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    Diving ban contributes to reef regeneration and recovery

    Thailand has banned diving to 22 sites in seven marine parks on its west coast in the Andaman Sea to protect the deteriorating corals which have suffered bleaching. Suan Arun Nopparat, chief of the National Parks Dept. has closed the dive sites to enable them to recover. The weakened coral is particularly vulnerable to damage by divers, boat anchors and buoys. The parks are also reported to be stepping up their policing of illegal fishing. Thailand’s reefs have been deteriorating for some time ?From 1979 – 1987 mangrove cover has been reduced by 25 percent in Thailand and the remaining 196,000 ha (Aksornkoae, 1993) are under stress from farming, mining,…

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    Making better places for people to live in

    The annual ICRT conference on tourism and local economic development this year focussed on the contribution that tourism, tourists and day excursionists make to the local economy in the UK. The conference, supported by ABTA and VisitEngland, addressed a key challenge for the UK tourism sector domestic, inbound and outbound.  How can tourism seize the opportunity in a period of adversity to contribute to economic development and to redress the balance of payments deficit on travel and tourism? The domestic market and the tourism product in the UK are both important to ABTA, the UK is a very significant destination for ABTA. The UK is for ABTA’s members the biggest…

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