Ecotourism is often misinterpreted as any form of tourism that involves nature, but what many may be referring to in the real sense is Jungle tourism. Self-proclaimed practitioners and hosts of ecotourism assume it is achieved by simply creating destinations in natural areas.
This could be true, but not necessarily the case. Ecotourism is simply a socially responsible travel for the tourist, usually for personal growth and development, creation of economic opportunities for the local community, and most importantly for the sustainability of the environment.
Ecotourism typically involves travel to destinations where flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. This is intended to offer tourists an insight into the culture of the people, everyday lifestyle in the community, the impact of human beings on the environment and to also foster a greater appreciation of our natural habitats.
For these reasons, ecotourism often appeal to people who care about the inhabitants of our planet, and the well-being of the planet as a whole.