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There is disagreement on the definition and identity of the phrase “ecotourism” at the exhibit. Use is still associated with a great deal of confusion and conflict. According to Buckley (2009:2), Parks Canada appears to have been the first organization to consistently use the phrase “eco-tour” in the 1960s. Wearing (2008:6) states that ecotourism is perceived as one of the portions of the tourism industry that is developing three times quicker than other parts.


PRESERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Ecotourism aids in the protection of natural resources by promoting moral travel. By lessening negative environmental effects like pollution and habitat destruction, ecotourism helps to preserve ecosystems and biodiversity.

PROMOTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS: By acting as a teaching tool, ecotourism helps people understand how important it is to protect the environment. Travelers are inspired to advocate for sustainable behaviors in their daily lives because of their increased understanding of the distinctive ecosystems and the difficulties they face.

ECONOMIC CHANCES FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES: Ecotourism provides local communities with economic opportunities by generating income and jobs. The influx of tourists boosts local businesses including eco-lodges, tour operators, and handcraft artisans, improving the general well-being and economic development of the town.


RESPECT AND PRESERVATION OF LOCAL CULTURES: Ecotourism encourages the preservation and appreciation of regional customs and cultures. Visitors have the chance to interact with locals, discover more about their traditions, and aid cultural heritage projects. In addition to fostering pride, this keeps old customs from disappearing.

BETTER SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE: As ecotourism gains traction, destinations engage in upgrading their infrastructure and services to draw in eco-aware travelers. This also entails building up amenities and designing eco-friendly accommodation. Trails that are kept up to date, and improving services that put environmental preservation first.

PROMOTING CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AND PEACE: Ecotourism can promote understanding and harmony across cultures. Interacting with local people helps tourists break down barriers and foster mutual respect. Understanding while also deepening their appreciation of various cultures and traditions.


In conclusion ecotourism in urban design can be achieved by incorporating small elements urban design like adding street furniture. Creating attractive pathways from one landmark to another, analyzing and making strategies for management of the ecotourism.



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