October 28, 2016

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 4/10/2012

"It used to be that you didn’t see hotels bragging about the fact that they don’t wash the bath towels every day of your stay."

-- Taylor Stein

When nature lovers book vacations in the great outdoors, they want their dollars to help preserve the places they visit, and a University of Florida study suggests that often happens.

Research in Costa Rica, one of the world’s top destinations for nature-based tourism, showed that successful tour businesses usually invested in environmental protection and maintenance, and tour businesses of all sizes circulated money throughout local economies.

The findings could help Florida’s fledgling nature-based tourism industry increase its appeal to potential customers, said author Taylor Stein, an associate professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

The study appears in the current issue of the journal Environmental Conservation.

Read more at UF News.

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