Preview: Responsible Travel Week #rtweek18

Join us for Responsible Travel Week, February 12-18 and fall in love with responsible travel. 2018 is the tenth year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta.com‘s 19th year of innovative conferencing. Since 2000 we have hosted dialogues about ecotourism, sustainable tourism, conscious travel. One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Participation is …

A Short History of Responsible Travel Week

Responsible Travel Week is our annual online unconference focusing on responsible travel. We launched RT Week in 2009 when the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize was postponed due to the outbreak of H1N1. Since then we’ve moved the dates of RT Week to coincide with Valentine’s Day, prompting the tagline ‘Fall in love with responsible travel.’ …

Exploring Responsible Tourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define responsible tourism. Our view: Responsible tourism is treating others the way they wish to be treated. While tourism campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — in fact we are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. What is responsible travel? Responsible …

Views on Responsible Tourism (2008)

In March 2008 Planeta.com conducted a survey on responsible tourism. Results were presented at the Second International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Kerala, India. Here are excerpts from the survey responses: What do you understand responsible tourism to be? an approach to tourism development and delivery that balances the needs of the guest, host supplier, …