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 …

Wish List for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

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 of …

Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor — www.tripadvisor.com — provides recommendations for hotels, resorts, inns, vacations, travel packages, vacation packages and travel guides. Members have written millions of reviews describing their best and worst vacations. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/tripadvisor Slideshare TripAdvisor Tips from ron mader Facebook Posts

Flickr Lessons

We are 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. FLICKR Q&A WHAT IS FLICKR? – Flickr is a website that …

Australia

Photo: Ron Mader, Channon Market (2007) Publisher’s Note: Prior to Responsible Travel Week (February 13-19) Planeta.com is looking for case studies and examples of responsible / conscious / eco / sustainable tourism in Australia. Please let us know in comments on this page or via Twitter addressed to @ronmader. Wiki Places Australia ACT – Canberra New …

Russia

Russia shares borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia. It also has maritime borders with Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and the USA (by the Bering Strait). Wiki More info about Russia on …

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 …