Stroll ‘N’ Roll 2017

The best things in life are free, family-friendly and generally include bicycles. Such is the case for the Henderson, Nevada which hosts its annual Stroll-N-Roll this Saturday a spin so the speak on the Ciclovia phenomenon that’s sweeping the globe. Originally founded in Bogota, Colombia, ciclovias are scheduled events when roads are closed to motorized traffic, allowing the community to enjoy the …

Native American Day at the Lost City Museum

Poster: Native American Day 2017 Honor Native American Heritage Month in November and mark your calendar: Saturday, November 18, 2017 for Native American Day at Nevada’s Lost City Museum. The event features Native American dancers, food and demonstrations. There will be a variety of artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their creations and hopefully some will …

World Toilet Day

Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. More than one billion …

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 …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating for the 2017-2018 season. Suggestions are welcome. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to …

#ItsMyParkDay in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas – Today (Saturday, November 4) is It’s My Park Day. Hashtag: #ItsMyParkDay The biggest city-wide volunteer event for the Austin Parks Foundation and has expanded to a Spring and Fall event held the first Saturday in March and November. Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city. Look …

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 …

Indigenous Peoples Day #IndigenousPeoplesDay

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay used frequently as a counterpoint to Columbus Day. Each year Planeta.com hosts Indigenous Peoples Week to focus on travel and tourism. We also celebrate August 9, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. There are other holidays and commemorations of …

Travel. Enjoy. Respect. #iy2017

The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. How we make the most of #IY2017 depends on what we do and how well we collaborate. The resolution, adopted on December 4, 2015, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of …