Celebrating 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 and we are paying special attention to this week’s conference in Mexico City. Hashtag: #IDMS History On April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium …

Choose to #ExploreResponsibly

Hashtag watch:#ExploreResponsibly! Kudos to Joshua Tree National Park (@JoshuaTreeNPS) for its campaign to #ExploreResponsibly –  the perfect hashtag for Earth Day month and to connect with responsible travel and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism. More info from Joshua Tree  online the National Park Service website. Embedded Tweets Join us in making the choice to #ExploreResponsibly!https://t.co/tVjOBSMlSe pic.twitter.com/X4xwPvNnNf — …

Share the love during responsible travel week

#please #share #love A few dozen participants from around the world are sharing their love of responsible travel in an ongoing online conversation this week (February 13-19). 2017 is the ninth year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta.com‘s 18th year of innovative conferencing. Participation is free and Pay What You Want (PWYW). Registration for Responsible Travel …

Responsible Travel Week Begins #rtweek17

Photo: Neerav Bhatt, Surry hills sydney streetart by mulgatheartist Responsible Travel Week begins. Welcome back for our annual rolling conversation. Registration is open throughout the conference – http://rtweek17.eventbrite.com. Hashtag: #rtweek17 Why have a Responsible Travel Week? Because most people who crave responsible travel, practice responsible travel, benefit from responsible travel — never use the words ‘responsible …

Responsible Travel Week 2017 #rtweek17

Join us for Responsible Travel Week, February 13-19 and fall in love with responsible travel. 2017 is the ninth year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta.com’s 18th year of innovative online conferencing. One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Registration is open. Participation is free and Pay …

What is responsible travel?

Registration is open for Responsible Travel Week! While marketing campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — travelers are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. If those working in the tourist trade embrace the values we wish developed, then we can make a huge leap forward. The trick lies in listening to locals and …

A Short History of Responsible Travel Week

Responsible Travel Week is our annual online unconference focusing on responsible travel. We launched RT Week in 2009 when the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize was postponed due to the outbreak of H1N1. Since then we’ve moved the dates of RT Week to coincide with Valentine’s Day, prompting the tagline ‘Fall in love with responsible travel.’ …

India Hosts Responsible Tourism Awards

Presentations of the inaugural India Responsible Tourism Awards (IRTA) were made at the India Responsible Tourism Summit in Delhi on January 19th. The Awards champion ethical travel across the country. The idea is to inspire and motivate the local fraternity and spread the good word. IRTA is a regional partner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards (WRTA) held at …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Global tourism has matured and offers options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly as possible. While there is no standard definition that used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals want to please visitors who are …

Exploring Responsible Tourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define responsible tourism. Our view: Responsible tourism is treating others the way they wish to be treated. While tourism campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — in fact we are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. What is responsible travel? Responsible …