What Is Ecotourism? (The History & Principles of Responsible Travel). Ecotourism was defined by Megan Epler Wood in 1990 as “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” But what does that look like in action for travelers, and why does it matter? We examine the history and evolution of ecotourism through interviews with Wood (founder of The International Ecotourism Society) and Dr. Martha Honey (founder of the Center for Responsible Travel). We also explore some of the world’s hottest ecotourism destinations, and look at how individuals can make their travel adventures more sustainable for the local people and the planet. via @greenglobaltrvl
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