ECOTOURISM: DEFINITION AND CONCEPTS

Gheorghe CHEIA

Abstract


This paper takes into consideration some theoretical notions about ecotourism, an important segment of the tourism phenomenon, and wants to place face-to-face some of the most important attempts to define it (from Ceballos-Lascurain to David Weaver and Yi-Yen Wu). An important role in understanding ecological tourism is understanding the impacts that it has had on various elements of human society, and in a holistic vision we can conclude that ecotourism should be actually a principle that leads / underpins the entire global phenomenon of tourism.

Keywords


ecotourism; tourism; definition; sustainability; natural setting

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