Ecotourism is considered an alternative form of tourism for travelers. These destinations provide an educational component, capture a larger portion of revenue locally, and strive to minimize the impact generated by the tourists/tourism. Often the main focus is on the natural environment and indigenous peoples and/or cultures.
To learn more about ecotourism you can visit the International Ecotourism Society.
If you are interested in attended the 2013 World Conference this September, click here for details.