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 …

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 …

Local Travel in the Murray-Darling Basin

Australia publishes some our favorite e-books. Announcing a new publication. Download the 2017 Local Places Guide for a list of over 100 local wetlands, bushlands, parks and reserves to visit throughout the Murray-Darling Basin in South Australia. This is local travel in nature. The guide provides basic info highlighting facilities, special features and activities. The guide …

Preparation

Let’s review travel prep from the pov of visitors and locals. VISITORS One of the reasons travelers make a trip elsewhere is to escape cause-and-effect logic. Many travelers aim toward spontaneity and adventure. That said, if they don’t make proper checklists, do required reading ahead of their journey, they invariably miss out on engaging experiences. Without …