Exploring Ecotourism

Poster As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. While the details vary, most definitions of ecotourism boil down to a special form of tourism that meets three criteria: 1) it provides for environmental conservation 2) it includes meaningful community participation 3) it is profitable and …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Spotlight Conscious Travel Exploring Ecotourism Culinary Tourism Ethnotourism Community Tourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism Smart Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as smart tourism. The fact is that people tend to customize their own definitions to suit …

Culinary Tourism

Culinary tourism is hungry for new ideas. Culinary tourism is defined as the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences. By combining travel with these edible experiences, culinary tourism offers both locals and tourists alike an authentic taste of place in our bountiful province. – ontarioculinary.com A growing area of culinary tourism is …

Internet Definitions

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Exploring Responsible Tourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define responsible tourism. Our view: Responsible tourism is treating others the way they wish to be treated. While tourism campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — in fact we are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. What is responsible travel? Responsible …

Players (a.k.a. Stakeholders)

It takes time to read any game and what helps most is understanding who the players are and how they interact with one another. It’s all about understanding the expectations and responsibilities. This is straight-forward in sports and most games, but somehow in the politics of tourism and conservation, it’s precisely the expectations and responsibilities …

The Challenge of Ecotourism (1995)

  by John Shores One of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism business is nature-oriented tourism. The travel industry has enlisted the support of environmental organizations and park agencies and is promoting nature travel as the hottest “environmentally correct” activity available. But is ecotourism the panacea these promoters claim? The author argues that ecotourism …