Polar Tourism Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Classification (Antarctic, Arctic, The Himalayas, Others), By Application (Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boomers), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jan 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614275
  • Pages : 124

Tourism in Antarctica is said to begin from its coastline. The Antarctic region is located in the Southern Hemisphere whereas, in the northern hemisphere, the artic region is located. These are regarded to be some of the coldest places on the planet where a majority of the world’s ice and snow are found. Moreover, these regions in the warmer months showcase their beautiful flora and fauna. The Arctic region constitutes very attractive ecosystems which are regarded to be one of the reasons for the increasing number of tourists.

Tourism in its entirety for the development of socioeconomic is considered highly advantageous. In this regard, Antarctica and the Arctic tourism sector for socioeconomic development are considered to be imperative as they bring forward relatively new tourism activities.

Environmental Protocol made some provisions for the Antarctic Treaty mainly for the purpose to address tourism. However, there are provisions of the protocol that do go some way towards minimizing the adverse impacts on tourists. This is due to the fact that, if it is approved, the convention will apply to all visitors to the Antarctic, whether they are there on official business or personal excursions. An International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators is an organization that has been banded together and formed by cruise companies in Antarctica.

Factors such as improvements in transport technologies, the increase in disposable income, a rise in the population followed by rigorous promotion by the tourism industry and a moderate climate are causing an increase in the market of Polar tourism. Additionally, the growth of the polar tourism industry will benefit from an increase in the number of individuals utilizing the internet to create videos. But

There are also factors that are constraining the Polar tourism market such as the frequent changes in the climatic conditions which are occurring as a result of an increase in global warming in the region.

Unprecedented attention in Arctic regions will drive the market growth

In the  Arctic region, the number of tourists visiting the Arctic is increasing day by day which is creating favorable conditions for the polar tourism market. Even though the number of tourists visiting this region is regarded to be low as compared to other nations or other parts of the world still there is an increase in tourist interactions which is mainly because of three major reasons. These three major reasons can be regarded as attraction places which are found such as the Northern Lights,  the mountain scenery as well as the animals which draws visitors to the Arctic region. The climatic, physical, and developmental characteristics of the Arctic, Antarctic, and Himalayan regions are discussed in polar tourism. These areas draw tourists because of the stunning scenery and diverse fauna, including polar animals and the Northern Lights (aurora Borealis) regions. Additionally, the arctic region has a huge demand for ice landscapes, which has led to an expansion of the polar tourism industry.

Geographical Insights

Due to an increase in the higher disposable income of the population found in the North American region, the polar tourism market can grow efficiently. This region constitutes high investment opportunities, especially in the tourism sector which is driving market players to expand their businesses toward the polar tourism market.  Such reasons are the ones that indicate that the region of North America will grow significantly during the forecast period. The Asia Pacific is also anticipated to have significant growth throughout the anticipated period as a result of investments in the tourist sector and rising public interest in wildlife and the natural world.

Key developments

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  • By Classification
    • Antarctic
    • Arctic
    • The Himalayas
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Millennial
    • Generation X
    • Baby Boomers
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Antarctic

5.3. Arctic

5.4. The Himalayas

5.5. Others



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Millennial

6.3. Generation X

6.4. Baby Boomers



7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. Germany

7.4.2. France

7.4.3. United Kingdom

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. South Korea

7.6.4. India

7.6.5. Taiwan

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Others



8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



9.1. Lindblad Expeditions

9.2. TUI Group

9.3. Thomas Cook Group

9.4. Jet2 Holidays

9.5. Cox and Kings Ltd

9.6. Travcoa

9.7. Scott Dunn

9.8. Abercrombie and Kent Ltd

9.9. Micato Safaris

Lindblad Expeditions

TUI Group

Thomas Cook Group

Jet2 Holidays

Cox and Kings Ltd


Scott Dunn

Abercrombie and Kent Ltd

Micato Safaris