National Geographic defines Geo-Tourism as "tourism that sustains or enhances the distinctive geographical character of a place—its environment, heritage, aesthetics, culture, and the well-being of its residents."
Benefits of Geo-Tourism:
>When the community understands the beneficial role of geo-tourism, it becomes an
incentive for wise destination stewardship.
>Tourism revenues in turn raise the local perceived value of those assets.
>As local people develop pride and skill in showing off their locale, tourists get more
out of their visits.
>Enthusiastic visitors bring new knowledge home, telling stories that send friends
and relatives off to experience the same thing--a continuing business for the