Tourism

International
Tourism

NZ - How the sands have shifted on Awaroa, 'New Zealand's beach'

Awaroa Beach was bought by New Zealanders through a crowd funding campaign. The Beach sits in the middle of the Abel Tasman National Park. The park is categorised as one of the countries great walks, and is popular with tourists over the warmer months.

Coastwide
Tourism

Science and storytelling: How Iberostar is engaging staff and guests with ocean issues beyond plastics

In the wake of 'Blue Planet 2', hospitality and leisure companies found themselves at the sharp end of the so-called war on plastics. But now that the sector's plastic phase-out is underway, how can it use its many touch-points to drive engagement across a broader range of environmental issues?

Southeast
Tourism

FL - Port Everglades Receives Designation for Harbor Deepening and Widening

Port Everglades has received a construction “New Start” designation in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) FY 2020 Work Plan, released today, according to a statement.

International
Tourism

UK - Criticism of plans for more beach huts in Poole is withdrawn – after scheme is downsized yet again

OPPOSITION to the construction of more beach huts at Flaghead Chine has been withdrawn after plans were scaled back for a third time.

International
Tourism

The surfonomics of Guarda do Embaú

Two Brazilian researchers studied the impact of surf tourism on the local economy of Guarda do Embaú, a World Surfing Reserve.

Pacific Northwest
Tourism

OR - Oregon’s North Coast Bands Together to Manage Regional Tourism Impacts

Brand Story- Oregon’s North Coast — Astoria at the north end, Neskowin at the south end — is one of the most visited regions in the state.

Coastwide
Tourism

Top 10 Best College Spring Break Destinations

Spring break is nearing and while some students plan to go back home and relax, others desire more of an adventure. Here are 10 spring break destinations fit for a college student’s adventure desires and budget.

International
Tourism

Mexico - Mexico’s Last Countercultural Coast

On a wild stretch of Pacific shoreline, Costa Chica draws artists, architects, surfers, yogis and “naughty friends.”

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

FL - Fish & Wildlife Commission says Red tide is again present in Bay County

According to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report, background concentrations of the toxic algae were observed in the county.

Mid-Atlantic
Tourism

SC - Visit Myrtle Beach, S.C., Announces Latest New Developments

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina continues to rank as one of the fastest-growing family and vacation destinations in the nation, attracting approximately 20 million visitors annually. Given its accessibility and variety of attractions for couples and families alike, the Myrtle Beach area received several new accolades in 2019 including being ranked number one on USA Today's list of "50 Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live," one of Yahoo! Finance's "30 Most Affordable U.S. Vacations for Families," and one of Southern Living's "The South's Best Beach Towns 2019." The following is the latest information on new tourism developments in the region.

Caribbean
Tourism

USVI - Famed Caneel Bay yet to recover from Hurricane damage – two years on

Quarrels with the National Park Service over environmental testing and labour disputes with full-time employees, Emily Palmer explains, have kept this Caribbean paradise shuttered two years after it was devastated by hurricanes – even while the rest of the island recovers

Pacific Northwest
Tourism

OR - Oregon Coast Public Art Trail back on track

With new staff and new plans in place, the Oregon Coast Public Art Trail is on the path to a more promising future.

International
Tourism

Australia - Australia's First Underwater Hotel Lets You Sleep Next to Fish in the Great Barrier Reef

As exciting new developments crop up, the question about their impact on one of the world's most fragile environments remains.

Pacific Northwest
Tourism

OR - A drive down Oregon’s northern coast

Something bright peaked out from beneath the thick layer of clouds above my car — something I hadn’t seen for weeks, something overwhelmingly bright. I pulled over the car alongside the empty, cliff-side highway. Waves 100 feet below crashed against the rocks while two seagulls cried, playing a game of tag in front of me.

Coastwide
Tourism

Turning a Hotel ‘Plastic-Free’

One Thai resort shows what dedication it takes to lead the way in sustainability

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

FL - Sarasota County to steer $20 million for Mote aquarium

Sarasota County will dedicate $20 million toward the Nathan Benderson Park project and plans to reallocate money budgeted for tourism promotion

Caribbean
Tourism

Cayman Islands - From consumption to conservation: Turtles still crucial to Cayman’s economy

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.