ANALYZING AN ECOTOURISM DESTINATION: GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

SMARANDA SIMONI

Abstract


Grand Canyon National Park, established since 1919, entered the list of world natural heritage for its rarity and uniqueness. The canyon of Colorado River has a depth of 1.6 km, an average width of 15 km and extends over an area of 450 sq. km. Its evolution and complex geology, its biologic, pedologic, climatic levels and its landscape (the colors and canyon atmosphere change depending on day moments and season) make the Grand Canyon a unique tourist attraction. The park receives over 4 million ecotourists annually, providing professional and qualitative services, as well as possibilities to practice various ecotourism activities. This paper presents Grand Canyon National Park as a model to analyze an ecotourism destination, following logical steps (general overview of the ecotourism destination, location and accessibility, ecotourism attractions and activities, accommodation facilities, ecotourism flow, best practices in ecotourism management), summarizing a large amount of information into relevant conclusions, graphs, and chart presentations.


Keywords


Grand Canyon National Park; ecotourism destination; ecotourism flow; ecotourism management

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LUCRĂRI ȘTIINȚIFICE MANAGEMENT AGRICOL

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