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Dimanche, 24 Juillet 2011 19:37


“Blue Flag” is a program that awards annual ecological prize to more than 3550 beaches and marinas in 41 countries in Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean. The program was created in 1985 in France. Participation in the program is voluntary, but the prize is given for only one season. In case of non-compliance, this certificate shall be revoked. 
For the season 2010/2011 Blue Flag award have obtained 3012 beaches and 638 marinas. 
The country with the most award-winning beaches for 2010/2011 is Spain - 511 beaches. After it are Greece - 387, France - 337, Turkey - 324, Portugal - 271, Italy - 235. The country with most marinas awarded is Germany - 111. After it are Spain – 92, France – 81, Netherlands – 79, Italy – 63, Denmark - 60. 
The criteria which the beaches and marinas shall satisfy are divided in 4 groups: 
* Environmental Education and Information 
* Water Quality 
* Environmental Management 
* Safety and Services 
Besides beaches and marinas, this prestigious certificate can be awarded to and ships / yachts and to boats for whale watching. 
Applying becomes in a certain order, for the beaches applies the municipality in whose territory is located the beach and for the Yacht Ports - the owner. 
What they earn from issuance of this high award "Blue Flag"? 
As we all know tourism industry is one of the largest worldwide. It provides over 200 million jobs and gives over 10% of global gross domestic product, amounting to over 3.5 trillion U.S. dollars. Tourism is one of the most important economic activities in coastal areas. Integrity and preservation of coastal areas is of strategic importance for the development and sustainability of the tourism industry. The award "Blue Flag" ensures that: 
* the beach and the water are clean, 
* there are no sewage and industrial waste waters to contaminate the region 
* the beach line is regularly cleaned, and the waste is collected 
* presence of water lifeguards, showers, toilets 
* medical care, etc. 
And all this guarantees the tourists, that the sea vacation they plan all year will be one really enjoyable and exciting experience. And we all want that, right?







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