Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. Ecotourists engage in sustainable, responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of local people, and involves interpretation and education. Ecotourism can take place across the ocean, or even just across the block! Exciting destinations such as Costa Rica, Cambodia, and Estonia are just a few of the breathtaking locales you can visit as an ecotourist. Rich history and adventure is everywhere, even in your own local neighborhood. Learn about what countries around the world are doing to protect their natural beauty, while balancing their economy with tourism. Also, pick up some tips and tricks for being a responsible ecotourist, and see a full list of amazing destinations
Wanderlust: Taking the Sustainable Route
In “Wanderlust: Taking the Sustainable Route” we explore ecotourism in today’s modern day of travel. Starting with the background and types of ecotourism, this course will bring you up to date on the best practices for sustainable tourism as well as the impacts and outcomes of making sustainable choices when traveling.
Traveling Sustainably: Keeping your footprint small while expanding your horizons
The UN World Tourism Organization defines sustainable travel as “[travel] that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.” So what does that mean in practice?