ecotourism

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noun eco·tour·ism \ ˌē-kō-ˈtu̇r-ˌi-zəm , ˌe-kō- \

Definition of ecotourism

:the practice of touring natural habitats in a manner meant to minimize ecological impact

ecotour

play \ˈē-kō-ˌtu̇r, ˈe-kō-\ noun

ecotourist

play \ˌē-kō-ˈtu̇r-ist, ˌe-kō-\ noun

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First Known Use of ecotourism

1980


ECOTOURISM Defined for English Language Learners

ecotourism

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noun

Definition of ecotourism for English Language Learners

  • : the practice of traveling to beautiful natural places for pleasure in a way that does not damage the environment there


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