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Tourism Damage By Hospitality Influencers And You

by: Marike Boonstra
tourism damage by hospitality influencers and you | Upload

The sand between your toes, the sun on your face, a light ocean breeze through your hair. For a lot of people, this is the perfect description of an ideal holiday—the view of the ocean guarantees that sunny holiday feeling.

Tourism Damage By Hospitality Influencers And You

Therefore, millions of people each year will go on a trip to the sea. But the ocean is of course much more than just a beautiful place for tourism: it is a source of income for people that work in sea fishing, which provides us with the inhabitants of the ocean, fish, in other words: proteins. But first of all, the sea is the home of billions of species - it is the source of life, and tourism is destroying that source.

Sustainable Tourism: Here To Rescue Our Oceans

The majority of our earth's surface consists of water: the ocean is enormous and is needed for humanity to survive. World Economic Forum wonders: ‘what happens when it is facing a crisis and cannot revitalize its wounds?’ Through human activities, according to scientists, 90% of the coral reefs in the ocean will have died in 2050. It doesn't help that more and more people can and will travel: World Economic Forum writes that according to United Nations World Tourism Organization, the number of international tourism worldwide reached 1.3 billion in 2017 and is predicted to reach 1.8 billion by 2030.

All that traveling and the accompanying economic growth puts enormous pressure on natural resources and biodiversity. Tourism can, therefore, be disastrous for the ocean and nature, but sustainable tourism can also be a solution to various problems concerning the wellbeing of the sea.

Tourism Awareness Through An Eco-Promise

Well-known cities, like Amsterdam or Barcelona, must deal with a growing flow of tourists. Touristic-driven gentrification has significant consequences for the inhabitants of the cities, such as higher house prices. Still, the impact on nature is massive: in coastal areas, for example, there is a higher level of coastal erosion. Palau and New Zealand came up with a smart solution for this problem: they had visitors to their country sign an eco-promise. Awareness is the keyword to be able to preserve nature for future generations: especially now that pictures on social media like Instagram and Facebook, but also digital platforms as Airbnb and Tripadvisor, are boosting tourism more and more.

Cua Dai Beach Erosion
Photo by: Hans van der Broek. Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An, Vietnam

A Must For Tourism: Biodegradable Sunscreen Lotions

Another significant danger to the ocean is sunscreen. Did you know The more beach-goers, the more toxic sunscreen gets into our seas? According to research, the toxic, pathological effects of the sunscreen UV filter, oxybenzone, are disastrous for the ocean. It causes water pollution, coral mortality, and rising sea temperatures. In Mexico, Aruba and Hawaii, there is a ban on non-biodegradable sunscreen lotions. Also, in this case, awareness is critical: you can buy biodegradable sunscreen for a few extra euros - and the result is priceless.

Recommended: Climate Change And Pollution: Biggest Cause Water Shortages

Strategic Partnerships To Save Our Oceans

Plastic is a big problem for the ocean. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of this fact: not only plastic bags, straws, and cigarette butts are a danger, but also microplastic from care products. There is so much plastic in the sea that it is almost impossible to clean up. You may know the Thai Maya Beach, where the movie The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio was shot. That is now one of the best-known hot spots in Thailand. Unfortunately, the bounty island was contaminated by more and more plastic partly by tourism. In October 2018, Thailand closed the beach to clean up the enormous havoc of plastic. To be able to do this globally, cooperation between countries and regions is needed, but strategic partnerships are crucial. This also applies to package products to reduce the pollution of the oceans.

Recommended: Bubble Barrier Stops Plastic Soup Entering Oceans

Sustainable tourism can save the ocean from a collapse: we just have to do it together. Awareness is, therefore, more critical than ever. Do you still want to go on those beautiful beach vacations? Make these vacations green! Adjust your travel behavior and make sure that your grandchildren can still enjoy the beaches with their children. The ocean needs our help!

Before you go!

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The sand between your toes, the sun on your face, a light ocean breeze through your hair. For a lot of people, this is the perfect description of an ideal holiday—the view of the ocean guarantees that sunny holiday feeling. Tourism Damage By Hospitality Influencers And You Therefore, millions of people each year will go on a trip to the sea. But the ocean is of course much more than just a beautiful place for tourism: it is a source of income for people that work in sea fishing, which provides us with the inhabitants of the ocean, fish, in other words: proteins. But first of all, the sea is the home of billions of species - it is the source of life, and tourism is destroying that source. Sustainable Tourism: Here To Rescue Our Oceans The majority of our earth's surface consists of water: the ocean is enormous and is needed for humanity to survive. World Economic Forum wonders: ‘what happens when it is facing a crisis and cannot revitalize its wounds?’ Through human activities, according to scientists, 90% of the coral reefs in the ocean will have died in 2050. It doesn't help that more and more people can and will travel: World Economic Forum writes that according to United Nations World Tourism Organization, the number of international tourism worldwide reached 1.3 billion in 2017 and is predicted to reach 1.8 billion by 2030. All that traveling and the accompanying economic growth puts enormous pressure on natural resources and biodiversity. Tourism can, therefore, be disastrous for the ocean and nature, but sustainable tourism can also be a solution to various problems concerning the wellbeing of the sea. Tourism Awareness Through An Eco-Promise Well-known cities, like Amsterdam or Barcelona, must deal with a growing flow of tourists. Touristic-driven gentrification has significant consequences for the inhabitants of the cities, such as higher house prices. Still, the impact on nature is massive: in coastal areas, for example, there is a higher level of coastal erosion. Palau and New Zealand came up with a smart solution for this problem: they had visitors to their country sign an eco-promise. Awareness is the keyword to be able to preserve nature for future generations: especially now that pictures on social media like Instagram and Facebook, but also digital platforms as Airbnb and Tripadvisor, are boosting tourism more and more. Photo by: Hans van der Broek. Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An, Vietnam A Must For Tourism: Biodegradable Sunscreen Lotions Another significant danger to the ocean is sunscreen. Did you know The more beach-goers, the more toxic sunscreen gets into our seas? According to research, the toxic, pathological effects of the sunscreen UV filter, oxybenzone, are disastrous for the ocean. It causes water pollution, coral mortality, and rising sea temperatures. In Mexico, Aruba and Hawaii, there is a ban on non-biodegradable sunscreen lotions. Also, in this case, awareness is critical: you can buy biodegradable sunscreen for a few extra euros - and the result is priceless. Recommended:  Climate Change And Pollution: Biggest Cause Water Shortages Strategic Partnerships To Save Our Oceans Plastic is a big problem for the ocean. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of this fact: not only plastic bags, straws, and cigarette butts are a danger, but also microplastic from care products. There is so much plastic in the sea that it is almost impossible to clean up. You may know the Thai Maya Beach, where the movie The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio was shot. That is now one of the best-known hot spots in Thailand. Unfortunately, the bounty island was contaminated by more and more plastic partly by tourism. In October 2018, Thailand closed the beach to clean up the enormous havoc of plastic. To be able to do this globally, cooperation between countries and regions is needed, but strategic partnerships are crucial. This also applies to package products to reduce the pollution of the oceans. Recommended:  Bubble Barrier Stops Plastic Soup Entering Oceans Sustainable tourism can save the ocean from a collapse: we just have to do it together. Awareness is, therefore, more critical than ever. Do you still want to go on those beautiful beach vacations? Make these vacations green! Adjust your travel behavior and make sure that your grandchildren can still enjoy the beaches with their children. The ocean needs our help! Before you go! Recommended:  Sustainability And Tourism: The Race Continuous Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about tourism? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
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