Articles tagged “sharks”

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Olivia Carville, Bloomberg

We welcome new technologies that promise to make it safer to swim in the ocean. But destinations need to clamp down on activity organizers that bait sharks, too.

5 months ago

Richard Branson Backs British Virgin Islands’ Move to Declare Shark Sanctuary

Richard Branson Backs British Virgin Islands’ Move to Declare Shark Sanctuary

David McFadden, Associated Press

Creatiing a shark sanctuary may be great for the sharks and divers, but not necessarily for tourists dipping their toes into the waters off the British Virgin Islands. The impact on tourism remains to be seen.

5 years ago

Starwood to Ban Shark Fin at its Hotels and Restaurants Worldwide

Starwood to Ban Shark Fin at its Hotels and Restaurants Worldwide

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sometimes corporate responsibility conflicts with the bottom line, and Starwood is going to find out if its ban on shark fin will create a problem for it in Asia. Kudos to Starwood for taking this step.

5 years ago

Whale Shark Scientists Grapple With Tourism’s Impact

Whale Shark Scientists Grapple With Tourism’s Impact

Jim Tharpe, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Whale sharks are harmless to humans, but the converse is definitely not true, and there needs to be a balance between tourism and the needs of these mammoth creatures.

5 years ago