What is Ecotourism

Having seen so many and different definitions of Ecotourism,  it was a bit confusing and I always felt that “something” was missing, until a friend of mine, Milena Frieden  a board member of NovaGalapagos, sent me the one from Martha Honey who is the Executive Director of  The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and the Center for Ecotourism and Sustainable Development.

I particularly like the inclusion of “supports human rights and democratic movements”
 

“Sound ecotourism involves travel to natural destinations, minimizes impact, builds environmental awareness, provides direct financial benefits for conservation, provides financial benefits and empowerment for local people, respects local culture, and supports human rights and democratic movements.”

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About Rene

About Ecuador, Galápagos, the Hospitality & Tourism industry, Conservation and personal Tidbits from a Swiss Hôtelier working in Ecuador & Galapagos and committed to supporting and encouraging local youngsters in Education, Sports and Environmental protection via my Foundation "Nova Galápagos."
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