Ecotourism is on the rise. Look for certified products Certified tourism products tours, attractions or accommodation meet predetermined standards verified by an independent third party. The price charged must be enough to cover costs and make a profit.
Make it enthusiastic, professional, complete, and concise. Are you in a National Park or a protected area? Which publications are they in, and which ones would you like to be in? South Africa is one of the countries that is reaping significant economic benefits from ecotourism, but the negative effects far outweigh the positive—including forcing people to leave their homes, gross violations of fundamental rights, and environmental hazards —far outweigh the medium-term economic benefits.
There are several organizations that are interested in promoting ecotourism and so you should be having adequate support and plenty of encouragement.
A business plan should clearly present all of the important information regarding your ecotourism business. Why have you selected this form? Displacement of people[ edit ] One of the worst examples of communities being moved in order to create a park is the story of the Maasai.
A summit held in Quebec led to the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, a collaborative effort between the UN Foundation and other advocacy groups.
Too many lodges have been built, too much firewood is being used and no limits are being placed on tourism vehicles.