GEOTOURISM. GEOTOURISM. Contents. Abstract 3. Introduct

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GEOTOURISMContentsAbstract............................................................................................................................3Introduction.....................................................................................................................4Geo tourism.....................................................................................................................4Principles for Geo tourism.............................................................................................51)Integrity..............................................................................................................................52)International Codes...........................................................................................................53)Involvement of Community..............................................................................................54)Benefit for Community.....................................................................................................65)Satisfaction of tourists......................................................................................................66)Conservation of Resources...............................................................................................67)Protection and enhancement of appeal...........................................................................68)Planning..............................................................................................................................79)Usage of land......................................................................................................................710)Market Diversity............................................................................................................711)Interactive Interpretation.............................................................................................712)Selection of market........................................................................................................813)Evaluation.......................................................................................................................8Geoparks..........................................................................................................................8ASO Geopark.............................................................................................................................9Additional features..................................................................................................................10Benefits of geotourism for a region.............................................................................11Problems due to geotourism.........................................................................................11Conclusion.....................................................................................................................12Bibliography...................................................................................................................132
GEOTOURISMAbstractIn this assignment, we have a look at what Geo tourism is and how it affects a particularregion. Our main objective in this assignment is to analyse what geo tourism has to offer forthe development of a region and it also provides an idea as to what its positives and negativesare.3
GEOTOURISMIntroductionGeo tourismGeo tourism is explained as a phenomenon or a feature that maintains or betters thegeographical features that might be distinct for that particular region. It has an effect on theheritage, the environmental features, culture followed and also the residents who are a part ofthe place for quite a long time. The term geo tourism encompasses three main factors that arevery closely related with it and it defines what geo tourism is basically about.[ CITATIONGeo16 \l 16393 ]The first relation is responsibility towards the environment. By this aspect it relates to thecommitment of conservation of resources and also the maintenance of the biodiversity.Cultural responsibility is the second aspect that is focussed here. By this aspect we see thatthere should be commitment provided towards the maintenance of the local sensibilities andthis also covers the proper maintenance of the heritage in that local place. The final and themost important feature that geo tourism covers is the aspect of synergy. This feature showsthat under geo tourism we bring together all the elements of geographical nature to providean experience to the travellers that appeals to them as well as on a whole it showcases thepride of the region.[ CITATION Nat16 \l 16393 ][ CITATION Hug \l 16393 ][ CITATION Tho \l16393 ]Principles for Geo tourismGeo tourism principles are defined keeping in mind the effect that they will have on a region.So in total there are around 13 principles which are to be followed to have a proper effect ona region:4
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