Articles tagged “beaches”

Europe Will Reopen With a Mishmash of Travel Restrictions

Europe Will Reopen With a Mishmash of Travel Restrictions

Geir Moulson, Associated Press

Destinations will have to be boisterous in advertising the particulars of their travel restrictions — or lack thereof. And travelers will need scorecards to sort it all out.

5 months ago

Italy’s Beaches to Reopen With Booking Apps and Electronic Tagging

Italy’s Beaches to Reopen With Booking Apps and Electronic Tagging

Parrinello, Antonio, Giulio Piovaccari and Stephen Jewkes, Reuters

Beach reopening will be key to Italy's tourism revival. This summer on the sands will look like none other.

5 months ago

It Was Beach Day for Many in U.S. Despite Coronavirus Death Toll Rising

It Was Beach Day for Many in U.S. Despite Coronavirus Death Toll Rising

Rich McKay and Nathan Layne, Reuters

The problem with the reopenings is that they make backfire and lead to spikes in coronavirus inspections even in states that adhered to lockdowns.

6 months ago

Hurricanes Aren’t Deterring Investors in Beach Hotels

Hurricanes Aren’t Deterring Investors in Beach Hotels

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Despite storm risks, hotel owners continue to justify investing in beach properties. High room rates and discounted asset prices are part of the pull. A key question is how well insurers will adapt to the likelihood that climate change may cause more intense hurricanes.

1 year ago

New Jersey Bans Smoking at All Its Public Beaches

New Jersey Bans Smoking at All Its Public Beaches

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

Say good-bye to cigarette butts in the sand! Well, for the most part. The law, which bans smoking and vaping of any kind on the state’s beaches and in its parks, allows towns to designate up to 15 percent of the area as smoking zones. Perhaps this will inspire other statewide bans.

1 year ago

Tech Billionaire’s New App Helps Visitors Access California Beaches

Tech Billionaire’s New App Helps Visitors Access California Beaches

Associated Press

It's remarkable that what started as a rule violation turned into a useful app for beachgoers, instead of just a drawn-out fight.

2 years ago

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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

4 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.

4 years ago