Elke Sleurs, state secretary for Science, examines how a tourist to travel to the Belgian Princess Elisabeth base in Antarctica can stop it.
“The organisers may yet not be a journey to organize to a polar base that is not theirs,” she says through her spokesperson.
Through the South African website polarnova.co.sat may interested for 19,000 euro to take a trip to Antarctica. The departure is scheduled for december 29th from the airport of the South African Cape town, on 2 January 2017, in return the participants back.
Noteworthy: according to the website the journey will be made possible by the International Polar Foundation polar explorer Alain Hubert, with whom the government Sleurs been for a while quarrelling. In a press release denied the IPF, however, that the tourist travel to the polar base.
What there also is, secretary of state Sleurs is “all on the watch to make the journey to stop,” says her spokesperson. “I suspect that we also will contact that company, because the organizers can not travel organize to a polar base that is not theirs? “(Belga)