Tourism

Southeast
Tourism

Senate Ties Tourism Funding to Sunscreen

Florida Senate leaders are putting up money to keep the state’s tourism arm alive, despite an effort by the state House to scrap the agency.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Mississippi Aquarium spurs development in downtown Gulfport

The $93 million Mississippi Aquarium is coming out of the ground on the East Beach service road in Gulfport, on track to open late this year or by early 2020.

International
Tourism

American builds wall on a beach in Yucatan

While the US president, Donald Trump, is looking for funds to finance the construction of the controversial wall on the border with Mexico, a US citizen, in just a matter of days, raised a fence in the Mexican state of Yucatan with which he closed the access of a public beach near his home.

Southeast
Tourism

Florida House Cuts Tourism, Economic Development Money

ALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida would only be funded for three months, while Enterprise Florida wouldn’t get any state money as part of a budget proposal released Tuesday by a House panel for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

International
Tourism

Tourists are flocking to locations threatened by climate change. That only makes things worse.

“Last-chance tourism” is hastening the decline of destinations like the Florida Reef and the Galapagos Islands.

Southeast
Tourism

Show me the money: Surfside joins other local cities in wanting to keep tax dollars

South Carolina - Surfside Beach is the next municipality looking to bring extra revenue into their community at the expense of Horry County.

International
Tourism

Ambitious bid to save Lanka’s remaining ‘untouched’ reefs

Kayankerni and several other coastal zones to be declared Marine Protection Areas

Caribbean
Tourism

Government vows to continue Riviera Maya sargasso battle

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Officials from Cancun to Tulum continue to fight the issue of sargasso that has begun to arrive on state beaches. The continual abundance of the sea weed remains a critical issue for the state as the sargasso slowly returns to the region.

International
Tourism

Dark and deadly secret: Inside Dubai's luxurious island paradise that never came to be

At first glance it seems to be the ultimate playground for the rich, but this stunning island archipelago has a dark and deadly secret.

Southeast
Tourism

Wrightsville Beach begins $3-an-hour paid parking ahead of summer

Wrightsville Beach’s seasonal paid parking kicks in Friday with a new hourly fee of $3, which goes toward several project including beach renourishment.