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Many people think that the prefix “eco” in the word eco-tourism comes from the words ecosystem or ecology – and therefore consider the concepts of natural tourism and eco-tourism to be equivalent. However, despite the fact that the roots of eco-tourism can be found in nature tourism, this word has a broader meaning.
The International Society of Ecological Tourism (TIES) defines ecotourism as “a responsible journey to natural areas where the environment remains unchanged and where the lifestyle of the local population is maintained.”
This is the main difference between nature and ecotourism: Aboriginal tribes, their lives benefit from tourism, however, it does not invade their life and does not change it. The UN considers ecotourism not only a segment of the tourism market, but also a whole philosophy. “Ecological” – means oriented towards the environment and society. Continue reading
Christmas symbolizes the birth of Jesus Christ, it is a holiday of love and happiness to the whole world. People share warm wishes, try to congratulate all relatives and friends. At \ Christmas also marks the arrival of winter. Europeans decorate their homes with dazzling Christmas lights, flowers, hang balls on Christmas trees. Christmas presents are the perfect way to express love for loved ones.
The French are sure to exchange Christmas presents. By tradition, children leave their shoes near the fireplace so that Per Noel (an analogue of our Santa Claus) will fill them with fruits, nuts, toys. For Christmas, a puppet show is being played at Cathedral Square. Almost all families also play the scene of the birth of Jesus. Continue reading
Holidays in the Galapagos IslandsThe Galapagos Islands are an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, 972 km west of Ecuador, consisting of 19 large and small islands. A large number of tourists the archipelago attracts with its abundance of flora and fauna. It was here that Darwin received the first impetus to create his famous theory of evolution.
Isabela is the first largest in the entire archipelago. The main decoration of Isabela is the lagoon with an amazing variety of bird species: penguins, cormorants, frigates, flamingos and hawks; and ocean waters are full of killer whales and dolphins. Continue reading