We often read and hear about ‘eco’. This word has become trendy, but does everyone know what it really means?
Eco travel as well as ecotourism refers to the responsible traveling to natural areas. It deals with the conservation of the environment and improvement of the welfare of the local residents. It can be just a walk in the forest that deals with the raising awareness of the traveler about the environment.
However, in this sphere there are various terms for a new type of tourism.
Ecotourism deals with the exploration of the topic. Travelers ask a lot of questions and get information about eco travel and other details as well as about the impacts, which humans do on nature.
What we often hear are such terms as "ecotourism", “cultural tourism”, "adventure travel”, “responsible tourism”, "sustainable tourism", “green travel”, "nature based travel" and others.
Adventure travel means the experience that is not usual to you and which you get while traveling with uncertainty and risk. For example, when you choose the transport, which is not conventional, like a canoe. Such trips include a certain level of risk as well as physical challenge.
Sustainable tourism means that the number of resources does not change after the act of tourism.
Responsible tourism aims at minimizing negative effects of the human impact on the surrounding. Tourists are supposed not to leave a trace during the visit into the wilderness.
Nature-based tourism is a general definition of any type of eco travel that focuses on nature. Green tourism is a synonym for ecotourism, but it is often used as the one meaning an environmentally friendly way of traveling.
Multi-sport adventures refer to the trips that deal with outdoor physical activities. Cultural tourism means travel with the goal to learn and interact with other cultures and countries.