Definition of ecotourism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌekōˈto͝orizəm/
Pronunciation: /ˈēkōˌto͝orizəm/
Pronunciation: /ˈekōˌto͝orizəm/


Tourism directed toward exotic, often threatened, natural environments, especially to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife.
Example sentences
  • The natural beauty and relatively healthy and safe environment have potential for tourism and ecotourism.
  • Failing this, the conservation outcomes of ecotourism may be less favorable.
  • They will learn what to avoid and what to apply in terms of improving ecotourism's environmental and social performance.



noun& verb
Example sentences
  • On ecotours and nature walks, recurrent emphasis is placed on the imaginative talents of the architectural firm responsible for building the resort.
  • Many ecotours are available, focusing on a specific area of interest such as wildlife, birding, flora, or fauna.
  • Claims of this order comprise the opening gambit of ecotours which resort-employed rangers conduct several times each week.


Pronunciation: /ˌēkōˈto͝orəst/
Example sentences
  • The lure of such incredible flora and fauna attracts ecotourists by the thousands to this unspoiled corner of Mexico, and there's no shortage of tour operators to ease your way.
  • Instead of just cycling for 10 days, ecotourists are buying into combinations of mountain biking, hiking and sea kayaking.
  • But what advice would you give to prospective ecotourists to chose a responsible operator?

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Syllabification: ec·o·tour·ism

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