Establishment of restaurants and residences for ecotourists
In terms of ecotourism, the danger is that first would tour companies and first world ecotourists
run "ecotours" in poor countries without adequate regard for the local culture and economy.
Using classification of ecotourists
introduced by Wright and Backman (1994), Honey (2008) as well as Kusler (1991), the ecotourists
in Fraser Hill can be classified as the follows: (Table 1).
2010), Exploring the predisposition of travellers to qualify as ecotourists
: The ecotourist
predisposition scale, Journal of Ecotourism, 9, 45-61.
Travelling north, the ecotourist
enters the Ashanti Region, home to one of the most powerful and famous cultures in all of Africa.
boom began in the mid-1980s; during the last half of the 1980s tourism in Monteverde increased 36 percent a year, and in the early 1990s it grew at a rate of 50 percent a year.
Becoming an ecotourist
means looking at travel from a different perspective, seeing it not just for pleasure, but for a purpose too.
It features a pastiche of family-run operations that are often seen as mutually exclusive: a cattle ranch and a primary tropical forest; a scientific research base and ecotourist
lodge; a fruit plantation and fledgling conservation center.
Unfortunately, the biggest ecotourist
draws are the parks and wilderness areas most threatened by proposed oil pipelines.
During the interview in her Guatemala City office, Monterroso described the typical ecotourist
as affluent, well-educated and genuinely concerned about preservation of the great variety of plants, animals and habitats in Central America, as well as the region's archaeological sites and indigenous cultures.
Sadly, no-one can easily escape the evils of 21st-century living, even as an ecotourist
Sadly and increasingly," he laments, "the saying `better an ecotourist
shark than a finned dead shark' is a reality.