Supporting Pochote Xochimilco

Members of the Pochote Xochimilco Market in Oaxaca, Mexico have staged a peaceful protest in the Plaza de la Danza outside the City Hall (Palacio Municipal). Neighbours from the Xochimilco neighborhood have complained about the market and demand its removal. The protest seeks to show support for the market. Details on Facebook Consider me present …

Mexico’s Invisible Tourism Trade Show

Tianguis Turístico is underway in Guadalajara, Mexico but the trade show’s online presence is sorely lacking. Recommendation: participants find a way of benevolently hacking the event. Live video is a must. Remote participants need access to presentations and press conferences. Any tourism event worth its salt this year haslivestreaming video starting with the exhibitors — …

The best way to help Ecuador is to visit Ecuador

Planeta.com – A 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador has left more than 600 people dead and thousands injured. This week the country mourns. In an impromptu hangout Friday, April 22, Dominic Hamilton shared his observations and reflections from Quito. Dom’s main take-home message: The best way to help Ecuador is to visit Ecuador. Planeta’s request/challenge: we need to …

Translating Earth Day

Back in the early 1960s U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of  ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy in the early 1960s and has officially celebrated since 1972. Earth Day has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. That said, we’re asking how Earth Day is translated in other languages. …

Celebrating World Heritage Day #IDMS

world heritage day April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) —http://www.icomos.org. There are events around the world Hashtag: #IDMS History On April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by ICOMOS in Tunisia, the holding of the …

National Park Week in the USA #FindYourPark

zion national park April 16 through 24, 2016 is National Park Week in the USA. The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and on 16 days this year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Planeta.com will be highlighting events around the country, sharing live …

Planeta’s New Look

Henderson Library by Ron Mader Hello, 2016. This is the beginning of a long-overdue overhaul of the content-rich and award-winning Planeta.com website. Personally, your humble editor is just learning how to navigate the new hierarchy of URLs, along with tagging and links. Friends who would like to help migrate the old content or assist with editing, …

Reframing Sustainable Tourism Hangout

Reframing Sustainable Tourism Hangout (April 2016) by Ron Mader A new take and new book on some perplexing conundrums for fans and friends of responsible, eco, conscious travel, presenting our April 2016 hangout on Reframing Sustainable Tourism. Guests: Authors  +Keith Bosak and +Stephen McCool Key Words: Brazil – Case Studies – Community – Critical Discussion – Framework …