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Caribbean & South American Tourism Declines in 2008

Caribbean & South American Tourism Declines in 2008

The aftermath of the hurricanes that swept through the Caribbean Islands this year, along with the recession in developed countries, has caused untold damage to the tourism industry in the said region. The combination of both has left a lot of mom and pop businesses not only in the Caribbean, but also South America, to experience losses as the year comes to a close.
The Winter holidays, which has always been the top income generating season, was a disappointment to the Caribbean and South American regions. This however, was already expected due to the deceleration of tourist activities way back in [...]

Effects of Tourism on Caribbean Reefs

Effects of Tourism on Caribbean Reefs

We associate Caribbean vacations with white sandy beaches, bountiful ocean wildlife, exotic landscapes and thrilling adventure. The Islands have lured millions, and still continue to enamor hundreds every day to come, visit and have a taste of what Caribbean leisure is all about. Of course, tourists are welcome all year round as they are the number one source of income for many locals. However, during the last decade alone, there has been a significant effect on the reef ecosystem surrounding the beautiful islands.
The activity that tourists most enjoy is snorkeling and diving. The underwater scenes are a feast to behold. [...]