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Ship of Fools: Cruise Polluters

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Growing up watching “The Love Boat,” some of us thought of a cruise as a romantic and exciting way to see the world. New research out of Johns Hopkins University and Stand.earth, however, indicates that cruises don’t just “set a course for adventure,” they deliver high quantities of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons into the air and delicate ocean habitats. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Kendra Ulrich, a Senior Shipping Campaigner at Stand.

Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises Expands Sustainable Cruise Tourism Partnership in Schleswig-Holstein

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KIEL, April 26, 2018/ 3BL Media --  The Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel, the Seaport of Kiel and the Costa Group came together on Thursday, April 26, 2018, aboard AIDAluna to discuss the ways the ways to expand their current collaboration on sustainability initiatives. Their objective is to further develop the maritime infrastructure, the economy, and tourism in northern Germany sustainably and to make them “future-proof.”

The War Between Farm and Forest

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By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

De Beers’ Big Hole Museum Bids for More Tourist Awards

De Beers’ Big Hole Mine museum is seeking to add to its trophy cabinet by entering South Africa’s premier travel and tourism awards this year.
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The museum, set up to create a lasting mining legacy for the people of Kimberley, is challenging in two categories in the 2017 Lilizela Awards – visitor experience and universal accessibility.

Entries for the fifth annual Lilizela awards opened at the beginning of March and will end on 31 May. Provincial award ceremonies take place in September, culminating in a star-studded national awards event in Johannesburg in October.

De Beers Endorses Botswana’s Top Travel Rating

De Beers has stepped in to support Botswana as a leading tourist destination at the world’s biggest travel trade show.
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The country was this year’s official partner at the Internationale Tourismus-Borse (ITB) in Berlin, and Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama was among leading figures to attend.

Overall, from 8 to 12 March, more than 100,000 trade visitors came to the ITB, which featured 10,000 exhibiting companies from 184 countries and regions on almost 1,100 stands in an area of 160,000 square metres.

As well as sponsoring the Botswana Pavilion, the premium pavilion at the show, De Beers played a significant role in its design and execution.

Elephant Poaching Costs African Economies US $25 Million per Year in Lost Tourism Revenue – Study

New research shows investing in elephant conservation is smart economic policy for many African countries
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November 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The current elephant poaching crisis costs African countries around USD $25 million annually in lost tourism revenue, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications.

Free State Park Day Encourages Healthy Outdoor Recreation

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TOPEKA, Kan., August 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism partner to offer Healthy Trails Adventure Day, Oct. 1

National Geographic's Unique Lodges Showcase the Sustainable Future of the Travel Industry

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National Geographic convened a group of travel industry leaders at its Washington, D.C. headquarters for "The Transformation of Travel," an afternoon dedicated to the future of global travel and the ways the industry is embracing sustainability. The June 9 event featured the owners of some of the properties selected for National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World program, a collection of lodges in locations around the world committed to operating sustainably, delivering unparalleled service and preserving the natural and cultural heritage of their local communities.

CSX Sells Cave Rights to Support Conservation Efforts and Boost Local Tourism

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CSX has sold the rights of the Hidden River Cave to the city of Horse Cave in Kentucky. The purchase of the cave rights will contribute to the economic, scientific, and educational development of the local community through an environmental tourist attraction.

Agreement Between Municipality, Port Authority and Costa Cruises for Sustainable Development in Savona

Planned interventions will focus on environmental impact, communication and the creation of economic and social value. As a result, Savona will become a reference model for responsible growth in the cruise sector.
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SAVONA, November 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Today, the Municipality of Savona, the Port Authority of Savona and Costa Cruises signed a three-year memorandum of understanding for sustainable development in the cruise sector in Savona.

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