The project must include: MUST HAVE 10 SOURCES
1) Cover page with a map of location
2) Table of contents,
3) Introduction: Tourism Proposal, with a description of type of business, location and justification.
Add a definition of sustainable ecotourism in the introduction, and describe your business proposal
along with the benefits that your business will have to all spheres of sustainability: environmental,
economic and social.
4) Describe the country or region including the following data:
• PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY: Location, landscape, geographic regions, mountains, rivers, climatic
conditions, precipitation, vegetation
• Population: include population indicators. You could get this data from:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ or search on the internet
demographic indicators for your country. You could also go to the countries official website
or to CIA Worldfactbook.com website
• ETHNICITIES: List all ethnicities with percentages of population, describe main cultural
differences and geographic locations
• COLONIAL ECONOMY AND INDEPENDENCE
• POLITICAL HISTORY: Describe the political history of the country including border disputes
• URBAN HISTORY: Include major cities, location and population
• MODERN AGRICULTURE: describe agricultural regions, main cash crops, are they selfsufficient
or do they need to import grains for national consumption, list imports and
exports. You must also provide the percentage of the Gross Domestic Product that the agriculture sector has in the country’s economy.
• INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT: List major industries including any manufacturing, location and
• Summary of possible environmental, economic and social impacts of tourism, negative and
• Conclusion: How your proposed ecotourism business will address and prevent the listed
impacts in the previous section:
Summary of major economic and social impacts of your tourism project
• Bibliography (use the citation format in the course textbook).
A sustainable ecotourism project should empower and include the local population as opposed to simply benefiting from cheap labor and poor environmental regulation. Local people need to be included in all
aspects and at all levels. When local people are able to run their own businesses they become more
aware and engaged in protecting their local environment creating conditions that promote sustainable