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Southeast
Tourism

FL - House seeks answers on fighting red tide horrors

A lethal enemy breeds near the bottom of the sea. It rises from the ocean like a red blob when the time comes, and the dead husks and shells of large sea creatures wash ashore. First, it comes for the fish, then the sea turtles, and ultimately the coastal tourism economy.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

MS - Mississippi’s largest tourism board is on the brink of collapse on the Coast

The organization that promotes Mississippi’s biggest tourist destination — the three counties along the Gulf Coast — is on the brink of collapse following a string of leadership resignations, in-fighting over county representation and public name-calling.

International
Tourism

IT - OPINION: How tourism could help save Italy's coastline - instead of destroying it

A friend recently sent me an aerial photo of Sardinia’s La Maddalena archipelago, taken from an helicopter in August, and I had to look four times before I realized what those hundreds of tiny white dots were.

Caribbean
Tourism

Mexico - New Initiatives to Tackle Sargassum on Mexico's Beautiful Caribbean Beaches

Mexico’s beautiful Caribbean beaches with their turquoise waters and endless white sand have been experiencing a phenomenon that started last decade which pollutes many beaches around the Riviera: the sargassum blooms.

Caribbean
Tourism

Cuba - Cuba's famed Varadero beach getting ready for tourists again

Varadero, the surfside star of Cuba’s crucial tourism industry, is slowly getting ready for Cuba’s planned Nov. 15 formal reopening to global visitors.

West Coast
Tourism

CA - Hopes of O.C. businesses, locals and tourists dashed by oil spill closures

Orange County coastal communities — where tourism thrives and where more than a million people crowded Saturday to catch the Pacific Airshow — have become relative ghost towns after a massive oil spill caused beach closures and fishing bans with no end in sight.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - COMMENTARY: Honolulu May Not Lose Its Chance To Control Tourism After All

Restrictions on short-term rentals advance to the City Council amid growing efforts to build back the economy on tourism’s shaky ground.

Southeast
Tourism

FL - Let's repeat: Daytona's biggest tourism issue is fixing our decrepit core beachside

A private meeting of hoteliers two weeks ago focused on what needs to be done to turn the Daytona Beach area into the tourism mecca it should be.

Caribbean
Tourism

CARIB - CZM OK's step in sargassum fight

Sargassum continues to be a problem for hotels on St. Thomas, including Margaritaville Vacation Club.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Spinner dolphins finally get the much-needed protection they deserve

Hawaiian spinner dolphins, named for their acrobatic displays like leaping out of the water and spinning in the air, are nocturnal. To make it harder for sharks to detect them, they hunt for food and socialize at night.