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... Ecotourism Ecotourism Introduction For many years, visitors and travelers have been undertaking sightseeing activities, which has caused scholars to question whether ecotourism is nothing but a new name given to an old activity. However, lately, there have been observable changes in this activity. Firstly, growth in the number of visitors touring natural areas, specifically in the developing countries, has increased (Patterson, 2007). Second, a large number of economic development professionals are increasingly viewing natural area visitation as an instrument of providing employment and other benefits to those that have experienced decline or lack of development (Fennel, 2007). Particularly, the...