The Great Training Robbery

Poster: Ron Mader, Certifiers by Michael Kaye In their brilliant book Dangerous Game, authors James O’Shea and Charles Madigan, describe how the big consulting firms have bilked the world’s major corporations out of literally tens of billions of dollars by selling them bad advice. While the ecotourism consulting industry has not achieved that scale, it …

The Challenge of Tourism Certification

Archived feature: 2007 Understanding tourism certification is a bit tricky and when it comes to defining what constitutes ecotourism, sustainable tourism, conscious travel or responsible travel, there is little consensus. When it comes to developing global accreditation schemes, there’s a growing demand to ‘stop the steamroller.’ Indigenous peoples, tour operators and others say that many …

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 2016

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 …