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Why is ecotourism better than normal tourism?

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Anonymous94767 | 26/01 2015 11:41
Wikipedia defines eco-tourism as 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. There are many different reason as to why eco-tourism is available in an area. Some include educating travellers about the importance and or the role of that place as well as why it is at risk. This is proven effective as a person is more likely to care about a certain place if they have experienced just how magnificent it actually is, after this they may feel they have a connection with the place and feel obliged to help. The money raised will provide funds for ecological conservation, which might directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of the local communities. An organisation know as the Amazon Conservation Association organise eco-tourism within the Amazon Rainforest and believe the benefits of ecotourism revolves around three main points. The first idea is that the ecotourism venture must help to conserve the environment. Secondly, the local communities and populations must be direct beneficiaries of the venture through benefits such as education, income, and preservation of local culture. The third and final principle of ecotourism is that it provides educational benefits to those that visit the area as well as to the local communities. By educating the individuals living in and around the Rainforest of just how crucial and essential to life their home is, which will hopefully inform them of how important it is to protect and maintain their home. This organisation has chosen to construct the Manu cloud forest canopy walkway in the hope it will be both insightful and breathtaking, whilst also educating the visitors about the rainforest. Eco-tourism is an amazing way for developing countries to generate themselves revenue by both preserving their rainforest themselves as well as encouraging and educating others of their rainforest. Eco-tourism must be encouraged in order to thrive and succeed. Certain tourism organisations do not respect or value the environment in which they visit and simply wish to give their customers the best possible holiday, as opposed to respecting the environment and treating it kindness. o Minimize physical, social, behavioral, and psychological impacts. o Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect. o Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts. o Provide direct financial benefits for conservation. o Generate financial benefits for both local people and private industry. o Deliver memorable interpretative experiences to visitors that help raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climates. o Design, construct and operate low-impact facilities. o Recognize the rights and spiritual beliefs of the Indigenous People in your community and work in partnership with them to create empowerment.
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