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ecotourism

tourism which is designed to contribute to the protection of the environment or at least minimize damage to it, often involving travel to areas of natural interest in developing countries or participation in environmental projects
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Ecotourism is a very elite form and there is no need for many ecotourists.
This type of zone is suitable for those ecotourists which are not interested in heavy and hard activities.
If ecotourism were to take off, the need for drinks, food, fruits and souvenirs will arise due to the arrivals of ecotourists.
He said that if the island was to be developed for ecotourists then an in-depth scientific environmental study was needed.
Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to Ecotourists is about Belize--its foodways and its experiences during its time as a colony and after its belated independence from Britain in 1981.
Ecotourists come to know the place they will visit before their trip through marketing, advertising, and educational literature (Crouch & McCabe, 2003; Kimmel, 1999; Patterson, 1997).
Profiling Taiwanese ecotourists using a behavioral approach, Tourism Management 25(4): 491498.
The existence of a large cultural diversity is another important characteristic that can attracts ecotourists to Iran.
Ecotourism aspires to match a transformative tourist experience with environmental or socially responsible behavior--illustrated by donations made by most ecotourists to local schools, health clinics, or conservation groups at the end of their visit.
The condition of pandas briefly took a back seat in the minds of WWF officials, however, because 12 American ecotourists and two Chinese volunteers were in the area during the quake.
It's an experience shared by thousands of ecotourists, boat owners and divers worldwide, who are taking part in Brad's global project to study and protect the world's largest fish in what may well be the world's largest 'citizen science' project.
Voted as 'Destination of the Year 2008' by renowned Vogue magazine, a Conde Nast publication, Oman's diverse landscape and rich culture attract a consistent stream of ecotourists.