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.