CHAPTER 17-points of emphasis

CHAPTER 17-points of emphasis - CHAPTER 17 TOURISM AND THE...

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CHAPTER 17 TOURISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES Recognize the world-wide importance of natural resource conservation and sustainable tourism development. Learn how ecotourism can benefit local people. Understand the dangers and limitations of ecotourism. Understand tourist codes of ethics and guidelines. Learn current environmental practices of tourism organizations and suppliers. Learn how to maintain natural destinations. CHAPTER OUTLINE Outline Summary Points of Emphasis 1. Introduction The needs and structure of the host community should be improved by ecotourism as well as preserving, sustaining, and improving the natural environment. 2. Does tourism threaten Provides the WTTC view. Does tourism have the world’s largest impact the environment? on the environment? 3. Sustainable development If the developer and architect begin a project with environmental protections as an important goal, then all parties involved will comply with this mandate. Buildings and grounds should blend into the natural landscape as fully as possible. Acquainting guests with the natural attractions by using nature trails and similar facilities and programs will increase satisfaction. Globally tourism impacts and is impacted by many resource factors – petroleum being a good example. Sustainable development must be a workable approach ensuring as much as possible that we replace what we consume, and do not create by-products that pollute or destroy the ecosystem upon which future generations depend. We are all responsible. 4. Common terms used and Ecotourism is the most commonly used – ecology (living definitions things and their environment) plus their use in tourism. There are many definitions but mainly it is environmentally friendly travel.
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5. Examples of ecotourism Most tourism, other than business or urban tourism, depends on the appeal of the natural environment. These include climate, land forms, snow, ice, scenery, the fauna, flora, water resources, beaches, natural beauty, and a place for outdoor activities. Degradation of such resources diminishes their appeal. The U.S. Travel Data Center reported that in 1991 over 8 million Americans participated in ecotours offered by over 300 companies and organizations. These include the Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, National Audubon Society, Museums, and others. 6.
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