The development of ecotourism as a form of sustainable tourism

Magdalena Kowalska , Wioletta Knapik


Ecotourism is environmentally-friendly traveling. As a form of sustainable tourism, it presupposed conscious travel and planning of travel which contributes to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage and complies with the principles of environmental protection. The well-being of the local people is also taken into account in this approach of responsible travel. The objective of this article is to define the role that ecotourism plays in today`s tourism industry and to commercial ones. In the introduction to this form of sustainable tourism, we will define and characterize concepts such as eco-development, sustainable tourism, and ecotourism – also known as “green tourism” or “nature tourism”. The notion of sustainable tourism, which has its origins in eco-development, will be discussed, as well as the specific characteristics of ecotourism, including its divisions, features, and principles in comparison with other types of travel. In addition, the authors will draw attention to the factors that speak for the development of this form of tourism, but also to the threats that this development may pose. The study will also include an overview of ecotourism in Poland and its selected Europeans countries. In the conclusion sections , the authors will attempt to summarize the future trends of ecotourism based on the example presented.
Author Magdalena Kowalska (FoAaE / DoSnSP)
Magdalena Kowalska,,
- Department of Statistics and Social Policy
, Wioletta Knapik (FoAaE / DoSnSP)
Wioletta Knapik,,
- Department of Statistics and Social Policy
Publication size in sheets23.65
Book Fialová Jitka (eds.): Public recreation and landscape protection- with sense hand in hand?, 2020, Mendel University in Brno, ISBN 978-80-7509-715-6, [978-80-7509-716-3], 586 p.
Keywords in Englishsustainable development, sustainable tourism, green tourism, nature tourism
Languageen angielski
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