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Monday, May 14, 2012

Ecotourism - current news stories

Here are several stories about ecotourism circulating in the news:

'Swamp people' give ecotourism a boost
KUSA - One of tv's most popular reality shows is giving the ecotourism industry some new energy and interest. "Swamp People" tells the story of rugged locals who have hunted alligators in the Louisiana swamps for generations.

Brownback to host ecotourism event
Gov. Sam Brownback will host a gathering April 28 in central Kansas to discuss the state’s potential to develop outdoor sites for ecotourism.

Costa Rica's First Ecotourism and Extreme Sports Fair
Costa Rica Extrema 2012 is our country’s first expo dedicated to ecotourism, adventure and extreme recreational activities. It brings together the best Costa Rica has to offer to people who enjoy both active and relaxing vacations. The three specific areas of interest at Costa Rica Extrema 2012 will be: extreme sports, ecotourism and adventure travel.

Ecotourism nets $4B for Delmarva
LEWES -- Outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, camping, cycling and wildlife viewing contribute nearly $4 billion annually to the economy on the Delmarva Peninsula, according to a new study by the nonprofit Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP).
The study, released Thursday, found that some 1.6 million people hunt, fish or wildlife watch on Delmarva and spend an estimated $1.5 billion. Of those, 1.3 million come to watch wildlife.
Recreational boating brought in another $1.3 billion and camping, and biking and trail-based travel contributed more than $1 billion with $830 million in trip-related sales, according to the study.

1 comment:

Travel Designers said...

Hello Kevin, Truly happy to write down a comment in your complete blog.

Generally, ecotourism focuses on socially responsible travel, personal growth, and environmental sustainability and we already believe it, despite others ideas... we think that it's going to be an important insight for us (as an ecological country). We need more post like this one, and of course, more people like you. We will share this blog (Twitter and Facebook) because we think that you are doing an amazing work. Well done and keep doing this.

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