Ecotourism & Geotourism

Wednesday, 09 Oct 2019 (16:00 – 18:00)

Today, Ecotourism and Geotourism make up a large part of the income of countries that eligible for these biological-terrestrial and geomorphology potentials.

According to of the International Ecotourism Society (TIES) definition, ecotourism is a trip to natural areas with protected environments with emphasis on local’s welfare.

Wonderful attractions such as seaside and riversides, mountains, caves, deserts, anthropology, nature therapy that has experienced growth by 20% of total global tourism.

Whereas geotourism is an independent form of tourism with some of the attractions overlapping with ecotourism that covers all the infrastructure of tourism industry, including change, management, accommodation, tours and etc.; and generally, deals with insentient biology and geology attractions.

Guiding tourists to organized geosites and geoparks with sustainable socio-cultural and economic development strategy are one of the cases that should be taken into consideration by the tourism activists of countries.

Attractive phenomena such as: volcanos, karst caves, geothermal and hydrothermal fountains,

cracks and faults, salt domes, mud volcanos, animal and plat fossils and etc. are number of phenomena for attracting specialized and public tourists in this sector.


The general public, biologists, geologists, students, hydrotherapy tourists and etc.

Hopefully, Iran has many phenomena and potential for ecotourism and geotourism which can make a significant impact on economic transition, income and job creation.


-Hydrotherapy Centers
-Tourism Service Companies
-Environmental organizations
-Hydrotherapy Association of Iran
-Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran
-Geological Survey & Mineral Explorations of Iran (GSI)
-Biologists & Geologists

Ecotourism and geotourism experts will discuss the following subjects in this panel:

-The role of related organizations of ecotourism and geotourism in branding for the natural capacities of countries

-How to define specialized tours in the field of ecotourism and geotourism

-Discussing on the obstacles and difficulties in ecotourism and geotourism development

-Opportunities and challenges of investment