[ ek-oh-toor-iz-uhm, ee-koh‐ ]
/ ˌɛk oʊˈtʊər ɪz əm, ˌi koʊ‐ /
tourism to places having unspoiled natural resources, with minimal impact on the environment being a primary concern.
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Words nearby ecotourism
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British Dictionary definitions for ecotourism
/ (ˈiːkəʊˌtʊərɪzəm) /
tourism that is designed to contribute to the protection of the environment or at least minimize damage to it, often involving travel to areas of natural interest in developing countries or participation in environmental projects
Derived forms of ecotourismecotourist, noun
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