We are committed to addressing environmental problems by promoting environmentally conscious tourism, sustainable community development and experiential, place-based environmental education. Our vision is to ensure that travel and tourism become a means of protecting the natural and cultural resources that the industry and local communities depend upon and that tourists value.Test
The Institute of EcoTourism is dedicated to being a leading educational resource and a catalyst for change in the travel and tourism industry.
In 2002 the United Nations Environment Programme declared that “putting ecotourism on a truly sustainable path is a major challenge, requiring partnership and cooperation between the tourism industry, local people and the tourists themselves.”² The Institute of EcoTourism shares this belief and is committed to a vision of people working together toward sustainable tourism industry throughout the world.
In all, we aspire to become a place where individuals and families can come to enhance their understanding of the natural environment and cultures of our region.
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2 Aloisi de Larderel, Jacqueline, Assistant Executive Director; Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics. United Nations Environment Programme. Foreword of "Ecotourism: Principles, Practices & Policies for Sustainability." Meagan Epler Wood. United Nations Environment Program and the International Ecotourism Society.
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Institute of Ecotourism
PO Box 44972
Phoenix, AZ 85064