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Costa Rican Ecotourism Linked with Poverty Reduction

Ecotourism

Recently a new study was presented in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that shows a link between poverty reduction near protected areas and the tourism those same protected areas generate. Costa Rica has long been a popular destination for ecotourism having more than 35 National Parks and Conservation Areas encompassing more than 25% of the country’s total…

Adventure Travel Trade Association Forms New Partnership with World Tourism Organization

Adventure Travel

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently announced a new partnership agreement to further define and study the growing Adventure Tourism market. Adventure Tourism is on the rise worldwide as tourists flock to destinations looking for excitement and a rush. However, there isn’t much direct data on this specialized form of tourism. The new…

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