On January 3rd, 2013, ecotourism became a U.N and UNWTO-sanctioned avenue for sustaining economical growth in underdeveloped countries.In an acknowledgement of tourism’s impact on economic growth, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 21, 2012 that emphasized the influence that ecotourism has on reducing poverty and increasing environmental protection.

Ecotourism, a form of tourism that focuses on nature-based sightseeing, had been previously disregarded as a means of growing a county’s GDP, based on assessments claiming that ecotourism was a low-impact solution and a poor alternative to commercial tourism. However, the U.N tourism agency— The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)— was thrilled to see the adoption come to fruition.  The Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, expressed: “UNWTO welcomes the adoption of this resolution on the importance of ecotourism.”

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- Ari Zoldan is the CEO of Quantum Media Group, LLC a global marketing and media company based in New York City. As an on air TV personality, Zoldan can be seen regularly on FOX News, CNN and CNBC covering technology, business and innovation. He is a frequent source for journalists and is quoted regularly in major media outlets. He holds press credentials on Capitol Hill and the United Nations and is a member of The National Press Club in Washington, DC. He is one of the few selected individuals to hold the position as an "IBM Watson Futurist."

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