James Hutton, pai da geologia moderna em atividades de campo História do Grand Tour, considerado o início do turismo moderno
História da Geoconservação A história das descobertas de James Hutton Programa Geoparks da Unesco

Considering the evolution of tourism activity in the last decades, the term geotourism can be connected to the sustainable development concept of tourism. According to a research achieved by Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) and by National Geographic Traveler in 2002, geotourism strengthens itself as a modality of trip "travelers search destinations which preserve culture, ecology and local landscapes. It has been increasing considerably the number of people interested in geotourism. term that little time ago indentified a very good market". The achieved research proved that in the USA, 55 millions of people classify themselves as "geotourists" .

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