Environmental Education and Tourism

Joana Padrão, Joana Tavares

Abstract


One aspect that seems to mark the tourist demand in recent years relates to a trend (confirmed by statistics) called for increased environmental tourism.This fact brings new challenges to the tourist agents who still are confronted with increasingly demanding and diverse public. It should be noted that the environmental tourism, assumes a set of commitments not only from the environment itself as for individuals. For this it is necessary to develop an environmental awareness that allows, despite increased human presence in a "place" does not deface the nature of that space. Rather, environmental tourism and environmental ecology are presented as two sides of the same coin in that based on the same concerns of ecological, environmental and human and the same assumptions of conservation, sustainability and social responsibility.Thus, the greatest human presence that follows the development of this type of tourism should be reflected, not detract from the tourist destination but a greater investment in the preservation, conservation and respect for the uniqueness of that destination.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n22p540


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