Upgrade Your World during the International Year of Sustainable Tourism

Photo: Safranbolu My talk and Q&A at the European Ecotourism Conference was made via long distance video Monday, April 17. The talk – Upgrade Your World during the International year of Sustainable Tourism – asks where we stand in 2017 and what we have learned since the first European Ecotourism Conference in 2010. These are the working notes. …

Virtual Conversation: What is a Recipe?

Poster: Ron Mader, What is a recipe? #roofdog Publisher’s Note: Sharing and lightly editing an announcement from The Recipe Project which celebrates its fifth anniversary by hosting a Virtual Conversation on ‘What is a Recipe?’ June 2 to July 5, 2017. Kudos for inspired, inclusive and open participation! Twitter Shoutout: @historecipes, @ltotelin, @historybeagle Hashtags:  #recipesconf and #recipesproject. Wiki: Recipes Source: http://recipes.hypotheses.org/9170 …

Facebook

We would like to make the most of our presence on Facebook and seek your suggestions. We would also like to help friends and colleagues make the most of Facebook. Again, suggestions are most welcome. Yes, on Facebook there is a Planeta Page and a Planeta Group. Hosting a page and a group, I see the advantages and …

City Parks on the Social Web

Photo: City of Calgary, Olympic Plaza In 2017 Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are our favorites? The nominations open now if you’d like to comment. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to …

Responsible Travel Week Begins #rtweek17

Photo: Neerav Bhatt, Surry hills sydney streetart by mulgatheartist Responsible Travel Week begins. Welcome back for our annual rolling conversation. Registration is open throughout the conference – http://rtweek17.eventbrite.com. Hashtag: #rtweek17 Why have a Responsible Travel Week? Because most people who crave responsible travel, practice responsible travel, benefit from responsible travel — never use the words ‘responsible …

Upgrade Your World

Photo: Neerav Bhatt, Surry hills sydney streetart by mulgatheartist 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 and …

Welcome to the #Twistance

Following up our feature on the Twitterstorm kicked up by Badlands National Park, the hashtag that sums up the week’s viral storm combines Twitter and Resistance in the colorful #Twistance Kudos @StollmeyerEU for the helpful Twistance list curating ‘rogue’ federal science agencies. She’s Twistance 2 with other rogue departments. Those launching the rogue sites share a mission of sharing …

Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Ron Mader, Benleigh Workshop If you manage a tourism business, the second most valuable piece of real estate you own is your website. Successful tourism marketing requires an understanding of how to make effective use of one’s website and its connections on the social web. INSIDER TIPS Planeta.com‘s role as an online facilitator/clearinghouse for …

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 …