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Ecotourism and sustainable tourism

Essay on ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Topics covered are living in an earth friendly matter, conserving the environment, sustaining the well being of local people, the World Tourism Organization, TravelGreen, Ecotourism Association, Ecoventura, and Smart Voyager.

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Sustainability in ecotourism and tourism is changing dramatically as people are making a larger effort to live in a more earth friendly manner. According to The Sustainable Tourism Gateway, ecotourism is "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people." (Srinivas) Sustainable tourism covers all areas of the industry with guidelines in place to reduce environmental impact, such as the use of fuel for certain types of travel. Sustainable tourism focuses more on supporting efforts to conserve the environment, sustains the well being of local people and requires the lowest possible consumption of non-renewable resources.

According to Sustainable Travel International, "Tourism is arguably the world's largest industry. It generates about 10% of total world GDP and employs over 10% of the global workforce, and it's on the verge of tremendous growth. In 2005, there were 808 million international tourism ...

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Essay on ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Topics covered are living in an earth friendly matter, conserving the environment, sustaining the well being of local people, the World Tourism Organization, TravelGreen, Ecotourism Association, Ecoventura, and Smart Voyager.

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