Ecotourism is the future of alternative tourism for environmental sustainability and natural areas protection

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Nohman Khan
Nguyen Thuy Van
Amina Imran
Hamad Raza
Huma Sikandar


The environmental changes make more concern to people and organizations toward the sustainability of the environment. The contribution of the study is to review the literature of the last five years from 2014 to 2018 on the Scopus database to find the researchers were focused on which dimensions of ecotourism. The PRISMA statement templet is used to explain the overall process of selection and rejections of Article for the review of Ecotourism. The final 47 articles for the review are selected to analyze the literature to find the gap and direction of ecotourism. The literature is classified according to the variables used in past research and categorized all the variables are further distributed into the three main sections in which the author, variables and core findings are discussed in detail. The literature demonstrates that ecotourism leads to tourism and facilitates an environment to achieve sustainability and economic growth. Most literature is concerning sustainability and the economic growth of the tourism sector. point is the expansion of the sector creates many threats towards the environment and preservation of the natural environment. Future research for researchers makes more directions from this study. ecotourism can be achieved by using digital mediums and social media forums.

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Khan, N., Nguyen Thuy Van, Amina Imran, Hamad Raza, & Huma Sikandar. (2021). Ecotourism is the future of alternative tourism for environmental sustainability and natural areas protection. Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis Journal, 1(2), 99-116. Retrieved from


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