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A guide to research on ecotourism.


This guide provides information for beginning research on ecotourism. For more in-depth information on the tourism industry, please see the Rosen Library Travel & Tourism Industries Research Guide.

Click on the Books or Articles tabs to begin your research. Or, try any of the following search terms in our library QuickSearch:


  •        Ecotourism (eco-tourism)
  •        Eco-travel
  •        Agritourism
  •        Green tourism
  •        Ethical tourism
  •        Volunteer Tourism

What is Ecotourism?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary ecotourism is defined as “the practice of touring natural habitats in a manner meant to minimize ecological impact.” In other words it is responsible, sustainable, ethical, and culturally aware tourism.

Helpful Websites

Here are a few helpful websites related to ecotourism. For a comprehensive list of tourism websites, please see the Rosen Library Tourism Industry Websites.

Rosen Librarians

Have a hospitality question? Please visit the Rosen Library or e-mail us!

Tim Bottorff
Head Librarian

Shane Roopnarine
Public Services Librarian

About Rosen Library

The Universal Orlando Foundation Library (Rosen Library) is located at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. The Rosen College, founded in 2004, is a branch campus of the University of Central Florida. Rosen Library's collections are focused on the entire hospitality industry.