St. Eustatius Tourism to host major sustainable conference

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ORANJESTAD, Saint Eustatius – “A sustainable conference is beyond doubt essential for Statia; it’s a measure for appraising the fulfillment of system’s objectives with regard to sustainable development,” said Sustainable Committee member Francine Harrigan.

The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation (STDF) is preparing to host another major sustainable conference from September 25 – 27, 2013, during which delegates will discuss critical issues relating to the island’s sustainability. Sigue leyendo

Costa Rica firma nuevo acuerdo aéreo y busca cuadruplicar número de turistas de China

El ministro de Turismo de Costa Rica, Allan Flores, anunció hoy en Pekín la firma de un memorando de entendimiento sobre cooperación aérea con el que se busca, complementado con diversas actividades de promoción,cuadruplicar en tres años el número de turistas chinos que viajan al país. Sigue leyendo

Tour de Turtles: A Race for Sustainable Tourism

This past weekend I participated in the Tour de Turtles race at Disney Vero Beach Resortand The Barrier Island Center

The two locations were the sites for the release of four loggerhead sea turtles with tracking devices. The four join seven other sea turtles in the Tour de Turtles race. Over 300 people gathered early in the morning at Disney Vero Beach to cheer on the two turtles they released from the starting gate to the ocean.

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The two Disney turtles are named Carrie and Claire after characters in the Disney Monster University movie.

Watch Carrie being released.

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Above Photo: Celeste McWilliams, Galleon Photos

That evening, about 11 miles north, the Sea Turtle Conservancy hosted a kick-off celebration with food, drink, benefit auction, and music at the beautiful Barrier Island Sanctuary, a 34-acre preserve offering education on the diverse coastal habitat so important to sea turtles. Sigue leyendo