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Ecotourism

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  • 1. Ecotourism English presentation Laura Vandekerckhove
  • 2. Intro
    • What is ecotourism?
    • Ecoterrorism?
    • +/- 10 min.
  • 3. Definition
    • Travel to natural areas
    • Supporting fauna, flora and local economy
    • Serve environment
    • Improve the well being of locals
  • 4. GOAL : minimize impact of mass tourism
    • Reaction against mass tourism
    • No economic motives
  • 5. Eco-lodges
    • Hotels
    • Limit waste
    • Recycling
    • Conserve resources
    • Alternative energy source
    • Buy local food
    • Hire local people
  • 6. Ecoterrorism?
  • 7. Problems
    • Eco façade
    • Threat to local culture
    • Little or no infusion to local economy
    • Environmental damage
    • Safety
    • Lack of regulation
  • 8. Eco façade
    • Big business
      • Fastest growing subsector
  • 9. Eco façade
    • Exploiting ecotourism
    • Using the term = positive image
    •  ‘ Green washing’
  • 10. Threat to local culture
    • Arrangement incl. :
      • ‘ Meet and greet’ with tribe members
      • Entertainment and demonstrations
    • No agreement among locals
    • = intern problems
  • 11. Little infusion to local economies
    • Organized by foreign tourist agencies
    • Majority of fare not for locals
  • 12. Environmental damage More transportation More pollution Bigger nature areas
  • 13. Safety
    • No official tourist agency
    • Independent agency :
      • More experience and tips
      • BUT
      • Decrease cost
      • Not so concerned with safely operating
  • 14. Lack of regulation
    • No certification process
    • No official regulation
    • No overseeing authority
  • 15.  
  • 16. Thank you for your attention !

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