Preview: Responsible Travel Week #rtweek18

Poster Join us for Responsible Travel Week, February 12-18 and fall in love with responsible travel. 2018 is the tenth year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta.com‘s 19th year of innovative conferencing. Since 2000 we have hosted dialogues about ecotourism, sustainable tourism, conscious travel. One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Participation …

Planeta.com’s #IY2017 #YearOfOpen Spotlight Award

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the #YearOfOpen, celebrating open access and open education. Planeta.com opens a public solicitation for nominees showing good practice in tourism and open access. Our #IY2017 Spotlight Award will be awarded to public (government) agencies, institutions and others leading the way. We are seeking examples …

New Publication: Indigenous Tourism Guidelines

Cover G Adventures has published guidelines intended to improve the well-being of Indigenous communities through tourism. Indigenous People and the Travel Industry: Global Good Practice Guidelines were developed over the course of a year by the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies, G Adventures and the Planeterra Foundation—are intended for use by travel companies …

Mexico’s Route of Friendship = Ruta de la Amistad

Photo: Facebook Mexico City – Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. (Board of Trustees for The Route of Friendship Ltd.) was founded in 1994 by Luis Javier de la Torre González and Javier Ramírez Campuzano in their altruistic search for restoring, conserving, and spreading knowledge about this legacy from the Cultural Olympics by inviting Embassies, …

Waitangi

Photo: Tai Ha, Waitangi The Waitangi Treaty Grounds overlooks the Bay of Islands and are the are the birthplace (Te Pitowhenua) of New Zealand. Treaty of Waitangi In 1840 Maori chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. This teaty …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

Snapshots and Embedded Tweets from Navajo Tours USA

Photo: Alien Egg Hatchery Checking in with our friends at Navajo Tours USA: Embedded Tweets Fun time at Horn Point, Honaker Trail near Goosenecks State Park. I was taking photos and video of our guide John Hosteen. #NavajoUSA pic.twitter.com/4pmge7iVqk — Kialo Winters (@KialoWinters) October 27, 2017 Check @cotopaxi and their initiatives. We also aspire to …

Changing Climate

Photo What’s the story about climate change? What about ‘story’ — what have we missed in not making it more relevant? In April we look behind the headlines and suss out what’s happening around the world regarding our changing climate. The Planeta.com view: human contribution is climate change is real and we have to find ways toward clean …