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JUL 22

GREEN TOURISM

July 22, 2017 | by R Saptoto

GREEN TOURISM

  Ali Hasan

 Dosen Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata AMPTA Yogyakarta

 

 

 

ABSTRACT

Green tourism is defined as environmentally friendly tourism activities with various focuses and meanings. In a broad term, green tourism is about being an environmentally friendly tourist or providing environmentally friendly tourist services. The green tourism concept would be highly appealing to tourism enterprises and operators owing to increasing governmental pressure to improve environmental performance by adopting effective and tangible environmental management techniques.

 

Green tourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial  tourism. Its purpose may be to educate the traveler, to provide funds for ecological conservation, to directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities, or to foster respect for different cultures and for human rights. Green Tourism has been considered a critical endeavor by environmentalists, so that future generations may experience destinations relatively untouched by human intervention.

 

Furthermore, achievement and promotion of internationally recognized environmental awards would be instrumental to the tourism enterprises in marketing their services. As a result, many concerned and responsible parties put forward recommendations for green tourism products to regulate tourisms negative impacts.