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Indonesia's Komodo dragons may face risks from more tourism: NPR

Tourists in the Komodo National Park get to know the Komodo dragons of the park, which are classified as endangered species. Michael Sullivan for NPR Hide caption Caption switch Michael Sullivan for NPR Tourists in the Komodo National Park get to know the park's Komodo dragons, which are classified as endangered species. Michael Sullivan for NPR What is it like …

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Virgin Galactic takes off and space tourism moves closer

For the first time since the US retired the Space Shuttle in 2011, people have taken off from American soil and gone into space. This morning, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic hurled two test pilots across the earth's borders and brought them safely back to commercial space travel. The mission was Virgin Galactic's fourth test flight VSS Unity a craft designed …

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"Honestly, it's not for everyone," says Nebraska's new tourism campaign

Nebraska has an image problem. For four consecutive years, it has come to the bottom of the list of states that want to visit tourists, reports the travel market research firm MMGY Global. Although travel writers routinely praise Omaha's music and art scenes and the state's spectacular wildlife, people on the shores tend to think that Nebraska is a really …

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Florida tourism resilience proved in the storm

CLOSE Hurricane Michael landed near Mexico Beach, Florida. The video shows huge debris mountains and houses that are completely submerged. USA TODAY The destruction will be observed after Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The devastation caused by Hurricane Michael came into focus on Thursday. Houses were torn to pieces and rescue workers began to …

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Will SpaceX and Boeing finally make space tourism a topic? Will SpaceX and Boeing do space tourism?

After NASA has announced the astronauts that will launch their commercial crew flights with the launch of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon, you may wonder if you "I think it's an exciting time for the industry and today's announcement makes it even closer," said Eric Stallmer, president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, to Space.com. I think if we …

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The interest in space tourism is sky high

Michelle Pelersi describes herself as a space nerd. She has better qualifications than most. Pelersi is Program Manager in the Department of Space Systems at Cambridge Research and Development Company Draper. But as someone who grew up with "Star Wars" and shuttle missions, she admits to still experiencing thrills when her work takes her to some of the most famous …

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Behind the campaign for the rescue of coral reef tourism – Skift

More than half of the coral reefs in the world have died in the last 30 years, as temperatures and pollution have increased worldwide. But corals can come back from the dead, a possibility that has led many scientists, governments and travel companies to get started and reverse the trend of reefs becoming water graves. The world's first hurdle in …

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The tourism industry is alert to the climate risks of the reef

The Declaration has already attracted dozens of signatories to tourist companies and added local climate policy calls from local governments such as Douglas Shire Council. Imogen Zethoven, the company's Reef Campaign Director, said the tourism industry was "in a state of shock" after the first onset of mass coral bleaching in 2016, and resisted discussions about climate change. But a …

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