Tourists enjoy the hot springs of the crater lake of Deception Island, Antarctica. Prior to 1966, human activity in Antarctica was limited to the early explorers, those seeking fortune in the exploitation of seals and whales, and more recently to scientific research and exploration. Photo: AFP

Surge in Chinese tourists drives rise in Antarctica visitors

While the threat of the frozen continent’s ice sheet melting worries scientists, records number of wealthy adventurers scramble to get to the once inaccessible land mass before the party’s over

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Tourists enjoy the hot springs of the crater lake of Deception Island, Antarctica. Prior to 1966, human activity in Antarctica was limited to the early explorers, those seeking fortune in the exploitation of seals and whales, and more recently to scientific research and exploration. Photo: AFP
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