UNWTO Tourism Highlights 2017

A new report UNWTO Tourism Highlights presents a concise overview of international tourism in the world based on the results for the year 2016. Download this book (PDF 4.05MB) Key Points An ever-increasing number of destinations worldwide have opened up to, and invested in tourism, turning it into a key driver of socio-economic progress through …

Agritourism

Buzzwords: Agritourism Agritourism = Agricultural Tourism According to the American Farm Bureau, agritourism is “an enterprise at a working farm, ranch or agriculture plant conducted for the enjoyment of visitors that generates income for the owner.” The people that choose to visit farms are often seeking “authentic” experiences. There are many types of agritourism. The most …

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) — http://www.unwto.org — is a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a ‎global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.‎ UNWTO is committed to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (see: global goals), geared ‎toward reducing poverty and …

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 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the hospitality sector. …

Announcing Planeta.com’s #IY2017 Spotlight Award

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the #YearOfOpen, celebrating open access and open education. Today (World Environment Day, June 5) 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 …

Colombia Celebrates Biodiversity Day #SoyNaturalista

Poster: Parques Nacionales de Colombia, #SoyNaturalista #SoyNaturalista = Literally, I am a naturalist. Hashtag used by Spanish-speaking tweeters. Here we take a deep dive and applaud the work in Colombia which uses the #SoyNaturalista hashtag as a translation of a bioblitz. Key Links http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/es/soynaturalista https://twitter.com/ParquesColombia Celebrating the Diversity Days While Planeta.com is not able to join …

How sustainable and social is your tourism summit? #sstourismsummit

Happening now in Cancún. Hashtag: #sstourismsummit May 4-6 Sustainable and Social Tourism Summit programa sustentur.com.mx facebook Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Cancún? = ¿Qué le gustaría a la gente local conocer los visitantes de Cancún? Will the event have live and recorded video? = ¿Tendrá el evento video en vivo y grabado? In this …

Baltimore Tourism Day

Baltimore Tourism Day is Saturday, May 6. Visit Baltimore is offering FREE hop-on/hop-off bus tours with stops in many of the unique neighborhoods that comprise Baltimore. Expert guides will provide live narration on-board the bus. There are special activities and offers at local tourism businesses, attractions and sites throughout the day.Hop-on/hop-off Tourism Day buses will …

European Ecotourism Conferences

April 17-19 – The 4th European Ecotourism Conference takes place in Safranbolu, Turkey. I will not be there in person, but Planeta.com is a media partner. We will be updating the presentation made at the first European Ecotourism Conference and offering free, public, live video workshops before, during and after the conference. Key Links: http://eecoc.karabuk.edu.tr/en Hashtag: #EuroEco17 Facebook: European Ecotourism …

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 …