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HI - Here's Why Hawaii State Parks Expect To Triple Their Revenue

Despite a year of fluctuating restrictions in parks across the islands, a change in fees gives the parks division an unanticipated increase in cash.

Great Lakes
Tourism

Canada - Crystal Beach has gone 17 months without Americans. It wasn't as hard as you might think

Before Covid, Americans shopping for groceries and other essentials made up at least half the customers at Red Apple on Rebstock Road in the Crystal Beach community of Fort Erie, Ont.

International
Tourism

South Pacific - Protecting the Paradise of Praslin Island, Seychelles

For many locals and tourists, Praslin Island in Seychelles is synonymous with paradise. From the white sands of Anse Lazio, frequently voted as one of the top beaches in the world, to the endemic species of the jungle, to the colorful coral reefs in Curieuse Marine Park, Praslin is filled with both beauty and biodiversity.

International
Tourism

Japan - Never-ending trash forces closure of beach on isle in Ise Bay

TOBA, Mie Prefecture—For more than 20 years, Yoshiji Nakamura has often single-handedly cleared his island beach of garbage and debris, only to see more waste drift in and ruin his cleanup effort.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

FL - Walton commission on hold with Headland Beach Access proposal

SEAGROVE BEACH — Walton County commissioners should know before the end of this month whether the county can proceed with designing and eventually building a public beach access off Headland Avenue.

West Coast
Tourism

CA - Hostels are becoming vacation rentals in response to pandemic demand

Pre-pandemic, the HI Point Reyes Hostel — the only non-camping accommodation for travelers within spectacular Point Reyes National Seashore, along the Northern California coast — was a place where guests from around the world discussed the day’s hiking plans over muesli in the communal kitchen and organized their backpacks atop beds in the dormitory-style rooms.

West Coast
Tourism

CA - Dry California tourist town to guests: ‘Please conserve’

“This is a real emergency,” said Ryan Rhoades, superintendent of the Mendocino City Community Services District, which helps manage the water in the town’s aquifer.

Caribbean
Tourism

USVI - Here It Comes Again – Sargassum Stretches Across the V.I. Shoreline

Between the pandemic and predictions of an active hurricane season, island residents may find little energy left to worry about another problem that has been mounting over the past summer: what to do with the masses of sargassum washing onto some shorelines and decomposing there, releasing a sulfurous stench.

Southeast
Tourism

FL - U.S. judge says Florida can't ban cruise ship's 'vaccine passport' program

A U.S. judge has allowed Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. to demand that passengers show written proof of coronavirus vaccination before they board a ship, dealing a major blow to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's effort to ban "vaccine passports."

Southeast
Tourism

FL - Vern Buchanan Calls for Immediate Action to Battle Red Tide

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., hosted a roundtable with key stakeholders on water quality in Southwest Florida.

International
Tourism

Int'l - Despite scientists’ caution, Lakshadweep admin goes ahead with mega beach villa project

Tender issued for 370 beach, floating villas on three islands posing serious threat to fragile coral reefs