Researchers study tourism-poverty nexus in Central America

Researchers challenge the notion that mass tourism is better for resident well-being in biodiverse regions than ecotourism. A study in Costa Rica suggests that ecotourism provides stable employment, career advancement opportunities and support for environmental conservation and increased access to resources and facilities. The study concludes that small-scale ecotourism initiatives have improved the local residents’ livelihood and quality of life…read more at Penn State