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Sarasota County will dedicate $20 million toward the Nathan Benderson Park project and plans to reallocate money budgeted for tourism promotion
Sea turtles continue to play a key role in the Cayman Islands economy. But the iconic sea creatures have become more valuable alive than dead.
As Mote seeks $20 million in public funds from Sarasota County for an aquarium at Nathan Benderson Park, the county could divert tax dollars from tourism promotion and arts programming.
Conservation groups and tourism operators in the South-West are protesting plans to develop the Margaret River Region's Cape to Cape Track.
With more than eighty percent of our ocean unexplored and unmapped, there may be a lot more sea creatures, lost sunken cities, shipwrecks and other mysteries that we will never know and possibly never get to discover.
The southbound lane of North Upper Truckee Road in Tahoe often turns into a parking lot on a Sunday afternoon, especially during the winter ski season. The two-lane road is a popular bypass with tourists trying to avoid Highway 50 traffic on their return home after a weekend in the mountains.
Shetland's tourism industry has reiterated its opposition to the introduction of a local tourism tax which is currently considered by local authorities across Scotland as a way of raising millions of pounds of additional funds to invest in public services and infrastructure.
From the 1950s to ’70s, hundreds of motels were built in The Wildwoods. Now, in the age of Airbnb, only half of them are still in operation.
VISITORS and locals across Scotland are invited to ‘dip their toes’ into Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 with a range of early-year activity across January and February celebrating the forthcoming themed year.
An oil spill, toxic algae blooms and two hurricanes left their marks
Our waters have made us who we are. All of us are connected to the sea. Rarely are we, here in Scotland, more than a couple of hours' drive from the coast, and in some of our major cities, right there on its shimmering, sometimes gale-ravaged, shores.
Hotels, apartments and other tourist establishments in Mombasa and other Coastal areas have recorded 100 per cent bookings.
After logging a record 10.2 million visitors in 2018, the tourism industry in Volusia County struggled to maintain momentum this year in the face of challenges that included a costly brush with a Labor Day hurricane and the looming prospect of a cloudier economic forecast.
Combing the Red Sea beach at an Egyptian luxury resort, workers find bagfuls of plastic garbage—but the news isn't all bad, thanks to a new environmental initiative.
When Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsundays in 2017, one of the many tourist hotspots that sustained serious damage was the Reefworld Pontoon – a remote outpost that gives divers easy access to the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Barrier Reef, as well as providing amenities like food and bathrooms.
Beach communities are well familiar with such hazards as storms, floods, and erosion. And with more frequent and intense rainstorms associated with rising sea levels, the problems created by these weather events will get worse with the climate emergency, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Already, some of America’s most popular beaches have lost a considerable amount of shoreline.
Fast Facts: Karenia Brevis is the organism that forms red tide. Experts say red tide begins naturally; However, human activities have the potential to influence red tide. Red tide is poisonous to wildlife and can be deadly. ‘Brevetoxin,’ which is found in red tide, is what causes people to cough and have respiratory irritation. The ‘brevetoxin’ is not known to be linked to neurological diseases in humans.
Visit Florida touts a “return on investment” by taxpayers, but that hasn’t always been the case.
The Tillamook Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the opening of a tourism-related facilities grant round, opening Wednesday, Dec. 11. To bring us up to present, the county collects transient lodging tax (TLT) from qualifying overnight rentals throughout Tillamook County.
Two kilometres from the famous Busselton jetty lies a mountain of seagrass that is causing big problems for locals.
Currently, 75 percent of the tourist tax is used for items like beach renourishment, marketing by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and convention center operations. The remainder goes to the county-owned BB&T Center, which is home to the Florida Panthers professional hockey team.
HALF MOON ISLAND, AntarcticaThe swimsuit-clad tourists leap into the icy water, gasping at the shock, and startling a gaggle of penguins.They are spectators at the end of the world, luxury visitors experiencing a vulnerable ecosystem close-up.And their very presence might accelerate its demise.
A menacing white foam covered one of India's most famous beaches in Chennai for the fourth straight day Monday creating a new pollution hazard for the country.
We have all been to places which are magnificent in their natural splendor but are so congested with people who love them that the experience is degraded along with the natural environment. In this case we are talking about the Sonoma County Coastline which stretches from Marin to Mendocino.
New Delhi: Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Babul Supriyo said that the Ministry has embarked upon a program for ‘Blue Flag’ certification for select beaches in the country.
For tourists looking for a small surfside town to stroll along the ocean, St. Augustine Beach is the perfect getaway