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Transcript of Ecotourism
Ecotourism is a natural-based eco-friendly, alternative form of tourism.
& Responsibilities of Managers
Implement eco-tourism guidelines & proper judgement
Investigate actual and potential tourism impacts
Ability to capture the benefits and minimize the costs of eco-tourism
Enforce sustainable policies
Take respsonsible measures to protecting the environment
Education & Training Necessary
Basic Customer Service Training
First Aid Training
Special Training Based on the Position
Current State of Affairs
Its main destinations are where the cultural and environmental heritage are in abundance, in certain parts of our planet.
Several international organizations see eco tourism as a tool for poverty alleviation and biodiversity, especially in developing nations.
Helps protect the natural and cultural heritage of our planet.
Effectively unites conservation, communities and sustainable travel.
Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people.
has minimal impact on the environment
money from the tourists goes back into conservation for the environment; positive economic effect
educates visitors by an on-site visit about the local political, social and environmental issues.
pollution of the habitat
used as "green washing," where the environment is used as a bait to attract tourists
tourists don't fully understand or care about what eco tourism is
Protected areas, private reserves and international biosphere reserves offer the best arenas for pursuing ecotourism.
Its purpose is to educate the traveler, provide funds for ecological conservation, directly benefit the economic development local communities, or to experience different cultures.
Creates conservation of biological diversity and cultural diversity through ecosystem protection
20% of international travel
"Sun and Sand" vacations matured; ecotourism is still new
Growing 20-30 % per year since 1990
Generates more money per person
Costa Rica generates $1,200; France spent $400
"Stay Over" tourists spend more
Caribbean tourists spend 18 times more than cruise guests
Puts more money in economy
All Inclusive pays companies; while ecotourism puts up to 95% back into country
Older generations, with higher education, higher income, and experienced
Younger generations looking for adventure.
Commitment and capability to manage eco-tourism sites effectively
Work closely with tourism operators, travel agents, tour guides,
government tourism agencies and others
Fastest growing trend
Camping with luxury at home amenities
Chefs prepare local foods
Offers tours of surrounding area
Disruption of ecological life systems
Various forms of pollution such as from more tour vehicles
Exploitation of local communities and tribes
Illegally keeping endangered species in captivity to attract visitors
Moab Desert, Utah
Wildlife and rare species are turned into souvenirs and commodities
Harder to get to some destinations
Sal Salis ningaloo Reef, Austarlia
Minaret Station, New Zealand
Zip Line Safety
Information about the environment for tours
Strong respect for the environment
Need to be able to communicate awareness
Have strong knowledge of the environment to actively discuss conservation issues
Knowledge of: environmental impacts, causes & effects, environmental protection, local culture, ecosystem, wildlife, etc.
Offer guests programs about the local natural and cultural environment
Educate and persuade visitors to help improve the environment
Less rare species as they are widely hunted down and kept for show
Promotes the use of recycling, water conservation, and energy efficiency
Builds environmental awareness
Provides financial benefits for conservation and empowerment
for local people
Supports human rights and democratic movements
Benefits economic development
Respects local culture
Communities and local people being moved to create parks
Emma Georgantis, Taylor Kelly, Michael Stechmann, Kiriaki Tsaganis
Promotes sustainable use of biodiversity, by providing jobs to help maintain the ecosystem