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.
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 »
Tortuga Turista Update 5Last Updated on 2016-08-22 10:43:07The third week of Tour de Turtles is complete. Tortuga Turista swam 111 miles (179 KM) this past week, 76 miles less than the week before and has dropped to 4t place. Apparently she is enjoying the Florida coastal tourism areas that attract millions each year.
To bad that her satellite transmitter only sends data and that she can't receive messages. If she could we might let her know that she is at Panama City Beach way to early for Spring Break and needs to get going on the race.
Go Tortuga Turista!
Tortuga Turista is currently visiting the Florida coastal waters near Pensacola Beach. Yesterday she was heading west toward New Orleans, LA but today has reversed course.
Reversing direction might not be a bad decision for as Tortuga Turista swims in this part of the Gulf of Mexico she faces the hazard of those commercial fishing operations that do not... More »
Tortuga Turista Update 4Last Updated on 2016-08-21 20:17:07The second week of Tour de Turtles is complete. Tortuga Turista swam 187 miles (302 KM) this past week, 56 miles less than the week before. She has dropped to 3rd place, 62 miles behind Esperanza. Tortuga is 77 miles ahead of 4th place and there is a long way to go and plenty of time left in the race. Go Tortuga Turista!
Tortuga Turista is currently visiting the Florida coastal waters west of Panama City Beach, in the Florida panhandle. Tortuga Turista has now traveled from Panama City, Panama to Panama City Beach, Florida
As Tortuga Turista enters the coastal waters of Florida, the closer she gets to shore, the greater the chance of Boat Strikes increases.
Boat Strikes are a cause that Tour de Turtle racer Kreacher is racing for.
Boat strikes are widely acknowledged as a significant threat to fresh and salt water turtles and other marine animals.... More »
Tortuga Turista Update #2Last Updated on 2016-08-01 10:22:52The Race is On!
After completing 52 days of training Tortuga Turista is has joined 13 other sea turtles in the Tour de Turtles race.
Last week Tortuga Turista traveled 298 miles (480 KM) up the Yucatan Peninsula with a brief stop near the tourist resort of Cancun, Mexico before cruising out to sea. Tortuga just passed by Western Cuba and is currently heading north in the Gulf of Mexico.
This past weekend I attended the Kick-off of Tour de Turtles with the launch of Bailey and Destiny on Saturday.
In partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) and Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Team, researchers released two loggerhead sea turtles from Disney’s Vero Beach Resort as part of the ninth annual Tour de Turtles migration marathon.
Scientists will track Destiny and Bailey – named after characters in Disney’s animated film Finding Dory – and... More »
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