More and more people are moving away from traditional holiday packages (usually limited to transportation, lodging and some local commercialized attractions), responsibly treating local people and their hometown, caring for the environment, seeking wildlife and an unspecified lifestyle. A holiday type that most forms of alternative tourism offer.
The impact of mass tourism is quite popular, especially on the environment. In addition, a very limited share of the money spent on vacations actually goes to locals, which regional and local cultural sites we all enjoy. These are the people who actually save the traditions and habits of their local areas. People who allow us to look at their cultural heritage; those who have preserved and cherished the virgin nature for all of us.
Perhaps many people are accustomed to thinking that large tour operators and large tourism consortia have a responsibility to preserve the local cultural heritage and the environment. But some of their big profits spent on this are not exactly known. But if one does not look a little farther in the future and see that in this way, one day there will not be many remaining tourist resources and profits will start to go down quickly. Unfortunately, this will affect not so much anyone but the locals.
After all, alternative forms of tourism include small groups of people who certainly do not do so much harm to the environment. Furthermore, if I'm not familiar with, as I'm sure most of them are, one of the goals of alternative forms of tourism is to recognize how to protect the environment and local traditions and culture. In fact, some alternative forms are intended to enable man to appreciate the greatness of nature, a great example of this is ecotourism.
The situation is quite different in some large resorts with thousands of people running around and hundreds of hotels that keep the beautiful view of nature away from your sight. Of course, there are many ways to have fun with the animation of tourists, nightlife and more. But isn't that exactly what we're running from? Can a great nightlife and different animations be different from each other, compared to the variety of all alternative forms; to compare with the bare nature and cultural heritage? So, in my opinion, with the exception of slightly higher prices in alternative tourism (due to the fact that they usually include much smaller groups), alternative tourism seems to be the better choice.