Specifically, ecotourism possesses the following characteristics : . Conscientious, low-impact visitor behavior Sensitivity towards, and appreciation of, local cultures and biodiversity Support for local conservation efforts Sustainable benefits to local communities
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Ecotourism can be defined as “travel that is small scale,low impact, culturally sensitive, community & conservation orientated, primarily nature based, educational and capable of broadening peoples minds and enlivening their souls while providing a unique experience, firmly grounded in sustainable principles and practices”
The GreenBox Area
Covers County Leitrim ,Fermanagh
,Cavan ,Monaghan ,Sligo ,Donegal
How do we put ecotourism into practice locally?
Think global, act local
Certification & Standards
Training & Mentoring
Delivery to Small Businesses
Listen to their needs deliver training at right level/time/venue.
4 mentors employed to deliver the Eu Flower Eco label
(Technical Environmental advise)
Unbeaucratic /User Friendly/Hands on training.
Tourism Marketing for many members first time involved with
tour operators/journalist /
Tourist accommodation & Campsites
Future Eco Tourism
Ireland needs to have strong Policy at Failte Ireland ,NITB ,Dept Of Tourism .We need to avoid Green washing products- promoting product with no Certification Standards and not based on Eco Tourism Principles.
Sustainable Tourism is not Eco Tourism, there has been much damage to our Environment in last 3 Tourism Development /Tax Shelters eg Seaside Resort /Rural Renewal Schemes.
You Are Invited to Greenbox
Eco Tourism Conference June 8th Carrick on Shannon Co Leitrim
International Speakers /Field Trips