Courtenay has always had a passion for exploring new places. She started travelling the world at a young age and has lived in Ireland, Australia and Denmark. The highlight of her travels was the three months spent on board the icebreaker Klhebnikov in Antarctica in 2009, followed by a trip to the North Pole in 2010. Courtenay joined the Quark Expeditions team in the summer of 2008 as a Tourism Marketing Management intern, and is now happy to be a member of the Marketing team.
Why do you think it’s important to travel to the Polar Regions?
For most of the world, these amazing places are only ever seen on TV or in books. The true beauty of the Arctic or Antarctica is something you have to see to believe. Visitors to the Polar Regions come back home and are inspired to educate others and help preserve these pristine areas.