Ecotourism vs. Tourism

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Main Difference

The main difference between Ecotourism and Tourism is that the Ecotourism is a form of tourism and Tourism is a travel for recreational or leisure purposes

  • Ecotourism (noun)

    Responsible travel to natural areas supporting the fauna, flora, and local economy

    "Ecotourism serves the environment and improves the well-being of indigenous peoples, too."

  • Tourism (noun)

    The act of travelling or sightseeing, particularly away from one's home.

  • Tourism (noun)

    The industry in which such travels and sightseeing are organized.

  • Tourism (noun)

    Collectively, the tourists visiting a place or landmark.

  • Tourism (noun)

    The act of visiting another region or jurisdiction for a particular purpose.

    "libel tourism; suicide tourism; sex tourism"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Ecotourism (noun)

    tourism to exotic or threatened ecosystems to observe wildlife or to help preserve nature

  • Tourism (noun)

    the business of providing services to tourists;

    "Tourism is a major business in Bermuda"

Princeton's WordNet

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