Tourism

International
Tourism

Land grabs and displacement: tourism’s dark side

Pristine beaches, delicious seafood straight from the sea, smiling hotel staff and exotic cultural experiences: this is how many of us imagine a perfect holiday in a tropical country.

Coastwide
Tourism

Group of Researchers: Sand Re-Nourishment Could be to Blame for Beach-Related Accidents

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Andrew Gallo doesn’t remember the accident that left him a quadriplegic. The last thing he does recall is being in South Florida. It was December 2016 and while it was winter back home on Long Island, Miami Beach was warm and sunny.

International
Tourism

Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 creates a wave of excitement with celebratory events.

WEDNESDAY the 13th of November saw Cabinet Secretary, Fiona Hyslop mark ‘50 days to go’ and unveil 30 further events set to make a huge splash in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.

International
Tourism

Italy: Sardinia Beach to charge holidaymakers to battle overtourism

ONE OF EUROPE'S MOST POPULAR BEACHES TO START CHARGING FOR ENTRY BECAUSE IT IS SO OVERCROWDED

International
Tourism

Disputed Western Sahara becomes kitesurfing hotspot

In the heart of disputed Western Sahara, a former garrison town has become an unlikely tourist magnet after kitesurfers discovered the windswept desert coast was perfect for their sport.

Pacific Northwest
Tourism

Oregon: Cannon Beach sends back ordinance that would require horses to wear manure-catching bags

The Cannon Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 5, to take no action and send an ordinance back to the parks division that would require people to strap a manure-catching bag around their horses at all times while riding in the town.

Southeast
Tourism

Florida senators want federal help on their red tide problem

Algal blooms driven by chemical runoff and a warming climate killed aquatic life, slammed the state's tourism industry

Southeast
Tourism

New Dunes House at Folly Beach park built to withstand hurricanes, hopefully

FOLLY BEACH — The new visitor center has pilings driven more than 40 feet deep in the sand. Its ground-floor walls will break away to protect it from storm surge.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

South Padre Island enjoys tourism boost

The Island is reporting record-breaking sales tax figures and strong hotel occupancy numbers for summer 2019.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Florida: Santa Rosa County collects record bed tax from Navarre Beach

Revenue has increased in Santa Rosa County almost $2 million per year since 2014-2015 from bed tax, with Navarre Beach playing a huge role in growth.

Mid-Atlantic
Tourism

Storm waves along Outer Banks reveal large seashells long buried in dark marsh mud

Cape Lookout National Seashore on the Outer Banks is seeing large seashells tumbling ashore, due to strong seasonal wave action off the North Carolina coast. Park visitors report finding more shells than they can carry, and the park service says some of the shells could predate the current incarnation of the constantly shifting barrier islands.

Northeast
Tourism

Delaware: Sussex County Council considers a 3 percent lodging tax

A public hearing will be held next month to accept public comment on a proposed Sussex County Council ordinance allowing implementation of a lodging tax of up to 3 percent in unincorporated areas of the county.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Florida: Okaloosa learns about tourism destroyers

Okaloosa County TDD director shares findings from several tourism research studies

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Florida: Red Tide back but not as bad -- so far

The bloom started off Collier County in September. It’s slowly moving north

Mid-Atlantic
Tourism

North Carolina: Beach officials watch room tax collections with Podcast Interview

PINE KNOLL SHORES — Although Carteret County occupancy tax revenues were down 14% percent in June and 12% percent in July compared to 2018, August collections were up 16% and county officials are hoping the upward trend will continue when September figures are in.

International
Tourism

WHAT BEACH VACATIONS MIGHT LOOK LIKE IN 100 YEARS

Because at the rate we're warming the Earth, we might soon need to rethink our holiday plans.

Southeast
Tourism

Florida: The Murky Waters of the Beach Bacteria Problem

Water quality issues reached fever pitch this week as residents, already accustomed to avoiding their beach, were barred entirely after an effluent overflow. Village Manager Andrea Agha released an email addressing the issues and outlining solutions, but questions persist.

Northeast
Tourism

Delaware: Fencing to be erected along Lewes Beach dune

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section and the City of Lewes will begin erecting fencing along the bay side of the primary dune at Lewes Beach during the first week of November.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Florida: Longboat Key presses ahead with beach-borrowing ballot issue

Longboat Key town commissioners are moving ahead with plans to seek voter approval of bonds to help pay for the next five years of beach renourishment.

Coastwide
Tourism

When beaches are trashed, who pays the price?

If you arrived at your dream beach only to find it littered with plastic and other rubbish, would you stay and play — or be on your way?

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

One year after Hurricane Michael: An unexpected tourism boom in Franklin County

ST. GEORGE ISLAND — The glancing blow to Franklin County’s main barrier island has made it the go-to place for vacationers unable to visit the beach towns that bore the brunt of Hurricane Michael.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

Red tide continues to spread around southwest Florida

Red tide algae showed up in test samples again this week, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's weekly report.

International
Tourism

Three pit stops compete for best loo title at the Beautiful New Zealand awards

It's a race to the bottom for the finalists of the flushest competition in the country as many eagerly await to see which toilet will be throned as the best loo in New Zealand.