Crawick Multiverse

Photo: Ronan Cantwell, Multiverse Scotland – Crawick Multiverse is a spectacular example of contemporary land art in Dumfries & Galloway. What used to be a former open cast coal mine has been transformed into an enjoyable outdoor space. Privately funded by the Duke of Buccleuch and designed by globally-renowned landscape artist Charles Jencks, Crawick Multiverse is a …

Indigenous Peoples Week #ipw7

Poster: #ipw7 Planeta.com’s seventh annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week takes place August 7-13. 2017 is the seventh year for Indigenous Peoples Week and Planeta.com’s 17th year of innovative online conferencing. Hashtag: #ipw7 Wiki Participation is free. Donations are welcome. The week focuses attention …

Agritourism

Buzzwords: Agritourism Agritourism = Agricultural Tourism According to the American Farm Bureau, agritourism is “an enterprise at a working farm, ranch or agriculture plant conducted for the enjoyment of visitors that generates income for the owner.” The people that choose to visit farms are often seeking “authentic” experiences. There are many types of agritourism. The most …

Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets

Oaxaca City has some of the most popular markets in Mexico. Oaxaca City has some of the most amazing markets (more below) and there are market days in nearby towns. When you buy local, you are helping support responsible travel! Money spent in these markets circulate quickly and supports the local economy. It’s also a …

Celebrating #IndigenousPeoplesDay Everyday

There are other holidays and commemorations of the world’s Indigenous Peoples including August 9, the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas / Journée internationale des peuples autochtonesa. For the past few years Planeta.com has co-hosted a week-long celebration of Indigenous culture and tourism. Indigenous Peoples …

41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #41whc

Photo: Bartłomiej Banaszak, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa, State of Conservation July 2-12, 2017 Kraków, Poland hosts the 41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. The event is notable for its adoption of new world heritage sites as well as the potential for delisting sites that are not fulfilling their commitments. This week Planeta.com is updating this resource …

Heritage

Buzzword Bingo: Heritage Heritage = Something inherited from the past. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/heritage Planeta.com World Heritage Celebrating World Heritage Day   41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #41whc

UNESCO

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Unesco The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and …