Sea Going Green are committed to protecting the integrity of the oceans using the power of the tourism industry. We are empowering tourism operators that are dependent on the marine environment and its biodiversity to take action and protect the natural assets and resources that attract visitors.
The tourism industry has the power to be a catalyst for sustainable use of the natural environment.
It is rapidly growing, international tourist arrivals reached 1,184 million in 2015 and this is predicted to reach 1.8 billion by 2030.
It already accounts for 10% of the worlds GDP; the business volume of tourism equals that of oil exports or food products.
It is responsible for 2,000,000 jobs: one in every eleven jobs on the planet!
It represents one of the main income sources for many developing countries.
Sea Going Green develops and implements Green Transition Strategies for tourism operators that want to #GoGreenForTheBigBlue. Within the Green Transition Strategy is a responsible marine tourism plan, sustainability plan and best practices report. We develop strategies for tourism operators to qualify for relevant green awards and certificates which is a way for their achievements to be recognised. We provide training and capacity development to promote ecological awareness and the value of responsible marine tourism. This helps to strengthen and maintain knowledge, skills and experience set to achieve more sustainable tourism. We encourage tourism operators to contribute to the local economies of the countries they visit.
We will seek out and engage marine tourism operators in order to enhance marine protection and conservation in this sector of the tourism industry.
We will use our social media to raise awareness and educate on ocean related issues including marine pollution, biodiversity, marine protected areas, overfishing, responsible tourism and the steps individuals can take to reduce their impact and improve the state of our oceans.
Each member of the Sea Going Green team will take part in beach clean ups.