Responsible Travel Week Challenge #rtweek18

@Okudart Las Vegas One of the objectives of Responsible Travel Week is to improve communication skills using new and existing technologies. Shorthand: Digital Literacy Specifically: Apps, Smartphones, Tablets, Widgets Apps/Platforms: Facebook, Flickr, Google Maps, Instagram, Stack, Twitter, YouTube, Wikispaces We explore these tools through the lens of responsible and conscious travel and vice-versa. Do they …

Reconsidering Facebook

Poster Given the recent scandal regarding Cambridge Analytica, we are reconsidering our use of Facebook. While some call for people to delete Facebook accounts, we are decidedly on the fence, finding the social web channel a useful tool to stay in touch with friends. This page will be updated accordingly. Your thoughts? Making the most …

Flickr Lessons

We have been big fans of Flickr, the user-generated photography website which launched in February 2004. This pioneering social web site rewards interaction and offers access to Creative Commons-licensed images. There are some gripes, but on the whole, Flickr is our old-school social web darling. April 2018 news – Flickr has been acquired by Smugmug …

Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Benleigh Workshop Successful tourism marketing requires an understanding of how to make effective use of one’s website and its connections on the social web. Yes, it is helpful to have a website but even moreso the dedicated space on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Insider Tips Planeta.com‘s role as an online facilitator/clearinghouse for …

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: Mantis, Las Vegas Planeta.com’s director Ron Mader presented four workshop sessions under the rubric of Sharing Cultures on the Social Web, introducing examples from around the world of cultural conservation using the social web at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 2017). What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of the …

Upgrade

Buzzwords Upgrade = To raise (something) to a higher standard Upgrade your world by making the most of old-school allies and the expanding universe of the social web This presentation shows how the messages of environmental conservation and responsible / conscious / local travel is told using hi-tech and lo-fi communication. Engage! Comments are welcome …

Australia

Photo:  Channon Market (2007) Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Much of the continent has lain flat …

Making the most of Twitter

Photo: Pen Waggener, Old Media, New Message Soy los tuits que he leído (I am the tweets I have read) Official spin: Twitter — https://twitter.com — helps you follow your interests with instant updates from your friends, industry experts and breaking news from around the world. Our take: Twitter is a global poetry slam. Say …

Hangout

Poster: Are you hangoutable? = ¿Estás hangoutable? Hangout = To relax completely in an unassuming way. Also a Google term for a live video conversation, private or public, aka hangout on air. Before we get to the technical definition and how-to guide, focus on the relax part. You’re in a hammock or stretched out in a lounge …

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 …