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.
Sustainable Food & TourismLast Updated on 2017-03-22 19:33:37In the food supply industry, consumers are the driving force of the marketplace – through purchases, consumers tell suppliers the items that they want, and do not want, so that the in demand items can be stocked in store. When enough consumers ask for a particular product, a store or market will start to carry that product. By asking about where fish or other seafood comes from, and by choosing the sustainable option, it promotes a market demand choice that changes how fish are caught. The oceans are being overfished at 40% more than what is considered sustainable, with approximately 75% of fisheries overfished or depleted. By switching to sustainable practices (practices that allow for a population of fish species to be managed in a way that provides for today’s needs without jeopardizing future generations), the fishing industry can stay alive and profitable.
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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 »
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