With climate change widely regarded as one of the world’s most pressing issues, we are rapidly approaching an era of environmental conservation and sustainable practices. This opens up a plethora of opportunities within the eco-tourism scene - where socially responsible travel is highly sought after.
When we think of the joys that come with the adventures of travelling, we often envision exciting trips to beautiful places fit for a perfect photograph, unique foods you won’t find at home and encounters with people who are much different from those we are accustomed to. Tourism allows us to do more than just learn facts about various locations. It allows us to immerse ourselves into the cultures and lifestyles of others and leaves lasting impressions that aren’t likely to be forgotten.
Principle of ecotourism:
- Minimize physical, social, behavioural, and psychological impacts
- Build environmental and cultural awareness as well as respect
- Provide positive experiences for both visitors and local people
- Provide direct financial benefits for environmental conservation
- Generate financial benefits for both local people and private industry
- Deliver memorable interpretative experiences to visitors that help raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, environmental, and social climates
- Design, construct and operate low-impact facilities
Following the above principles, EACANTA spearheads private sector investment into ecotourism attractions, homestays and rural infrastructure development. Through EACANTA’s projects, we help to generate traction in the ecotourism industry to encourage more participation of SMEs, developers and local communities. We aim to bring about diverse, innovative and unique forms of ecotourism projects in Malaysia.