"Leading Edge" with Host Jimmy Johnson Illuminates Ecotourism

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Popularity of Sustainable Travel is Increasing

For some, travel is about the experience of a new culture or the adventure of exploring ancient ruins. It is a time to learn, grow and enjoy something that differs from the norm. Ecotourism is a form of travel that takes the adventure and excitement of a vacation and gives back in unexpected ways.

When a person goes on an ecotourism trip, they are taking on more than just a vacation. The tourist activities focus on sustaining the environment and minimizing the environmental impact of traveling. Furthermore, they mayhave the opportunity to give back to local groups and empower their goals as a community. Since they get involved directly with the local community during an ecotourism vacation, their personal experience may remain positive. They can explore new cultures, ideas and communities that they may have overlooked on a traditional vacation.

During an ecotourism vacation, they can enjoy a real adventure that explores an unknown side of the world while the local residents are able to fight back against poverty and misunderstanding.

These experiences during travels will allow many people to bring home more than just the interesting local souvenirs; it will allow them to bring home stories about the different culture, the conservation efforts and the adventure of a lifestyle that differs from the experiences at home. They can share your journey with friends, co-workers and family so that they learn about these cultures explored.

"Leading Edge" with Jimmy Johnson will educate and explore the environmental, cultural and global benefits of ecotourism on modern travelers. Throughout the "Leading Edge" series, you will learn about the different opportunities that are available for tourism and the reasons that it is essential for future generations to conserve the environment, even during personal travels and vacations.

Learning about the environment and the conservation efforts that are taking place on a global scale is an essential part of planning for the future. The "Leading Edge" program is available on public television stations for viewers who want to learn more about ecotourism and opportunities to give back during a vacation.

The series is distributed to Public Television stations throughout the United States and is not distributed through PBS. Please visit the Leading Edge website at http://www.leadingedgeseries.com or email the producers at info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com for more information.

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