News tagged with tourism

Tourist boom threatens Sri Lanka's golden beaches

Tourists have flocked back to Sri Lanka's palm-fringed beaches since a bloody civil war ended in 2009, but environmentalists warn unchecked development means some areas are now so polluted, swimming there is a health hazard.

dateAug 08, 2016 in Environment
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Space tourism projects at a glance

Virgin Galactic later this month in Mojave, California, is preparing to roll out its new SpaceShipTwo, a vehicle the company hopes will one day take tourists to the edge of space. It comes roughly 15½ months since an earlier ...

dateFeb 15, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Stance that tourism harms wildlife refuted

Two Texas A&M University scientists highlighted the conservation benefits of ecotourism worldwide and said a recent research review citing the dangers of ecotourism to wildlife is premature and problematic.

dateJan 08, 2016 in Ecology
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