Ecotourism is distinguished by its emphasis on conservation, education, traveler responsibility and active community participation. Specifically, ecotourism possesses the following characteristics:

  • Conscientious, low-impact visitor behavior

  • Sensitivity towards, and appreciation of, local cultures and biodiversity

  • Support for local conservation efforts

  • Sustainable benefits to local communities

  • Local participation in decision-making

  • Educational components for both the traveler and local communities

Tourism is now the world's largest industry, with nature the fastest growing segment.

Ecotourism can provide much-needed revenues for the protection of national parks and other natural areas -- revenues that might not be available from other sources.

Additionally, ecotourism can provide a viable economic development alternative for local communities with few other income-generating options. Moreover, ecotourism can increase the level of education and activism among travelers, making them more enthusiastic and effective agents of conservation.


Green Destinations’ core values are:


  • Genuine and authentic: supporting the celebration of local culture and tradition;

  • Responsible: defending people against exploitation and human rights violation, and enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities;

  • Economically sustainable: involving the local business community and enhancing local community employment during and beyond the holiday season;

  • Environmentally sustainable: ensuring public health, safety and sound environmental management;

  • Nature & scenery: protecting scenic views, habitats and wildlife, and respecting animals that are used in tourism.  

  • Source: Green Destinations. 

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