Tourism and Ecology

Questions whether this new form of tourism is good or bad for the ecology.

Ecotourism is widely recognized as the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry. It purports to raise ecological awareness while conserving the natural environment. However, in practice, its impacts are broader and often deleterious. This case examines the inevitable conflict between profits and preservation. It also makes a series of recommendations to improve the environmental and socio-economic consequences of ecotourism.