Ecotourism has been one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors since the 1990s, and why wouldn’t it be? It allows travelers to decrease the negative effects of their visit while dipping into the beauty of local nature and culture. Travelers who jump right into the ideals of ecotourism can additionally help provide many benefits to local communities and the businesses that call them home.
A Big Plus
There are many nuts and bolts that keep ecotourism working to its fullest potential. The many caretakers, maintenance crews and tour guides that put their efforts into their jobs are able to do so thanks to ecotourism. Additionally, craftspeople, innkeepers, hoteliers and restaurateurs all work around the clock to provide services that visitors use to discover and enjoy the local community.
According to a 2003 study of Costa Rican communities, ecotourism has played a huge role in boosting local economies. This is generally achieved through the creation of job opportunities and the growth of local businesses that stem as a result of the increase in visitors. Ecotourism allows local communities to develop and grow while retaining the natural charm and cultural strength that make them an attractive destination for tourists around the globe.
Make Your Move to Alamo
At the City of Alamo, we believe that preserving natural regions is the perfect way to protect the environment, boost the ecotourism industry in the RGV and provide our local economy with the benefits it needs. Take advantage of the many opportunities our natural regions, such as the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, have to offer.
For more information about our efforts to embrace and nurture our ecotourism sector, or to learn more about our incentives for your business, contact the Alamo Economic Development Corporation at 956.787.6622.