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Geotourism. Kaitlyn Tobin Period 1/H 11/27/12. What is Geotourism?. Geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical location of a place; the environment, culture, heritage, and the well-being of its residents

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geotourism

Geotourism

Kaitlyn Tobin

Period 1/H

11/27/12

what is geotourism
What is Geotourism?
  • Geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical location of a place; the environment, culture, heritage, and the well-being of its residents
  • Also states that destinations should remain unspoiled for future generations
5 facts about geotourism
5 Facts about Geotourism
  • It involves the community, local businesses and civic groups join to provide a distinctive, authentic visitor experience.
  • Geotourism is all the elements of geographical character work together to create a tourist experience that is richer than the sum of its parts, appealing to visitors with diverse interests.
  • benefits residents economically, travel businesses hire local workers, and use local services, products, and supplies
  • Residents discover their own heritage by learning that the things they take for granted may be interesting to outsiders. As local people develop pride and skill in showing off their locale, tourists get more out of their visit
  • The residents who live in a historic area want to show tourist what their homes are like, their cultures, what types of foods they eat and also to show the world what beauty is really like if you really look close enough
locations
Locations!
  • Sierra Nevada- want to capture the beauty and history of this amazing tourist site
  • Peru- rehabilitating the valley of Rio Vilcanota from Machu Picchu, an area that also includes the Sacred Valley
sources
Sources!
  • http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/sustainable/about_geotourism.html