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Benefits of Eco-Tourism and Selecting Eco-Tours

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According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, travel and tourism is projected to remain one of the world's biggest industries, generating more than $3.5 trillion in economic activity annually. Ecotourism is one of the most rapidly growing and dynamic sectors of the tourism market. The Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people."

Adam Roberts ‘The Compassionate Conservationist’, CEO of Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation, chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, about how Eco-Tourism can benefit communities and travel destinations, and the significant role it plays in wildlife conservation. Born Free USA is a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade. 

This interview originally aired on May 17, 2015, as part of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Radio Expo, that broadcasted live from Yerington Inn, Nevada.

 

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