THE Eastern Cape is environmentally friendly despite commercial adventure tourism operations.
This was the view of speakers at a Tourism Educators South Africa (Tesa) conference at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University yesterday.
Geography masters student Julia Giddy, 25, was the first of 25 speakers to present their research.
She spoke on the values and behaviour of nature-based adventure tourism employees and how this related to their perceptions of how they impacted on the environment.
"Adventure tourism employees in Tsitsikamma tend to have pro- environment values rather than pro-social [human] dominance," Giddy said. – Tremaine van Aardt