Eco Tourism : Glossary

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  • ATOL

    19 July 2001

    Air Travel Organizers Licence. A bonding scheme run by the Civil Aviation Authority. If your tour operator is a member of ATOL, you are guaranteed a refund if the company goes into liquidation.

  • Aboriginal

    19 July 2001

    Refers to the original inhabitants of a country and their descendants. The term is used mainly in Australia and Canada. See also: First Nations, indigenous people.Source: The Community Tourism Guide by Mark Mann, published by Earthscan Publications, London, 2001.

  • First Nations

    19 July 2001

    A collective term for the original, pre-European inhabitants of the US, Canada, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. In individual countries, different terms are sometimes used, for example, Aboriginal, indigenous, tribal, Indian, First Peoples, Native American, AmerIndian. Source: The Community Tourism Guide by Mark Mann, published by Earthscan Publications, London, 2001.

  • All-inclusive

    19 July 2001

    A resort providing accommodation, food and all facilities (eg. beach and watersports) internally, so that visitors have no need to leave the resort.Source: The Community Tourism Guide by Mark Mann, published by Earthscan Publications, London, 2001.

  • Backpacker

    19 July 2001

    A (usually young) independent traveller; typically carries a rucksack and stays in cheap, locally owned accommodation.Source: The Community Tourism Guide by Mark Mann, published by Earthscan Publications, London, 2001.

  • Community

    19 July 2001

    A mutually supportive, geographically specific social unit such as a rural village or tribe. In an urban, Western context, the phrase is often used more loosely, to describe people with common interests, ethnic origins, etc.Source: The Community Tourism Guide by Mark Mann, published by Earthscan Publications, London, 2001.

  • Community tourism

    19 July 2001

    A shorter term for community-based tourismSource: The Community Tourism Guide by Mark Mann, published by Earthscan Publications, London, 2001.

  • Community-based tourism

    19 July 2001

    Tourism that consults, involves and benefits a local community, especially in the context of rural villages in developing countries and indigenous peoples.Source: The Community Tourism Guide by Mark Mann, published by Earthscan Publications, London, 2001.

  • Domestic tourism

    19 July 2001

    Holidays taken within the tourist's own country. The volume of domestic tourism is hard to quantify but has been estimated at three to five times greater than international tourism.Source: The Community Tourism Guide by Mark Mann, published by Earthscan Publications, London, 2001.

  • Ecotourism

    19 July 2001

    According to the US-based Ecotourism Society, 'Ecotourism is responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people'. In the UK, the phrase green travel is sometimes preferred.Source: The Community Tourism Guide by Mark Mann, published by Earthscan Publications, London, 2001.