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MEX - A Deep Dive with Sharks in Mexico's Sea of Cortez: Then and Now

How wildlife is fighting to thrive in the Mexican sea, which captured the hearts of Jacques Cousteau and John Steinbeck.

Mid-Atlantic
Tourism

NC - Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports more than 2.6 million visitors as of October 31, 2022

With 230,135 visitors recorded in October, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is on track to have another busy year in 2022, with total visitation close to record-breaking 2021.

International
Tourism

UK - Ground-breaking survey highlights importance of sea and coast to people in Wales

People in Wales believe that visits to the sea and coast support their mental and physical well-being, according to the findings of a survey focussed on people’s relationship and understanding of our oceans.

International
Tourism

ESP - How to feel the spirit of Spain's unspoiled northern coast Lonely

With its cliff-crashing waves, moody landscapes, and incredible recipes, northern Spain is a gorgeously green gem overlooked by many travelers. Its dramatic coasts and rugged mountains have been home to unique cultures and traditions, from the Celtic Galicians to the mysterious Basques, for millennia.

Southeast
Tourism

FL - Martin and St. Lucie Counties Launch Season 2 of the “Don’t Come Here” Podcast Launched

The tourism offices of Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin Counties announce the launch of season two of the Don’t Come Here: Stories of the Treasure Coast podcast.

Northeast
Tourism

NY - Reflections on a boardwalk: Rockaway Beach 10 years after Sandy

It was one of the last warm summer nights, where people try to squeeze every last drop out of the season as it crashes to its close; and the Rockaway Boardwalk was alive with cyclists, roller skaters, musicians, and dance parties.

International
Tourism

Seychelles - Diving in the Garden of Eden

The Seychelles archipelago was reckoned by Arab sailors in ancient times to be the fabled Garden of Eden, and AL HORNSBY reckons the reality can more than live up to its hyperbolic reputation.

Mid-Atlantic
Tourism

NC - Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports more than 2.4 million visitors as of September 30, 2022

With 358,962 visitors recorded in September, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is on track to have another banner year for visitation in 2022.

International
Tourism

NOR - Norway’s CEO Evangelist for Electric Cruise Ships

Having seen the impact of climate change firsthand, Hurtigruten Group's Daniel Skjeldam is driven by a powerful motivation to innovate even if it means eating the associated higher costs of electricity-powered ships to drive the industry forward. Hopefully other cruise operators will come around.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - County to launch parking fee pilot program at popular West Hawai‘i beach park

Hawai‘i County is launching a one-year pilot program to implement a non-resident parking fee at Kahaluʻu Beach Park, effective Dec. 1.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Maui Visitors and Residents Square Off Starting Here

Maui has great resorts and many of them. It also has a large and much-improved airport, and the Valley Isle succeeded in attracting the most flights (including widebody) to Hawaii of any airport other than Honolulu.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Why Tour Groups Are Barred From Stopping At Some Honolulu Beaches But Not Others

The City Council is considering halting commercial activity at Kokololio Beach. Residents and tour companies say beach-by-beach bans push the problem down the road and don’t solve the overall problem.

International
Tourism

South Africa - White shark cage diving – plan to bring chumming closer to shore splits opinions

Great white shark populations are dwindling around Cape Town. In an effort to save the industry, the environment minister has proposed extending the operating area for False Bay’s cage diving. But surfers and other beach users don’t relish the potential risk of more sharks in the area.

Caribbean
Tourism

Carib - Sargassum Season Is Almost Over In Cancun

This month, sargassum levels in Cancun and Quintana Roo are predicted to drop rapidly. Monitoring by the state’s Secretary of the Navy of Mexico (Semar) has shown that no massive arrivals of the seaweed are expected to arrive on Cancun’s shores from this week onwards.

Coastwide
Tourism

Eco-friendly credentials not benefiting hotels financially, study says Peer-Reviewed Publication

PULLMAN, Wash. – Many travelers say they would prefer to stay at eco-friendly hotels, but lodging facilities don’t benefit financially from acquiring certification for green business practices, new research shows.

Southeast
Tourism

FL - Cigarette butts remain the majority of litter found on Florida coasts

In 2020, 460,532 items were picked up from the coasts including 52,646 cigarette butts.