Eco-tourism or Eco-trekking is often defined as a form of tourism with a purpose. Whilst in general terms it means environmentally friendly’ tourism. There is not a universal definition for eco-tourism. And the specific definition of what this actually means in practice can vary greatly from one country to another. Although it lacks one clear definition, International Eco-tourism has classified it. So International Eco-tourism has defined Eco-tourism as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well as being of local people. In addition, Eco-tourism is the World Conservation visitation to relatively undisturbed natural areas. It has a low negative visitor impact. And it also provides for the beneficially active socio-economic involvement of local populations.
This means that those who implement and participate in Eco-tourism follow the following principle…
- Minimize negative environmental impacts.
- Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect.
- Helps to provide a positive experience for both visitors and hosts.
- Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people.
- Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.
- Support international human rights and labor agreements.
- Raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, environmental, and social climate.
Sustainable Tourism and Eco-Tourism
Eco Trekking is often confusing with sustainable tourism. Whilst eco-tourism is a form of tourism (in addition to sport, health, culture, and adventure tourism). And the concept of sustainable development should apply to all these forms of tourism. If the principles of sustainability are applied, then the type of tourism can be called sustainable tourism. Therefore Sustainable Tourism can apply to all tourism activities.
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