Tourism

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.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

FL - County to consider steering tourist tax money toward Mote aquarium

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.

International
Tourism

Australia - Trouble on the Track: Locals 'worried' by Cape to Cape concept

Conservation groups and tourism operators in the South-West are protesting plans to develop the Margaret River Region's Cape to Cape Track.

International
Tourism

World - 20 Images Of Strange Things We Can Only Find At The Bottom Of The Ocean

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.

West Coast
Tourism

Destination Management: 'You have a bunch of hungover 20-year-olds': Locals sound off on Tahoe tourists

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.

International
Tourism

UK - Tourism industry and council oppose visitor tax

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.

Northeast
Tourism

NJ - South Jersey's Mid-Century Modern Motels, in All Their Neon Glory

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.

International
Tourism

Scotland - Wave of excitement builds for the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020

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.

Southeast
Tourism

A decade of environmental traumas hurt Florida industry

An oil spill, toxic algae blooms and two hurricanes left their marks

International
Tourism

Scotland - Water babies. Why our coast and waters make us who we are

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.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

FL - Navarre Beach bed tax continues rising

NAVARRE BEACH — Every year from about October through February, Julie White scrawls ‘slow shoulder season’ on her check list.

International
Tourism

Kenyan coast hotels and traders record booming business

Hotels, apartments and other tourist establishments in Mombasa and other Coastal areas have recorded 100 per cent bookings.

Southeast
Tourism

FL - Volusia tourism weathers the storm in 2019

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.

International
Tourism

Egypt beach resorts fight global scourge of plastic trash

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.

International
Tourism

Australia’s first underwater hotel has opened on the Great Barrier Reef

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.

Coastwide
Tourism

30 American Beaches That May Soon Disappear

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.

Southeast
Tourism

Red tide in Southwest Florida: What you need to know

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.

International
Tourism

The 25 Best Beaches From Around the World

The cold weather months are just getting started, but you can beat the winter blues.

Southeast
Tourism

FL Opinion: Funding Visit Florida is not a budget priority for our state

Visit Florida touts a “return on investment” by taxpayers, but that hasn’t always been the case.

Pacific Northwest
Tourism

OR: Transient Lodging Tax Tourism-related facilities grant round open

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.

International
Tourism

AU - Busselton locals sick of dangerous, smelly seagrass built up on beach

Two kilometres from the famous Busselton jetty lies a mountain of seagrass that is causing big problems for locals.

Southeast
Tourism

FL - Guests will pay more to stay in Broward County next year

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.

Arctic & Antarctica
Tourism

Antarctica tourism: the quest for Earth's vulnerable extremes

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.

International
Tourism

Toxin-laced bubbles cause pollution hazard on Indian beach

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.

West Coast
Tourism

CA - How to Avoid Loving a Place to Death: Cumulative Impacts & Land Use Policy

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.

International
Tourism

13 Indian beaches identified for Danish Blue Flag certification: MoS Environment

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.

Southeast
Tourism

FL - In St. Augustine Beach, officials say tourists don’t generate revenue needed to cover costs

For tourists looking for a small surfside town to stroll along the ocean, St. Augustine Beach is the perfect getaway