Define and provide examples of ecotourism. Why is ecotourism becoming more popular?  What are the potential drawbacks of this rising popularity?

provide examples of ecotourism-becoming more popular?

Firstly, Define and provide examples of ecotourism.

Secondly, Why is ecotourism becoming more popular?

Thirdly, What are the potential drawbacks of this rising popularity?

Further, What role does PR play in ecotourism?

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Firstly, Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial mass tourism.

What are the goals of ecotourism?
Secondly, One of the main goals of ecotourism is to increase the awareness tourists have about the social conditions surrounding a travel destination. Such conditions as poverty are often hidden from tourists.
Furthermore, Ecotourism aims to expose tourists to the realities of social and economic climates in an area.
What is an example of ecotourism?
The term “ecotourism” in the travel industry can carry problems. Popular international destinations for ecotourism include Kenya, Palau and Costa Rica. States that foster ecotourism include California, Louisiana and Alaska.

What is ecotourism and why is it important?

As defined by the International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism refers to “responsible travel that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people”. The idea is to focus on uniting conservation, communities and sustainable development through the means of travel.

What are the main characteristics of ecotourism?
Some of the key features of ecotourism include; Minimizes impact- Ecotourism is centered on low impact behavior towards both the environment and the culture of the local community. The ecotourism activities should have minimal to no degradation on the part of the environment or the culture of the locals.

Role of Public Relations in travel and tourism industry

PR is important promotional tool for Travel and Tourism. It has multiple purposes, such as promoting an event or destination, building reputation of a company as “green” and responsible citizen, detracting attention of public from negative events (accidents, natural disasters)


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