Amir Sadat Prince
Cultural heritage – an integral part of ecotourism — plays a significant role in building the economy as culture and heritage tourism is a fast growing and high-yielding sector.
The link between culture, heritage, environment and tourism has received a great amount of attention throughout the world. Though few individuals or organisations represent these special interests on a local, regional, or national basis to define their common interests and discover ways in which they can develop a strong and mutually beneficial working relationship that conserves natural, cultural, and human resources.
Individuals interested in eco tourism tours and projects are generally professionals with a higher degree of education than the average traveler. People choosing to participate in adventure travel are usually younger than travelers interested in cultural travel. Most have an interest in the natural resources and culture of the area they are visiting. Most of them also want to see many species of wildlife and at the same time understand wildlife in the context of the people who inhabit the area they are visiting.
At this time, most communities are more interested in attracting tourism investment than in attempting to measure the environmental and cultural impacts that increased tourism development brings.
The addition of socio-cultural content to the ecotourism experience gives visitors greater depth of understanding.
Our natural and cultural resources are the engine that drives the tourism industry. Those working in the tourism industry have the responsibility to protect the environment, the society, and individuals being visited.
Culture and heritage tourists usually visit cultural heritage attractions such as historic buildings and other historic attractions; archaeological sites; state, local, or national parks; art galleries or museums; concerts, plays or musicals; ethnic or ecological heritage sites; and suchlike attractions. These travellers say that these trips are more memorable than conventional holiday trips since they allow them to learn something new. This focus on learning skills and gain enrichment has been identified by Trendwatching as a core global trend in travel.
Culture and heritage tourists say they often extend their stay because of a heritage activity. The majority of these travellers stay nights at local motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, or camp grounds. Culture and heritage tourists also tend to put more money back into the local economy, spending more than other kinds of tourists per trip. But these economic benefits are not the only reason why heritage tourism may be good for the community.
The benefits of culture and heritage tourism are amplified through the economy, so their impact is much wider than just the direct spending levels. As I trying to show beside Heritage Cycle, heritage tourism has benefits that extend beyond the solely economic.
Cultural and heritage tourism helps encourage a culture of preservation. Boost awareness of the tourist site, attraction or area’s significance
It helps encourage local residents and visitors to be mindful about their impact on the natural and built environment.