Fair tourism, sustainable tourism, environmental tourism, ethical tourism, alternative tourism, etc., there are many names for it. This concept is the opposite of mass tourism and its negative effects ; it is based on the traveller's responsibility to the environment and the populations he or she is visiting.
Sustainable tourism or responsible tourism are the two general terms that encompass the others.  Ecotourism is more about the environment; fair tourism is more concerned with social matters. There are many definitions for ecotourism itself. The definition of the International Ecotourism Society is as follows: « responsible tourism in natural settings that protects the environment and contributes to the local populations' well-being ».
Responsible tourism increases by 20% a year in the world. But in France as in many other countries, it only represents a very small part of the market (about 1% of the travel marke...