Many confuse between the terms “Sustainable Tourism” and “Ecotourism”.
To understand the difference, read the article Are Ecotourism and Sustainable Travel The Same Thing? by James Hale.
“Sustainability is a phrase that’s been used in countless different industries and situations, and the wide scope of its usage gives a big clue to what ‘sustainable travel’ actually is: not so much a specific model of travel as a broad set of guidelines.”
“Applying to all aspects of the travel industry (both from the consumer and the provider), sustainable travel tends to put the ball more in the court of the businesses that offer travel opportunities, rather than the people who travel.”