Satellite pictures over the last 30 years show a significant reduction in the extent of ice coverage in the Baltic region, and on-the-spot measuring has proved that the ice is also thinner than it used to be. The season of ice cover has dropped by as much as 44 days.
Developing countries often gain little financial benefit from the influx of visitors to their shores. Only around 30 % of the money spent by tourists on their holiday remains in the host country. Eco tourism is promoted in some countries. For sustainable destinations, explore EU’s catalogue at www.eco-label.com or the National Geographic's portal at www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/sustainable.
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