The word ecotouring was coined by a French man named Paul Bertonnet in the late 19th century, when he had a bad case of the flu.
“I wanted to be outdoors,” Bertonot wrote in a diary in 1923.
“There is nothing like the sunshine in a winter.
And I have to be in a place, in a region, where it’s possible to see more of the sky.”
It was during his first visit to Europe that Bertonet became the first person to travel by airplane, and that was also when he was inspired to create his very first ecological tourism program, Ecotourist.
It was in 1922, when Bertonets first met a man named Jacques Harnett, who introduced Bertonnets ideas about the value of nature and how it could be preserved and restored in a sustainable way.
In 1924, Bertonut launched Ecotours World, an international organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the world’s natural resources.
“We believe in this concept of ecocentrism, that the natural world is not a commodity,” Bertons website reads.
“To restore the natural landscape and to preserve it for future generations,” the website continues, “we are looking for a sustainable and environmentally responsible tourism sector, which is to be able to do this through ecotours, which are tourism projects which restore the biodiversity of the environment.” “
Our mission is to restore the beauty of the natural environment, by restoring the natural ecosystem, by protecting it, and by respecting it.”
“To restore the natural landscape and to preserve it for future generations,” the website continues, “we are looking for a sustainable and environmentally responsible tourism sector, which is to be able to do this through ecotours, which are tourism projects which restore the biodiversity of the environment.”
Bertonets company, Ecota Tours, has now expanded its mission to include tourism programs in other parts of the globe, with the first major tour in South America to take place in 2018.
According to Bertonos website, ecotouredness is the key to making a difference.
“To be an ecodourist is to recognize the importance of nature as a gift, not a consumer product, to have a deeper understanding of how our environment is connected to us and how we can use it in a positive way,” the company states.
“Ecotourists are passionate about preserving nature and sharing its natural beauty and to be ecotorists is to care about the planet.”
The company claims that the average trip costs around $10,000, and has been described as the “world’s most expensive trip.”
However, with its eco-friendly approach, Ecodrive has managed to make its business viable in the past.
It’s a unique experience that can be found in places like Argentina, Colombia, and Peru.
It is important to note that ecotOURISM does not have to take the form of a full eco-tourism program.
It can also be a self-guided tour, where guests are encouraged to explore the natural areas that are part of the trip.
Bertonets website offers tours in countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, which can be completed in just five days.
The company even has an app for Android phones and iPhones that allows guests to make their own itinerary with an iPhone or Android phone, and also for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
“We do this by inviting guests to travel through our beautiful landscapes and to learn more about nature and its relationships to us,” Bertontaires website states.
Ecotours is currently the largest ecotora tour company in the world, with an annual turnover of over $300 million.
According to Bertons company, the company operates in 40 countries, including over 130 countries and territories worldwide.
The company’s website also lists the top ten most popular ecotores in the country.
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