Literature Summary Essay

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Lac,K. (2013). Make a decision to support eco-friendly tourism this Earth Day. Retrieved from http://www.examiner.com/article/make-a-decision-to-support-eco-friendly-tourism-this-earth-day-1
In the given article the author pings a caution reminder to the travelers to start some essential things on the Earth day April 17.Since tourism industry places huge stress on the environment, as a traveler we should support eco-tourism by using eco-friendly products. Some of the tourism industry began to encourage this by providing eco-friendly hotels, on-site bike rentals, biodegradable bottles. Likewise many airlines were putting their effort to lessen their carbon foot prints. Finally the writer supports the future generations to enjoy beautiful
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There are various regulation and accreditation to improve sustainability. Guidelines and education should be given to communicate awareness to the tourists. Small scale tourism should be developed for the benefits of local people and economy. The local people have more knowledge and they will have awareness of their culture. National resource management can be utilized as a special tool for developing ecotourism. On the other hand the development of ecotourism causes negative impacts on the local community, threatening the indigenous culture to move to other parts. Many case studies are there to illustrate the rising complexity of ecotourism and its impacts.

Matt, N. (2009). Is Eco-Tourism eally Eco-Friendly? Retrieved from http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/eco-tourism-really-eco-friendly/
In the given article, the author examines how the different sectors in the tourism industry supports eco-tourism as eco-friendly. He argues that eco-tourism looks as if it’s just made for the rich. Many companies were simply green-washing their words, saying that they are eco-friendly. They are trying to feel good. Moreover, they are not committed the local culture. The promising trend in tourism is, mainly small-scale operators were changing their business structures to avoid negative impacts on the environment. They help the local culture to rebuild the environment and educate tourists to protect the environment.

Department of Conservation.

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