Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States

Poster: Conference In the framework of the 2017 UN International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development the Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) wishes to provide a platform for tourism professionals, academics and practitioners from other SIDS and the region to discuss an integrated practical approach to sustainable tourism. For this event, the …

Planeta.com’s #IY2017 #YearOfOpen Spotlight Award

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the #YearOfOpen, celebrating open access and open education. Planeta.com opens a public solicitation for nominees showing good practice in tourism and open access. Our #IY2017 Spotlight Award will be awarded to public (government) agencies, institutions and others leading the way. We are seeking examples …

Overtourism in Protected Areas

Webinar: What is overtourism in protected areas and what can we do about it?, November 3, 2017. Speakers: Emeritus Prof. Steve McCool (University of Montana), Mr. Jon Kohl (PUP Global Heritage Consortium) Rising visitor use levels in tourism destinations over the last several years have caught residents and managers off-guard, leading to potentially significant social and biophysical impacts. This condition has been …

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 …

Overtourism

Buzzwords Overtourism = Questions What are examples of overtourism? What are strategies employed by destinations and regional authorities to avoid overcrowding? What are strategies for visitors to avoid overcrowded places? Essay Having seen the overcrowding in person at Zion National Park over the past decade, I wonder if we are satisfied with the communication about …

Nevada: Tourism Means More

Snapshots of tourism in Nevada 2016 Talking Points Tourism Means More Talking Points  Travel and tourism continues to be Nevada’s leading industry:  Las Vegas experienced record breaking attendance for the this year in a row with 42.9 million visitors in CY16  Travel is a $65.8 billion industry in Nevada.  Nevada’s travel …

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 …

Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas

Cover Recommended Reading: Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: Generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development. Report to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and IUCN. Authors: Spenceley, A., Snyman, S. & Eagles, P. (2017). Launch of a new TAPAS Group publication at the UNWTO General Assembly Thursday, September 14, 5pm …

Tourism in Protected Areas Conference #patourism17

Poster: Aivar Ruukel, #PaTourism17 Events September 14-15 Tourism in Protected Areas Conference (Konverents “Turism kaitsealadel”) Location: Pärnu, Estonia Hashtag: #PAtourism17 This conference focuses on the tourism collaboration and networks in and around protected areas. Among the questions the conference asks: – how can tourism support well-being of local people? – how can tourism support nature conservation, heritage, …

World Tourism Day

The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. World Tourism Day is hosted by the UNWTO . Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for more than 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the …