The growth, its implications and trends
  • Ines Nee
  • Insa Beckmann


Ecotourism is a potential segment of the tourism industry which is experiencing steady growth and increasing demand. Analyses indicate that the most significant tourism expansion is taking place in and around the world's remaining natural areas with an annual growth rate of 20% to 34% since the beginning of the 1990s (The International Ecotourism Society, 2006).


Protected Area Travel Agency Tourism Product Cultural Tourism Mass Tourism 
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