Kathryn J. Mengerink — Financing: Connecting ambition with the means to achieve a sustainable ocean tourism model

Pay to play: Sustainable ocean tourism[1] Among small-island, big-ocean nations, ocean-based tourism is a crucial economic engine. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this engine stalled, causing massive disruptions. Small island developing states (SIDS) often have ocean areas far larger than their land masses, by a factor of 4,000 in the case of Kiribati. According the to […]

Louise Twining-Ward and Shaun Mann — Financing: Connecting ambition with the means to achieve a sustainable ocean tourism model

The ocean and its coastal zones is critical to tourism. According to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) almost 70 million trips are taken each year just to visit coral reefs, generating US$36 billion a year in revenue and creating 6.5 million jobs[1]. Marine protected areas (MPAs) provide a wide variety of ecosystem services, conserving important […]

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