What is culture? Culture encompasses religion, food, what we wear, how we wear it, our language, marriage, music and is different all over the world. What is eco-cultural tourism? Eco-cultural tourism is a concept where both ecological and cultural aspects of a landscape are combined together creating a tourist paradise. It is travel to destinations where both cultural and natural endowments are the prime attractions and thereby considered to be a potential strategy to support conservation of natural habitats along with economic sustainability particularly to indigenous communities (link to article below).
In this episode, Lauren Chu of the Ridgeline report discusses sustainable travel with the hosts, and how we can minimize negative impacts on local people and environments of the places we visit.
In this episode, the hosts discuss eco-tourism and indigenous cultures in Australia, specifically on the Sapphire Coast and near Coffs Harbour.
Sumesh Mangalasseri, founder of Kabani tours, is a forerunner of sustainable tourism; an alternative outlook at the traditional and commercial income-generator. He covers how tourism from a community perspective in such a way that it does not hinder or damage the environment, along how the participation of the local community is the path to be taken has changed the face of tourism.