Sustainable Travel Summit #ITMSummit17

For the first time, Immersion Travel Magazine hosts a free, online event for people who love to travel and want to make a difference. Introducing the Sustainable Travel Summit —www.sustainabletravelsummit.com — a four day, online event taking place June 1st through the 4th, 2017. Hashtag: #ITMSummit17; Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImmersionTravel Today – June 1 – Join us for a video …

Global Tourism Survey

by Shane Feyers (@EcoToursmSurvey) A live survey for ecotourism is now available on the IUCN Union Portal. This survey is a tool to collect data about current perceptions of ecotourism, its management, and impact. The survey will be used to inform inclusive and collaborative efforts by IUCN, and others, to address challenges and opportunities of …

Travel. Enjoy. Respect. #iy2017

The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. How we make the most of #IY2017 depends on what we do and how well we collaborate. The resolution, adopted on December 4, 2015, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of …

Buzzword Bingo 2017

WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by various organizations and highlight language which reflect the popular discourse. While Planeta.com does not officially release a ‘Word of the Year,’ we do compile our favorites each year, part of a game we call Buzzword Bingo. Among our favorite words from 2017: Nature: EPA, Lake Skadar, …

Exploring Sustainable Tourism

Poster: Ron Mader, How do you define sustainable tourism? As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define sustainable tourism. Comments welcome below. The notion that tourism could be “sustainable” is part of the dialogue on sustainable development, critical in 2017, the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The goal is …

#StateofVegas

Among the things that Las Vegas does right is the annual of State of Las Vegas presentation made by Mayor Carolyn Goodman. This is her sixth State of Vegas address. I have not attended in person, but thanks to livestreaming video, anyone around the world can access the mayorial assessment of the preceding year in one …

Sustainability

Definitions abound about what constitutes sustainable development, yet we see only a handful of successful applications. Is sustainable development a buzzword or a concept that has yet to mature? When institutions highlight ‘sustainable development,’ they rarely share materials in a timely manner and even less so with the interested reader in mind. The result is …

Tips for Authors and Publishers

Planeta.com strives to be friendly to readers, authors and publishers. The following tips will help creators and purveyors of dead tree heritage media. SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES Please note that we are putting into practice a number of sustainable practices and this includes not receiving any unsolicited materials in print or online. Requests Print Materials – please …

Green Santa

New: The SUN Program presents “Green Santa” – a Climate Change primer in the form of a comic book. Co-authored by Felix Dodds and issued under the auspices of the UN Secretary General through Comics Uniting Nations – a partnership of UNICEF and PCI Media Impact and Reading with Pictures, to make the Sustainable Development Goals …