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Tourism Including Eco-Tourism: Ecotourism

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Ecotourism

Ecotourism implies visiting fragile, primeval, and usually protected areas of low impact and small scale. According to “International Ecotourism Society” (TIES) in 1990, ecotourism is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” IN 2002, UN celebrated International Year of Eco-tourism.

Characteristics of Ecotourism

Main characteristics of ecotourism are:

  • It involves travel to preserved natural destinations.
  • It minimizes environmental impact.
  • It shares socio…

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Tourism Including Eco-Tourism: Rural Tourism

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Rural Tourism

More than 50 % of India is urban population, which is expected to grow to 66 % by 2050. These city dwellers look for small breaks in nearby areas.

Rural tourism experiences can be created by making natural, cultural, capital and human resources indigenous to rural areas attractive to tourists (Redefining Tourism, UNDP 2008) .

Scope and Potential of Rural Tourism in India

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