Articles tagged “beaches”

Thailand Gives Beach Made Famous by Hollywood Movie a Break From Tourists

Thailand Gives Beach Made Famous by Hollywood Movie a Break From Tourists

Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press

It has taken Thailand almost 20 years to realize that it might make sense to limit the number of people visiting Maya Bay. A good reminder that overtourism isn't a new phenomenon.

2 months ago

Florida Beach Access Imperiled in Clash With Panhandle Landowners

Florida Beach Access Imperiled in Clash With Panhandle Landowners

Eric Staats, Melissa Nelson Gabriel and Thaddeus Mast, Associated Press

Who will will the turf war on Florida beaches between landowners and vacationers trying to spread out their towels to enjoy some fun in the sun? The courts will have to figure it out, and there will be big tourism dollars at risk in the outcome.

6 months ago

Hurricane Irma Is Poised to Erode Florida Beaches all Over Again

Hurricane Irma Is Poised to Erode Florida Beaches all Over Again

Eric Roston, Bloomberg

Beach erosion won't be the top concern if Hurricane Irma deals a direct blow to Florida. But the condition of the coast will be a long-term issue for the tourism-fueled state.

9 months ago

Dr. Beach Top 10 List Is Great for Tourism — Sometimes Too Great

Dr. Beach Top 10 List Is Great for Tourism — Sometimes Too Great

Dan Peltier, Skift

Being named the top anything is usually exciting for any destination and comes with lots of free publicity. But as some tourism boards point out, reviews from travelers themselves often resonate more with consumers than an official ranking.

12 months ago

Florida Faces Tourism Challenge as Hurricane Matthew Devastated Sand Dunes

Florida Faces Tourism Challenge as Hurricane Matthew Devastated Sand Dunes

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

From a tourism perspective regarding Hurricane Matthew, Florida escaped a worst-case scenario but damage to some of its beaches will be costly to fix.

2 years ago

Nudists Lose 7-Year Battle for Access to Spanish Tourist Beach

Nudists Lose 7-Year Battle for Access to Spanish Tourist Beach

Harold Heckle, Associated Press

From its beaches to its urban centers, Spain is the modern test case for tourism growth and development.

2 years ago

Diving Tourists Faced With Bleached Reefs at Maui’s Molokini Crater

Diving Tourists Faced With Bleached Reefs at Maui’s Molokini Crater

Associated Press

What's the first tourist destination that will be totally ruined by global climate change? Our money is on the Maldives.

3 years ago

Daytona, Florida’s Homeless Problem Extending to Its Tourist Beaches

Daytona, Florida’s Homeless Problem Extending to Its Tourist Beaches

Eileen Zaffiro-Kean, Associated Press

Tourism can't be separated from larger challenges in society, no matter how pretty the scenery.

3 years ago

No-Smoking Beaches Get Edge for ‘Best’ List in 2016

No-Smoking Beaches Get Edge for ‘Best’ List in 2016

Associated Press

Dr. Beach may have some tolerance for a rip current here and there but he has zero tolerance for cigarette butts and his 2016 best beaches list will reflect his new-found priority. We like his thinking.

3 years ago

Caribbean Beaches Covered in Growing Piles of Rotting Seaweed

Caribbean Beaches Covered in Growing Piles of Rotting Seaweed

David Mcfadden, Associated Press

If only global climate change wasn't a liberal conspiracy we may have an answer to the cause behind this ...

3 years ago

North Korea Pins Latest Tourism Hopes on Becoming a Surfing Hot Spot

North Korea Pins Latest Tourism Hopes on Becoming a Surfing Hot Spot

Associated Press

Something tells us Kim Jong-un is highly proficient at harshing the mellow of even the most chill of surfers.

3 years ago

Hawaiian Town Deals With Downside of Dr. Beach’s Number 1 Ranking

Hawaiian Town Deals With Downside of Dr. Beach’s Number 1 Ranking

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press

You can't have booming tourism and a small-town feel without something breaking.

3 years ago