Exploring Sustainable Tourism

Poster: Ron Mader, How do you define sustainable tourism? As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define sustainable tourism. Comments welcome below. The notion that tourism could be “sustainable” is part of the dialogue on sustainable development, critical in 2017, the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The goal is …

Travel

Photo: Cows Travel is more than getting from Point A to B. The act of moving connects us to places and people in ways unimagined by those standing still. Moving beyond the horizon, we need to be open to new experiences and language. Slideshare Travel Quotes from ron mader Travel Bingo #buzzwordbingo from ron mader …

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 …

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 …

World Tourism Day 2017

Poster September 27 is World Tourism Day. 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 2017. Hashtags: #WTD2017, #DíaMundialdelTurismo, #WorldTourismDay What are your plans for World Tourism Day? 2017 World Tourism Day Some background. The …

Overtourism

Buzzwords Overtourism = Questions What are examples of overtourism? What are strategies employed by destinations and regional authorities to avoid overcrowding? What are strategies for visitors to avoid overcrowded places? Essay Having seen the overcrowding in person at Zion National Park over the past decade, I wonder if we are satisfied with the communication about …

10yfp

Travel Bingo 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) Key Links http://sdt.unwto.org/sustainable-tourism-10yfp http://sdt.unwto.org/webinars-10yfp-stp @10YFP_STP https://www.facebook.com/10YFPSTP Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/10yfp Planeta.com un Travel. Enjoy. Respect. #iy2017

Bikes

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 …

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 more than 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the …

Tourism, Crisis and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …