Alternative tourism was created as an alternative to mass tourism. It is a new, respectful kind of tourism because of the way that alternative tourists look out for the impact they have on the environment, the culture, and the people of the places visited. Alternative tourism started developing at the beginning of the century and its objectives are environmental integrity, social justice, and economic development.
There are several types of alternative tourism:
- Ecotourism: or « green tourism » is one form of sustainable tourism. Ecotourism is based on the discovery of nature. Its development rate is one of the best in the world. One of its limits is that hotels and structures are built in beautiful landscapes.
- Solidarity tourism: the travelers live and share with host families.
- Responsible tourism: its goal is the same as sustainable tourism, to promote sustainable development. People can live in better places and the places to visit are more preserved thanks to this kind of tourism.
In this blog project we will develop the different kinds of tourism. Not only will we talk of its advantages but also of its limits.