Many people who travel internationally do so in order to gain knowledge and experience of a certain country or culture. The main function of Ecotourism is just that: To build awareness and, more importantly, respect for a certain culture and for the environment. This is to preserve and better local populations all over the world, and is a great way to try something new, by traveling to a natural environment to contribute, volunteer or just have vacation time, all the while using non-destructive means; it’s environmentally-friendly travel, and a great motivator to get out in the world.

There are different types of Ecotourism: Agritourism, where tourists are encouraged to explore the agricultural life of rural communities in a first-hand way, either working alongside the people of the community, or shopping there locally; Community Development, which normally takes place in developing countries, and is a means of experiencing a culture by essentially living there with a [...]

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