In this background, ecotourism can be and alternative form of tourism that promises to minimize negative impacts of mass tourism while providing sustainable income to communities. According to Ceballos-Lascurain ecotourism is "environmentally responsible travel and
Second, followed by an analysis of the relationship between resources use efficiency and sustainable tourism, so as to shed some light for decision formulation within the local government. Finally, despite a general overview, the important role of resources use efficiency will be stressed so as to develop sustainable
The report identified the need for sustainable development and conservation of resources, which gave birth to the idea of ecotourism. Eco tourism as defined by Ceballos-Lascurain (1987) is travelling to relatively undisturbed or uncontaminated natural areas with the specific objective of studying, admiring and enjoying the scenery and its wild plants and animals, as well as any existing cultural manifestations (both past and present) found in these area. In 1993, Blangy and Wood defined it as responsible travel to natural area that conserves the environment and sustains the well being of local people.
The travel industry with the current impact on the global climate change has to be managed. International tourism heavily depends on the available means of transport in the area, and as much as the local authorities want to promote tourism, they feel the urge to develop sustainable travel plans that can aid and protect the tourism sector at the same time. Studies have revealed that the availability of the transportation system strengthens the base of international tourism. The locals benefit from the sector. But it is being noted that considering the sustainability of the communities, the travel sector has to be sustainable, with minimal impact on the climate.
Good business: Serves time and money in the long run; Facilitates investment; and Keeps business and government in touch and improves community relations; xiii. Reduces environmental threats to humans and ecosystems; and xiv. Leads to responsible decisions to sustain and enhance the value of environment for present and future generations. 1.2 Prohibited Activities to Investors Investors are prohibited from: i. Implementing projects that have negative impacts to investors.
An integrated approach to sustainable tourism is primarily evolving with community based tourism Addressing environmental and social concerns through policies, practices and taking initiatives at the ground level may reduce the impact of global warming by enhancing the sustainability of the mount tourism. The environmental sustainability focuses on the overall viability and health of ecological systems. Mountain Tourism will take its own course of time to be completely sustainable as every activity leaves a carbon footprint .The tourism industry has its own share of positive and negative impacts, but the mountain tourism can prosper and work towards becoming more sustainable by following the environmental practices.Therefore,the research topic of the ‘Issues, understanding and interpretation of sustainable tourism development in Shandong Province, China’ have been chosen by the researcher. .3.11The pilot study ‘A pilot study need not be a “scale model” of the planned main-stage evaluation, but should address the main uncertainties that have been identified in the development
Pro poor tourism is one of approach of tourism which aims at directing the net benefits of tourism to the poor people. It ensures that the tourism sector contributes in poverty reduction. It provides the opportunity to the poor to gain economic strength and other livelihood benefits. It is an approach which should not be confused with eco tourism and community based tourism although the latter can serve the purpose of pro poor tourism. However two terms; pro poor tourism and sustainable tourism may overlap.
However, as a result of the various definitions and concepts of ecotourism as discussed above, in this study, the definition of ecotourism will adopt the definition suggested by IUCN and accepted by MOCAT. This definition is “environmentally responsible travel and visitation to relatively undisturbed natural areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate nature, that promotes conservation, has low visitor impact and provides the beneficially active socio-economic involvement of local populations”. Another definition from the IUCN stated that ecotourism is a form of tourism that is focused on the discovery of cultural and natural heritage and committed to
One is through responsible tourism and the other is though ecotourism. What is responsible tourism? Responsible tourism defined as tourism which can provide a better experience for the tourist and a business chance for other party in order to make their life better through improvement of socio-economic benefit and natural resource management (Spenceley, Relly, Keyser, Warmeant, McKenzie, Mataboge, Norton,