Defining Ecotourism

We hear about Ecotourism all the time, it’s the latest catchphrase that everyone around is using at the drop of a hat. But do we really know what it means?

According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), it goes beyond retrofitting hotel rooms to conserving energy or planting an organic herb garden on its grounds. Ecotourism is described by the TIES as:

Responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of the local people.

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