The Development of Ecotourism in the World: Azerbaijan Case
8th Silk Road International Conference, May 24, 2013 – May 26, 2013
4 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2013
Date Written: May 24, 2013
The importance of tourism in the economies of countries is increasing everyday. Every expenditure in tourism sector creates revivement in the economy and affects the economy in different ways. Increase in the development level of tourism in the country is observed with the increase in the share of it in the economy.
Recently there were changes in the tourist taste and consumption because of fast economic and technological developments in the world. Time by time the demands of new type of tourists require silence rest, far from sea, sand and sun, the rest in the leap of true nature, good service in a good room but not exaggerated, at the same time they require silent rest in virgin places where humans’ interfere is very limited.
That is why; ecotourism becomes one of the main forms of tourism nowadays. Many countries take advantage of the natural environment and build special infrastructure in order to benefit from ecotourism. Also the countries pay attention to the security issues in order to diminish the damages to the environment. For this purpose Azerbaijan Republic pays attention to the special villages in the pure nature, creates special investment opportunities for the investors in this sector and increases the safety and security issues in those regions. In the past few years Azerbaijan has done several steps in the development of ecotourism with the natural resources. Especially, the ecotourism activities are increasing in the mountainous villages that kept their natural beauty.
In this article, the importance of ecotourism, its effects in the tourism sector, the development perspectives, and its role in the economy have been stated. At the same time, world and Azerbaijan statistical information have been used.
Keywords: tourism, ecotourism, Azerbaijan, taste, tourist
JEL Classification: L83
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