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 …

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. 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 …

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 …

UNWTO General Assembly #UNWTOGAChina

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosts its General Assembly for its 22nd session in Chengdu, China, a global meeting of senior tourism officials and high-level ‎representatives worldwide September 11-16, 2017. Hashtag: #UNWTOGAChina This year’s 22nd session, the second in China and the sixth in the Asia and the Pacific region, will be attended by delegates from +150 countries and …

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 …

Tourism, Crisis and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism in Norway

Peter Prokosch has shared news about the new report about tourism in Norway. Download and read:Tourism Road Map Norway or the Norwegian version: veikart-endelig on the Linking Tourism and Conservation website. Ten tourism- and conservation related organisations presented at Arendalsuka a Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism in Norway. Although the roadmap makes so far no reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world …

Planning for Inclusive Tourism in México #TurismoEsBienestar

News from Mexico’s tourism secretariat, SECTUR Following the recommendations of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and in order to strengthen the strengths of tourism in Mexico and identify challenges and opportunities, the Secretariat of Tourism, in conjunction with the Tourism Committee of the National Conference of Governors, public institutions and private organizations …