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This book analyses the theoretical and methodological foundations of ecotourism and geotourism and examines the essence, content, factors, and models of ecotourism development. The authors conducted research to assess the tourist and recreational potential of ecotourism in Kazakhstan. The study analyses the current state and describes the problems of the long-term development of ecotourism. Besides, the authors also show the role of specially protected natural areas in ecotourism development, including a list of organizations that can create tourist products in the environmental direction. This book also defines the primary conditions necessary for ecotourism in protected natural and rural areas. The resulting cartographic material visualizes the geospatial potential of the regions of Kazakhstan, aiming a more targeted expenditure of financial resources allocated to tourism development. Thus, the presented book is relevant from a practical perspective to scientists and researchers and is of value to business structures and stakeholders.

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Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Scientific and Methodological Basis of the Ecological Tourism Development

Abstract
Among the main prerequisites for ecotourism emergence, the leading role is played by increasing anthropogenic load on the natural and cultural-historical tourism resources. This load increases in direct proportion to the growth rate of tourist visits. Considering the tourism development indicators predicted by the World Tourism Organization in the XXIst century, betterment in contradictions, which concerns satisfying tourism demand and rational use of tourism resources becomes apparent.
Katima Iskakova, Sairan Bayandinova, Zhannat Aliyeva, Aliya Aktymbayeva, Ruslan Baiburiyev

Chapter 2. The Natural and Recreational Potential of Kazakhstan for the Ecological Tourism Development

Abstract
In general, the nature of the republic is diverse; there are many the natural complexes that are well-preserved in the natural state, which is of great importance for the ecological tourism development.
Katima Iskakova, Sairan Bayandinova, Zhannat Aliyeva, Aliya Aktymbayeva, Ruslan Baiburiyev

Chapter 3. Social and Economic Tourism Potential of Kazakhstan

Abstract
Socio-economic recreational resources, or otherwise they are called cultural and historical resources, are one of the most important factors determining the degree of tourist attractiveness of particular territory. The areas long inhabited by human being keep history, traditions, and culture. Cultural and historical recreational resources are prerequisites for the organization of cultural and educational types on recreational activities, on this basis, they optimize recreational activities in general.
Katima Iskakova, Sairan Bayandinova, Zhannat Aliyeva, Aliya Aktymbayeva, Ruslan Baiburiyev

Chapter 4. Potential Geoparks of Kazakhstan

Abstract
Kazakhstan is rich in all kinds of unique geological and geomorphological objects, which can be the basis for development of geological tourism, that is, they can become the basis for the formation of national geotouristic market and creation of a geological parks network.
Katima Iskakova, Sairan Bayandinova, Zhannat Aliyeva, Aliya Aktymbayeva, Ruslan Baiburiyev

Chapter 5. Evaluation of Tourist-Resource Potential on Ecological Tourism at the Scale of Kazakhstan Regions

Abstract
Recently, the organization of recreation for local people in general and concerning tourism, particularly, as a means of restoring the ability to work, health and strength of people, as well as their development, have acquired great importance. The Person should consider tourism today as an active form of leisure time use. It is an excellent form of comprehensive renewal: active, live, interesting, enriching a person’s aesthetic rest, which fully restores their physical and mental condition.
Katima Iskakova, Sairan Bayandinova, Zhannat Aliyeva, Aliya Aktymbayeva, Ruslan Baiburiyev

Chapter 6. Current State and Prospects for the Ecological Tourism Development of Kazakhstan

Abstract
Ecological tourism is currently a priority for tourism and contributes to the sustainable development of the country’s economy. Kazakhstan occupies the 9th place in the world in terms of territory, having unspoilt nature with many national parks and biological reserves; the country has a rich cultural and historical heritage. A research and survey conducted by the Kazakhstan Tourism Association in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, South Korea and Japan has shown that foreigners show great interest in ecological tours in Kazakhstan (Shaykenova and Mamutova 2010).
Katima Iskakova, Sairan Bayandinova, Zhannat Aliyeva, Aliya Aktymbayeva, Ruslan Baiburiyev

Chapter 7. Conclusion

Abstract
The following results were obtained during studies conducted by the authors.
Katima Iskakova, Sairan Bayandinova, Zhannat Aliyeva, Aliya Aktymbayeva, Ruslan Baiburiyev
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