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The Effect Of The Internet On Tourism

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CHAPTER I
The Problem and its Settings

Introduction
The term ecotourism was unknown in the English language as recently as the mid-1980’s. Yet, by the beginning of the 21st century, this form of recreational activity, which essentially involves the observation an appreciation of wildlife and other aspects of the natural environment while minimizing the related ecological or sociocultural costs, had emerged as a major component of global tourism and an important focus for academics in the field of tourism studies. Many stakeholders, however, while enthusiastically embracing the concept of ecotourism as defined above, still do not really understand what it means: what activities ...view middle of the document...

It has always been important to understand what motivates consumers to use the Internet, since network use is a critical precursor to electronic commerce (Eighmey & McCord, 1998; Schonberg, Cofino, Hoch, Podlaseck & Spraragen, 2000). Without Internet use, there is no e-commerce use; this is much the same sort issue that retailers study when trying to determine issues that motivate store visits. Internet use motivations, then, serve and important purpose in the understanding of e-commerce activities. (Stafford, 2003b)

Technically speaking, the Internet has always been a communication medium, so we understand much of its functionality from the standpoint of its telecommunications utility. As we strive to understand motivations for its use, it is important to realize that the Internet is far more than a computer network; as the Internet evolves to become not only a telecommunications network, but also a consumer entertainment source, it gains the potential uses of familiar entertainment and communications media such as telephones, radio and television. The internet remains a network for the distribution of information and telecommunications services, but it also becomes a channel for the delivery of other, richer media. In this sense, it has become a medium of media, or meta-medium (Stafford, Stafford & Shaw, 2002). Thus, where understanding the motivations related to computer use once was sufficient to diagnose Internet user motivations, we must now consider a wider range of potential uses and motivating gratifications arising from use of this complex and rich medium.

Statement of the Problem

This study entitled a study of the implication of the internet on the growth of eco-tourism aims to analyze the implication of the internet on the growth of eco-tourism, to attain this goal this study seeks to answer the following questions:

1. How does the internet able advantages on the growth of eco-tourism?
2. What are the benefits that they going to get on implications of internet on the growth of eco-tourism?
3. What are the effects on the social and economical development of a country?

Significance of the Study

This study will benefit some tourism students on how they can embellish and maintain the eco-tourism sites. It will also enhance the quality of eco-tourism sites for the users, this study will provide major developments for the country in improving the eco-tourism sites.

Scope and Limitation

This study analyzed the implication of internet towards the growth of eco-tourism in the Philippines.
A researcher limits the study on the students on FEU, specifically tourism students who had been common on eco-tourism. These tourism students also used as a participant in the study because at some point, their knowledge in this area is considered as main concept in the study. The students of tourism in FEU were asked to answer some questions regarding growth of...

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