 3944 in 2016.
As the market demand increases, the tourism products of polar tours are more and more diversified, and the price varies greatly. The tourism products include direct flights to the South Pole, concerts at the polar area, cruise trips, travel in a chartered ship and so on.
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