Antarctica’s first tourists arrived in 1958. In those days, visitor numbers were very small. But today, thanks to an increase in cruise ships, about 28,000 tourists visit the continent every year - more than three times the number that visited 15 years ago.
Antarctica is no place to get a suntan, and temperatures are freezing all year round. What’s more, there are no restaurants, shops, theatres or nightclubs.
So why do people go there?
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