Tourism, a global economic force, is beaten down by COVID-19

By Mark A. Bonta / July 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Additional writing by Joshua Wilson Tourism, a critical segment of the global economy, accounts for 10 percent of economic activity worldwide, and provides 330 million jobs. That’s at least 15 percent of all the jobs in more than a quarter of the world’s nations.  Now, with the world in the grips of the ever-expanding COVID-19 […]

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Summer travel in America: High hopes, false starts, no end of pain

By Mark A. Bonta / July 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

[The tourism industry, an economic powerhouse and major employer worldwide, is on the ropes as COVID-19 shuts down economies and closes borders. This week The Daylighter looks at the economic and social impacts of the pandemic on tourism across the United States and around the world.] Camping, biking and hiking are on the rise, as […]

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Disney’s latest Bahamas cruise has an ecological cost

By Mark A. Bonta / August 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Disney’s latest Bahamas cruise has an ecological cost

Disney plans to bring the Bahamian island of Eleuthera with new jobs and hundreds of million of dollars in business over the next several years, with its new cruise-ship destination of Lighthouse Point.

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