ecotourism
noun Date: 1982 the practice of touring natural habitats in a manner meant to minimize ecological impact • ecotourist noun

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  • ecotourism — e‧co‧tour‧is‧m [ˈiːkəʊˌtʊərɪzm ǁ ˈiːkoʊˌtʊr ] noun [uncountable] TRAVEL the business of organizing holidays to natural areas, such as theRain Forest, or the activity of visiting a place like this on holiday and being careful not to damage the… …   Financial and business terms

  • ecotourism — by 1989, from ECO (Cf. eco ) + TOURISM (Cf. tourism). Related: Ecotourist …   Etymology dictionary

  • ecotourism — ► NOUN ▪ tourism directed towards unspoiled natural environments and intended to support conservation efforts. DERIVATIVES ecotour noun & verb ecotourist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Ecotourism — Llano del Muerto waterfall in El Salvador …   Wikipedia

  • ecotourism — /ikoʊˈtʊərɪzəm/ (say eekoh toouhrizuhm) noun 1. tourism so arranged that it involves no degradation of the environment: *it makes sense to offer training in ecotourism, which is one of the region s fastest growing sectors –abc online, 2004. 2.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ecotourism — ekologinis turizmas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Turizmas gamroje, kurio pagrindinis tikslas – gamtos stebėjimas, jos pažinimas. atitikmenys: angl. ecotourism vok. Ökotourismus, m rus. экотуризм, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ecotourism — /ek oh toor iz euhm, ee koh /, n. tourism to places having unspoiled natural resources. [1985 90; ECO + TOURISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • ecotourism — noun Responsible travel to natural areas supporting the fauna, flora, and local economy …   Wiktionary

  • ecotourism —   maintenance of very small scale, low density tourist developments, usually in locations where the environment is particularly fragile or sensitive to human activity, so that degradation does not occur in those areas …   Geography glossary

  • ecotourism — e|co|tour|is|m [ˈi:kəuˌtuərızəm US ˈi:kouˌtur ] n [U] the business of organizing holidays to natural areas, especially areas that are far away such as the ↑rain forest, where people can visit and learn about the area in a way that will not hurt… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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