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Eco Travel or Eco Tourism is a form of tourism that involves visiting natural areas -- either in the wilderness or urban environments. According to the principles of ecotourism established by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), ecotourism is "Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." Characteristics of ecotourism include:
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• Travel to natural destinations
• Minimizes impact
• Builds environmental awareness
• Provides financial benefits for conservation
• Respects local culture
Eco Travel services are provided by resorts, lodges, bed and breakfasts, tour operators, vacation destinations, attractions and travel agents.
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