The Half Moon Island near Antarctica is now proving to be the springboard for a new form of tourism taking place. The island is part of the Southern Shetland Islands, suzerainty to which is divided and sometimes even disputer between Argentina, Chile and the UK. This year, the total number of visitors to the Antarctic Peninsula is about eighty- thousand, thus representing a forty percent rise from last year. The Chilean Antarctic Institute, calls Antarctica as “like the heart of the earth”, as coined by its director. The tour operators need to ensure that all their tourism initiatives follow environmentally sustainable practices. The key business innovation in this entire process is to let humans swim in the waters with penguins, sea lions and other maritime creatures.


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