News articles in Sustainable Tourism

The Lionfish Kings of East End Grand Cayman

(Dive Travel Business - April 8, 2014) -- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands  – “Lionfish are beautiful, resilient and strong – a cool fish - but they are deadly to our reefs and if we don’t stop them something bad is going to happen,” says Matt Russell a divemaster/instructor at Ocean Frontiers who has watched the invasion with deep concern for the marine environment.

Palau to become 100% Marine Sanctuary

(Dive Travel Business - April 1, 2014) -- The president of the tiny nation of Palau in the Pacific Ocean has declared that the entirety of the exclusive economic zone that surrounds it will become a marine protected area: Tommy Remengesau Jr announced at a UN meeting on Healthy Oceans and Seas that all commercial fishing will be banned in the region to combat overexploitation of the world's fish populations.

Hilton Worldwide Shark Fin Free at all 645 F&B Outlets.

(Dive Travel Business - March 31, 2014) -- Tomorrow Hilton Worldwide today will cease serving shark fin and stop accepting new orders for shark fin dishes. The ban covers all restaurants and F&B facilities operated by its 96 owned and managed properties across Asia Pacific.

10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Oceans

(Dive Travel Business -- February 25, 2014) -- This week PADI Project AWARE has launched its new 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet – a modernized ocean ethic to guide scuba divers to harness the power of scuba every time they dive and travel.

Just like climbers and campers have an ethic or code to live by – so do scuba divers. Project AWARE’s 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet helps divers of all skill levels make a difference when they dive, travel, and more.

New Study Reveals the Unintended Consequences of Shell Collecting.

(Dive Travel Business - February 17, 2014) -- Walking along the seashore in search of shells and other curios is a favorite pastime for beachgoers of all ages.

Palau to Ban Commercial Fishing, and become 100 Percent Marine Sanctuary

(Dive Travel Business - February 14, 2014) -- The president of Palau has declared that his Pacific island nation will ban commercial fishing and become a marine sanctuary. President Tommy Remengesau Jr., announced the ban at a keynote address to a U.N. meeting on “Healthy Oceans and Seas”.

Marine Park Authority Endorses Dumping of Dredging Spoil Inside Great Barrier Re

(Dive Travel Business - February 3, 2014) -- The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) on Friday approved the dumping of up to three million cubic metres of dredge spoil inside the boundaries of the world heritage site-listed marine park.

GBRMPA chairman Russell Reichelt says approving North Queensland Bulk Ports' application to dispose of dredge in the park will help contain development to existing ports, and the reef and seagrass meadows will remain protected.

Thousands protest W. Australia's Shark Culling Policy

(Dive Travel Business - February 1, 2014 ) -- Thousands of people took to beaches across Australia yesterday to protest against a controversial shark culling policy designed to prevent attacks. Carrying placards, foam sharks and chanting “stop the cull”, demonstrators gathered in Perth and Sydney to rally against the government’s decision to allow fishermen to catch and kill any large sharks they find.

UNWTO Reports Above Trend Tourism Growth in 2013

(Dive Travel Business - January 31, 2014) -- International tourist arrivals grew by five per cent in 2013, reaching a record 1,087 million arrivals, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Despite global economic challenges, international tourism results were well above expectations, with an additional 52 million international tourists travelling the world in 2013.

For 2014, UNWTO forecasts four to 4.5 per cent growth - again, above the long term projections.

(Dive Travel Business - January 30, 2014) - According to the United Nations’ top climate official, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, the discussions on climate change at this year’s World Economic Forum provided the clearest indication yet that 2014 will be the year when the world can and must come together to meet the growing challenge of climate change.

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