Tourism > Why Nature Tourism - The Benefits
nature tourism is a good match for your community, it can preserve
or improve your quality of life and natural resources while providing
jobs and increased local revenues, and enhancing community cohesion
and pride. Many nature tourists also travel to participate in hunting,
fishing and/or some combination of fish and wildlife recreation
and tourism. For more information of the business of nature tourism
in Washington go to: Adding
Tourist. She represents the statistically average nature tourist
in Washington and the kind of person most likely to show up in
your town. She’s 45, has a college degree, lives in a big
city and earns around $60,000 a year. She took her last vacation
within her home state, spent 17 days bird watching in public forests
and spent $738 on trip expenses and equipment.
not the only person who’ll be coming to your town. One of
the great things about nature tourism is the diversity of its
participants. They represent a wide range of incomes, ages and
education, and are almost evenly split between male and female.
Click here for nature tourists demographics.
Tourism Business Resources
A wealth of
websites exist to help guide you through the process of starting
a nature tourism business. We've provided links to sites that
reflect our intent to encourage local, sustainable, community-based
The Business of Nature Tourism: Resources
sustainable nature tourism to be a successful part of your community
it depends on:
communities have learned
about the development of Nature Tourism
The WDFW and WDFW Watchable Wildlife Program do not intend to express
or endorse any opinion about the communities discussed in these
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