Wish List for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

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 of …

Travel. Enjoy. Respect. #iy2017

This page – a work in progress – documents 2017’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. hashtags #IY2017, #travelenjoyrespect Background The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution, adopted on December 4, 2015, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation …

The Challenge of Ecotourism

  by John Shores One of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism business is nature-oriented tourism. The travel industry has enlisted the support of environmental organizations and park agencies and is promoting nature travel as the hottest “environmentally correct” activity available. But is ecotourism the panacea these promoters claim? The author argues that ecotourism …

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 17th 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 are your favorite places to take photos of authentic and beloved Vegas locales?

Photo: Ron Mader, Flickr What would locals like visitors to know about Las Vegas? We’re making a new game called the Las Vegas Treasure Hunt and need your help in creating a checklist: what are your favorite places to take photos of authentic and beloved Vegas locales? Questions What are your favorite places to take …

Tourism v Coal mines: what should we know about the #GreatBarrierReef? #COP13 #WildOz

Today’s #COP13 / #WildOz Question: #Tourism v #Coalmines,:what should we know about the #GreatBarrierReef? Twitter Shoutout: @ProfTerryHughes @gbrmarinepark @StevenJMiles @fightforthereef @TropWATER also @COP13MX Updates on the Planeta Wiki: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/gbrmp http://planeta.wikispaces.com/cbdcop13 Embedded Tweets But tourism on #GreatBarrierReef provides economic incentive 4 better protection, and FAR more jobs than destructive new thermal #coalmines https://t.co/HDmt9KohrZ — Terry Hughes (@ProfTerryHughes) December 3, 2016 #ClimateChange the …

New Zealand on the Social Web

What are your inspired, go-to New Zealand resources? Whether you’re a Kiwi or a friend of New Zealand, share with us your recommendations that make the most of the social web. This presentation features snapshots from websites and social web channels and apps. We welcome your interaction — comments, questions, suggestions, shares, clips, favorites, likes …

Aviation Buzzword Bingo

Aviation Buzzword Bingo from ron mader More online http://planeta.wikispaces.com/aviation#buzzwords   Buzzword Bingo airplane – airport – airside – air traffic control – ancillary_revenue – ashcloud – aviation – blackbox – boarding pass – cockpit – delay – departure – destination – early boarding – emissions – final call – flight – frequent flyer – gate …

World Tourism Day 2016

Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the hospitality sector. You inspire us a billion billion times. Happy World Tourism Day 2016! Hashtags: #WTD2016, #DíaMundialdelTurismo, #tourism4all 2016 World Tourism Day Some background. The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of …

South Africa Celebrates National Parks Week

South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrates National Parks Week from September 12-16 in most of South Africa’s national parks, some of which celebrate the week for a week (through September 18). Free access is given to day visitors, with a particular focus on attracting people from local communities. Free access to parks does not in …