Since most of the carbon emission as well as over 80% of ocean pollution is land based, there are several strategies that those concerned with sustainable tourism can implement to mitigate these concerns.
The twelve Blue Community strategies were developed in collaboration with Walt Disney World utilizing approaches that not only move tourism to sustainability, but are also proven to be cost effective.
Wyndham Deerfield Beach ResortLast Updated on 2017-02-22 12:20:07Just steps away from the beach, the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort contains 172 guest rooms and suites, three restaurants, an Italian gelato shop, an oceanfront pool and whirlpool, over 4300 square feet of flexible function space, and a state of the art fitness center. The flexible function space can be used for corporate and social functions, ranging from company meetings or rallies to beach wedding ceremonies and receptions. The rooms are equipped with floor to ceiling panoramic beach views (as long as you are staying on the eastern side), complimentary internet access, flat screen televisions, a miniature refrigerator, and plush beds. The hotel is conveniently located near the International Fishing pier, shops, restaurants, and golf courses. The Resort boasts many amenities and provides a range of services to cater to leisure and business travel, and as a member of Wyndham Worldwide,... More »
Republican States Investing in Clean EnergyLast Updated on 2017-02-06 18:16:39Within an hour of Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20, 2017, the White House webpage on climate
White House web page on climate change.
change disappeared and has yet to make a reappearance. It has since been replaced with information on the “America First Energy Plan” that focuses on the expansion of shale oil, natural gas, and “clean coal” technology. While the Trump Administration may be dedicated to these stone age forms of energy, the same cannot be said of the states, even those that helped elect President Trump.
Illinois passed the Future Energy Jobs bill that will help “grow the economy, save customers money, and protect the planet.” This bill will double the state’s energy efficiency, which will lower electric bills and create tens of thousands of new jobs. Since this bill also funds the... More »
Farmhouse enjoymentLast Updated on 2016-10-16 14:34:56Farmhouse enjoyment has developed very fast as a new model of rural tourism in China since the 1980s. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, till the end of 2015, the quantity of China's farmhouse enjoyment has achieved more than 150 million, host more than 600 million tourists every year, the operating income is over 150 billion yuan (estimate 25 billion dollars), 15 million farmers were benefited from farmhouse enjoyment. The fast pace of city life makes more and more people who living in the cities eager to pursue a new lifestyle, which aims to gain a brand new life experience and release pressure. Farmhouse enjoyment meets their needs, it includes picking fruits and vegetables, climbing mountains, fishing in wild, eating farmhouse meals etc. Another reason that farmhouse enjoyment is popular is because of the food safety issues, like massive-produced fruits and vegetables,... More »
Biggest threat to tourismLast Updated on 2016-09-15 18:44:59 Crime is a crucial threat to tourism development. France used yo be one of the most popular tourism destinations. However, two terrorist attacks which happened in Paris and Nice changed french tourism industry thoroughly. According to 《Le Figaro》, from January to July this year , air travelers arrived in France decreased by 5.8% than the travelers at the same period last year. From July 15 to 23, tourists flew to France fall 8.8% and was expected to decrease 20% in the future due to the terrorist attacks. To add insult to injury, the situation was getting worse when French police were focusing on anti-terrorism and lacing control of endless robbery and theft aim to tourists. Turkey airport attacks and military coup were also bringing a disastrous effect on Turkey’s tourism industry. Tourists had to reconsider their travel plans. After years of political... More »
Tortuga Turista Update 6Last Updated on 2016-08-29 22:28:11
The fourth week of Tour de Turtles is complete. Tortuga Turista swam 115 miles (185 KM) this past week, 4 more miles than the week before and still remains in 4th place. Tortuga swam west to the Florida Alabama state line where she then decided to go South. Perhaps the reports of a possible hurricane heading north concerned her. Go Tortuga Turista!
Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico are likely to increase in both number and intensity due to climate change.
Climate Change is the cause that Tour de Turtle racer Sylvia is racing for.
Because sea turtles use both marine and terrestrial habitats during their life cycles, the affects of climate change are likely to have a devastating impact on these endangered species. A rise in the sea level will impact sea turtle nesting beaches. Sea turtles' memories are "imprinted" with a magnetic map of the sandy beach where they... More »
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