Bikes and Cycling

Photo: Ron Mader, DTLV Bikes In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious … travel. In 2017 we celebrate the Sustainable Tourism for Development universe by asking readers, what are the good cycling experiences? How are locals benefiting from bike tours? What events …

UNWTO Tourism Highlights 2017

A new report UNWTO Tourism Highlights presents a concise overview of international tourism in the world based on the results for the year 2016. Download this book (PDF 4.05MB) Key Points An ever-increasing number of destinations worldwide have opened up to, and invested in tourism, turning it into a key driver of socio-economic progress through …

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 …

Diné = Navajo

Photo: Navajo Weaving, Luchia’s Restaurant Planeta.com guide to Diné (Navajo) culture, language and travel tips for visitors. The Navajo Nation extends across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, covering more than 27,000 square miles. Wiki Diné Slideshare DineBizaad from ron mader Planeta.com #NavajoCodeTalkersDay

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) — http://www.unwto.org — is a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a ‎global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.‎ UNWTO is committed to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (see: global goals), geared ‎toward reducing poverty and …

Exploring Ecotourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. Comments welcome below. While the details vary, most definitions of ecotourism boil down to a special form of tourism that meets three criteria: 1) it provides for environmental conservation 2) it includes meaningful community participation 3) it is …

Distracted Driving

Buzzwords: Distracted Driving Distracted Driving = any type of action that takes a driver’s attention away from the road. Also see: Distraction, Partial Attention Hashtag: #distracteddriving Embedded Tweets Beware of these folks as you ride today @MJForbes @beegle17 @TrmptRider @VisionZeroYEG @ABPrimetime #DistractedDriving #yeg #yyc pic.twitter.com/Q6zhvONnc0 — AMSS (@ab_amss) July 30, 2017 Ask your tech savvy …

World Tourism Day

The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. World Tourism Day is hosted by the UNWTO . Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the hospitality sector. …

Reflections on Slow Travel

Photo: Ron Mader, #RTCBikeShare On the occasion of today’s #TTOT tweetchat, I’d like to ramble and reflect on slow travel and slowness in general. As a working draft, this essay will be a mix of questions and bullet points (great for tweeting) and embedded tweets. Suggestions? Comments are welcome below and via Twitter addressed to …

Slow Travel

Photo: Tom y Burro, Monte Albán, Oaxaca Think smart, travel slow – Planeta.com Tagline Take time to enjoy the experience, visit people and savor places. Slow travel is a breath of fresh air for everyone who has “been there…done that” and wants something deeper. Our suggestion: take a deep breath and slow down. Get to …