GEOG 2091 Principles and Practice of Eco-tourism #2 ECOTOURISM IN LOCAL CONTEXT Perspectives of developing landscape ecotourism in HK. L ecture Objectives: Understand 4 criteria of ecotourism in local context
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UNDERSTAND 4 CRITERIA OF ECOTOURISM IN LOCAL CONTEXT
mainly natural areas: forest - flora & fauna; coral – marine & coast)
(enhancing understanding and appreciation
3) Environmentally friendly
(causes no or little nature damage)
(socially and economically) as a form of tourism business
KEY: REVIEW IN LOCAL CONTEXT
Geology – minerals & rocks
Landscapes reflect both
human & natural contributions
Landscapes reflect both human & natural contributions
Lots of things reallyEcotourism Opportunities:can we call it LANDSCAPE ECOTOURISM from a local perspective?
- the result of your field investigation
Mountain heights and access
Are qualified guides available?
Would self guided hikes be the major cheap resources for the potential ecotourists?
Where should be our target market and how should we promote the landscape (eco) tourism?