Tourism Trends

A growing percentage of tourists are desiring to vacation in destinations with an environmentally friendly plan. Plastic waste damages the aesthetic value of tourist destinations, leading to decreased income from tourism. It also generates major economic costs related to the cleaning and maintenance of the sites. The build-up of plastic litter on beaches can have a negative impact on a country’s economy, wildlife, and the physical and psychological wellbeing of people. Thankfully, tourism and conservation can work hand-in-hand.

Negative Environmental Impacts Of Tourism

Tourism often puts pressure on natural resources through over-consumption, often in places where resources are already scarce.


By 2030, a 25% increase in CO2-emissions from tourism compared to 2016 is expected.


Tourism contributes to more than 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Ocean Allies has come together to transform Clearwater Beach into the #1 recognized Ocean Friendly destination beach in the world and assists other cities in the same direction. The Ocean Allies leadership team is here to partner, inspire and educate any community to develop and implement an eco-friendly and sustainable brand.

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