Responsible Tourism Day

World Responsible Tourism Day is November 8, 2017. We are recapping examples from responsible travel week held earlier this year and previewing Responsible Travel Week 2018 and hanging out with friends in London and across the globe via twitter and video conversations. Questions to kick off discussion What are the best hashtags for this year’s Responsible Tourism Day? – #ResponsibleTourismDay What …

Responsible Tourism Day 2017

Photo This week our attention turns to London, host city of World Responsible Tourism Day which takes place Wednesday, November 8. What’s new? November 7 – Responsible Tourism Fringe Networking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/responsible-tourism-fringe-networking-tickets-39052985531 We are delighted to be hosting this year’s Responsible Tourism Networking Fringe event at the Good Hotel. First, because the hotel is an inspiring …

#rtcities

#rtcities = Responsible Travel in Cities Embedded Tweets Next Monday and Tuesday: Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit https://t.co/9ispa4IV4Z #nvbikeped #rtcities#simasbicicletas @nevadadot pic.twitter.com/kG4X4gPar0 — planetanews (@planetanews) November 7, 2017 For friends in #MexicoCity – April 29 is the National Day of Botanical Gardens https://t.co/10iaCLCstc #rtcities #wildmexico #iy2017 @JBUNAM pic.twitter.com/Ow74O2GFO1 — Ron Mader (@ronmader) April 28, 2017 …

Overtourism in Protected Areas

Webinar: What is overtourism in protected areas and what can we do about it?, November 3, 2017. Speakers: Emeritus Prof. Steve McCool (University of Montana), Mr. Jon Kohl (PUP Global Heritage Consortium) Rising visitor use levels in tourism destinations over the last several years have caught residents and managers off-guard, leading to potentially significant social and biophysical impacts. This condition has been …

What is responsible travel?

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 visitors to create the opportunites that connect …

Slow Travel

Photo: 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 know the locals …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010. Currently we’re focusing efforts on staying in contact with Colibri winners via the social web. ‘Colibri’ means ‘hummingbird’ in Spanish. Winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain,Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Verena Gerber, Marlene Ehrenberg, …