In the spring of 2020, Lake Baikal Foundation together with OMI (Online Market Intelligence) company conducted a survey on the opinion of Russians about their attitude to ecological tourism. 2218 people took part in the survey: men and women aged 18 and over from all regions of Russia.
About a quarter of respondents know about the existence of ecotourism, while 59% of respondents have no experience of ecotourism and are not going to practice it soon.
Those who already have experience of ecotourism believe that the main barriers to this type of holiday are the high cost of the trip and the lack of information for its planning.
The reason for ecotourism trips for 70% of respondents is the desire to see unique natural objects, while the desire to acquire new experiences and improve health is also an incentive for 32% and 28% of respondents. 17% chose this type of tourism because of concern for nature/ecology.
For more detailed results of the social research, please visit the website of the Agency for strategic initiatives via the link.
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