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If you’re a traveller who loves nature then the term ecotourism will most likely appeal to you. The importance of ecotourism to the survival of the earth’s pristine landscapes should not be underestimated.

What is ecotourism?

Ecotourism is tourism that focuses on responsible tourism and environmental sustainability. It usually involves visiting pristine and undisturbed natural regions of the world. This type of tourism is usually low-impact and boutique.

Why is ecotourism important?

Ecotourism is so important to the earth because it minimises the impact on the environment. The benefits of ecotourism are manyfold as ecotourism is responsible travel with the aim of conserving the environment, treating the land with respect and improving the lives of local people.

What is the goal of ecotourism?

Ecotourism is a type of sustainable development that aims to reduce the impact on the world’s pristine places. The main ecotourism benefits are to ensure that the impact of tourism is minimal on the earth’s natural environment and communities.

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