Ecotourism is defined as responsible travel to

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Ecotourism is defined as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." (TIES, 1990) This means that those who implement and participate in ecotourism activities should follow the following ecotourism principles: Minimize impact, build environmental and cultural awareness and respect etc. 39) Qualitative (Within ethnographic research) You are looking for qualities, focusing on questions of problems that are interested in the qualities of those experiences and worldviews, not for things that you can count or measure It is the study of how something is happening over time o Qualitative rather than quantitative: Since you cannot measure world views or experiences, you look at the problems and the quality of those world views o People understand other people's experiences by spending time with them A im to gather an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior. The qualitative method investigates the why and how of decision making , not just what , where , when . Hence, smaller but focused samples are more often used than large samples. 40) customary land title Rules determined by cultural practices and ownership determined and claimed by people living on that land The community decides who has how much access to resources. Incredible cultural and linguistic variations, which helps to explain why the mining companies needed permission from the community to establish the mines there 41) myth (in anthropology) A story or narrative that portrays the meanings people give to their experiences. Myths are used as interpretive tools that help people articulate and express something about their own experiences 42) Study Tour A travel experience with specific learning goals. Learning is done by exploring territories, cultures, and people. Eg. these are tours sponsored by the conservationists and conducted by mining officials, which take people to see mines in order to teach selected elders on the effects of mining and logging on their forests and territory in the National park - conservationists and miners both have different end goals for these study tours 43) Authenticity Authenticity is the quality of being authentic and genuine Socially and culturally constructed through shared understandings and meanings: nothing is authentic without people in those relationships to give it that meaning 6
44) Commodity Something that can be bought or sold in a market exchange Traditionally commodities are items that involve a transfer of value and counter transfer. A sells something to B and transaction is finished. A long standing personal relationship between buyer and seller is not established. This is typical of capitalist market exchange system.

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