Eco Tourism : factfile
There are 7 documents in this section.
26 June 2008
The seaside - beaches, coastlines and islands - is the most popular type of holiday destination. Unfortunately, they are also being destroyed at the greatest speed.
10 June 2008
Tourism is said to be the world's largest employer. It plays a crucial role in world economics and has a significant impact on many people's lives - but this economic impact has been relatively little studied. It is also hard to quantify less tangible impacts such as the effects of tourism on local cultures. These impacts can be both positive and negative. For example, in many countries of the South, a culture of beach boys has developed which is in stark contrast to their own traditions and customs and this in turn creates conflict in their societies. On the positive side, tourism can encourage pride in local traditions and support local arts and crafts. Tourism brings income to the local communities and supports employment. It can, however, also cause price hikes, especially in land and food, which may be disproportionate to the earnings of the local people.
10 June 2008
Ecotourist destinations are gaining increasing publicity through press and television. The examples provided in the websites below range from the simple to the sophisticated. No judgment is made by this website on the environmental and social credentials of these holidays.
9 June 2008
Tourism is the world's largest industry, with an annual revenue of almost $500 billion. And it is growing fast, with airline arrivals expected to double by 2010.
4 June 2008
Perhaps the greatest environmental problem created by tourism is the contribution of air travel to global warming.
4 June 2008
Tourism can both aid conservation and protect the rain forests, coastlines, mountains, marine life and endangered species, but it can also contribute to excluding people from designated protected areas.
6 September 2004
Various terms attempt to describe tourism that is low-impact, good for the environment and for local communities.
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- End water injustice in Goa tourism
- Dispatches from South India: Alleppey's dirty waters
- Fighting poverty in Nepal's Year of Tourism
- SUCCESS STORY: Wasini women protect a unique coral island
- Selva Bananito Ecolodge
- Coastlines and cruises
- Tourism and people
- Ecotourist destinations
- Global tourism: growing fast
- "Kick the CO2 Habit" - it may be easier than you think
- Tourism and the environment
- Tourism and conservation
- Worldwatch Institute
- Sustainable Development International