Definition of ecotourism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈiːkəʊtʊərɪzəm//
, BrE//ˈiːkəʊtɔːrɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːkoʊtʊrɪzəm//
[uncountable] The tourist industry, Conservation
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organized holidays/vacations that are designed so that the tourists damage the environment as little as possible, especially when some of the money they pay is used to protect the local environment and animals Ecotourism is financing rainforest preservation. See related entries: The tourist industry, Conservation
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ecotourism