By Doug Lansky
This seems like Tourism 101, but I’m continually amazed when I come across places that don’t protect the very thing that makes people want to visit.
Last week I was at the Red Sea snorkeling in Soma Bay with my daughter. During just one hour in the water, I witnessed several scuba divers bumping into coral as they tried to film it (the underwater equivalent of driving while talking on a mobile), a German boy standing on the coral with flippers looking for his father, a Russian snorkeler standing on the coral to clean his mask, several snorkelers feeding fish, and a large yacht anchoring in the area by tying its bowline to a chunk of coral.
He shrugged and signaled to me that...
For a bit more on this, please have a look at the TEDx Talk: How To Fix Travel