Ecotourism: If You Don't Build it, They Will Come

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Ecotourism, or adventure tourism, is the new trend in vacationing.  North Dakota is working to attract visitors to its wide open, natural spaces and to encourage them to interact with North Dakotans in their everyday and recreational activities.

Ecotourism is the largest-growing segment of the tourism industry.  Ecotourists are now looking for blend of history, scenery, thrills, and comfort and North Dakota is finding new ways of attracting them to its wide open spaces.

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L. Westad, T. Jenson, D. Geck, R. Cadwell, E. Carlson


Ecotourism.  2003 Prairie Public Broadcasting. K. Stenehjem (Producer)

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