Travelling: this word might bring you beautiful memories or make you think of that special place you have to visit. Now, did you know that before the 20th-century travelling simply meant going where you had to go? But then, things changed, especially in developed lands.
As well-paying jobs became more available and as the workweek shrank to 40 hours or less, then people had the money and the time to visit more places. Travelling now meant going where you wanted to go. Cars, buses, and airplanes made it easier to pursue recreation in remote locations. And mass tourism became a significant business.
According to The Times Atlas of the 20th Century, tourism “had a dramatic impact, both on those countries receiving tourists and on their home countries.” Here we come with the grim news: Part of the impact has been negative. Tourists have too often contributed to ruining the very attractions they were drawn to see.
Fortunately, back in the 1980s some people buzzed a new word and with it called the attention for varying the style of travelling: Eco-tourism. Nowadays, you can find names like green travel, nature travel, responsible travel, ethical travel, mindful travel, conscious travel, pro-poor tourism, and many others.
No matter what you desire to call it, the central idea all these names have in common is this: an urgency for the tourism industry to adopt more environmentally friendly practices, protect the natural and cultural heritage of any location, and support local communities. To be considered genuinely eco-friendly; ecotourism must make a positive impact on both the ecology and economy of a given destination.
For us, it is a pleasure to show you the opportunity of learning the fundamentals of Eco-tourism at our different programs.
At Etosoto our primary goals aim to share a real philosophy of life from the point of relearning to observe nature and working to preserve it is paramount today. By joining the Eco-tourism movement with us, you will:
-See first-hand the real choice for designing, constructing and operating low-impact facilities.
-Build environmental and cultural awareness leading to respect inner’s society point of view.
-Learn how to efficiently minimize physical, social, behavioral, and psychological impacts.
-Get training on how to produce crops that do not harm the environment but contribute to its sustainability.
-Learn memorable interpretative experiences, raising your sensitivity to host countries’ environmental, and social climates.
All these valuable lessons are taught by genuinely committed teachers who will help you get the best from every space. At the same time, we count on many other experiences you can discover at Etosoto!