INDUSTRY SCENARIO ON ECO TOURISM:
Tourism in its modern form is not the same as travels of the early periods of human history, In the language of Jews, the word “Torah” means study or search and “tour” seems to have been derived from it. In ‘Latin’ the original word ‘Tornos’ stands close to it. ‘Tornos’ was a kind of round wheel-like tool hinting at the idea of a travel circuit or a package tour. In Sanskrit, ‘paryatan’ means leaving one’s residence to travel for the sake of rest and for seeking knowledge, ‘Deshatan’ is another word which means travelling for economic benefit. ‘Tirthatan’ is the third equivalent which means travelling for religious purposes
First definition of tourism it was given by Austrian economist Herman van seheullard in 1910 According to him-
“The sum total of operation mainly of economic nature which is directly related to entry, stay and movement of foreigner inside or outside a certain city or region is tourism”
In order to prevent the disaccords to define “Tourism” UNWTO defined it as indicated below;
“Tourism comprises the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business, and other purposes”
This definition includes the word ‘staying’ and suggests that tourists stay at least one night.
Tourism is different from travel. In order for tourism to happen, there must be a displacement: an individual has to travel, using any type of means of transportation the might even travel on foot: nowadays, it is often the case for poorer societies, and happens even in more developed ones, and concerns pilgrims, hiking, etc.)
Any travel for holidaying, business or professional trip becomes a part of tourism if it is temporary and is undertaken voluntarily, without an aim to earn any livelihood out of it,
But, all travel is not tourism; rather travel is one of the important components of tourism.
Concept and characteristics of ecotourism
According to chesworth (1995), Ecotourism has six characteristics. These are:
a) ecotourism involves travel to relatively undisturbed natural areas and/or archeological sites,
b) ecotourism involves travel to relatively undisturbed natural areas and/or archeological sites,
c) it economically benefits the local communities,
d) ecotourists seek to view rare species, spectacular landscapes and/or the unusual and exotic,
e) ecotourists do not deplete resources but even sustain the environment or help undo damage to the environment, and
ecotourists appreciate and respect local culture, traditions, etc.
The term Ecotourism is comparatively new, although the concept is much older, There are a number of the term, but perhaps the most comprehensive is that created by the American-based Ecotourism society, which describes it as “purposeful travel to natural areasy to understand the cultural and natural history of the environment taking care not to alter the integrity of the ecosystem,
While producing economic opportunities that make conservation of natural resources beneficial to local people” This definition fits neatly into the south African context, catering for the need for conservation of both the cultural and the natural environment and for sustainable economic development- particularly for the benefit of “local people”.
BENEFITS AND IMPORTANCE OF ECOTOURISM
Provides jobs and income for local people
Makes possible funds to purchase and improve protected or natural areas to attract more ecotourists in the future
Provides environmental education for visitors
Encourages heritage and environmental preservation and enhancement
- Unmarried Couple Are Not Allowed
- Bachelors Are Allowed
- Guest Below 18 years Are Not Allowed at The Property
- Suitable For Children
- Stag Entry Is Not Allowed
Safety And Hygiene
- Quarantine protocols are beign followed as per local government authorities.
- Guest from containment zones are not allowed.
- Shared resource in common areas are properly sanitized.
- Hotel staff are trained hygiene guidelines.
- Guest with feaver are not allowed.
- Guest without "Aarogya Setu" App are not allowed.
- Hand sanitizer is not provide in guest accomodation in common areas.
- A Negative Covid-19 test report(RT-PCR/Rapid Antigen Test) is not mandatory for guest during Check-in.
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- Credit/Debit Card are accepted
- Master Card are accepted
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- Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
- Welcome Drink
- Complimentary breakfast
- Children's playground
- Blackout curtains
- Air conditioning
- Coffee / tea maker
- Cable / satellite TV
- Extra long beds
- Laundry Services
Very Near by to ‘Amar Kutir’ and ‘Khoai Boner Haat’ (Both are 500 MT away)