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Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism Organizations Supported by Dolphin Quest

Dolphin Quest plays an active role in supporting sustainable tourism in Hawaii and Bermuda.

Sustainable tourism definition:

  • Tourism that meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future.
  • It refers to a level of tourism activity that can be maintained over the long term because it results in a net benefit for the social, economic, natural, and cultural environments of the area in which it takes place.
  • Sustainable tourism provides crucial economic incentives for habitat protection.
  • Revenue from visitor spending are often channeled back into nature conservation or capacity building programs for local communities to manage protected areas.
  • Furthermore, tourism can be a key vehicle in raising awareness and fostering positive behavior change for biodiversity conservation among the millions of people travelling the globe every year.

How Dolphin Quest supports sustainable tourism:

  • Dolphin Quest Crew Members model many sustainable practices and encourage these choices with guests and other members of our island communities.
  • Dolphin Quest attracts tourists to Hawaii and Bermuda from all over the world.
  • Dolphin Quest Crew Members include locals that live in Hawaii and Bermuda.
  • Dolphin Quest donates a portion of revenue collected to support scientific studies on a wide variety of marine themed topics.
  • Dolphin Quest engages local school children in Hawaii and Bermuda to teach them about dolphins, marine animals, and conservation.
  • Dolphin Quest encourages and teaches conservation activities for tourists to conduct while visiting Hawaii and Bermuda.
  • Dolphin Quest Crew Members take part in beach clean-ups and Adopt-a-Highway efforts to properly dispose trash that could find its way into the ocean and harm marine life.

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