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 …

Mexico Hosts Tianguis Turístico 2017

This week in Acapulco, Mexico: Tianguis Turístico. Many friends are there including Chiapas tourism pioneer Victor Chambor. Key Links http://tianguisturisticomexico.com.mx How Green is Tianguis? From a press release posted on Travel Daily Media: “For the first time in its history, Tianguis Turistico 2017 will join other organisations, businesses, citizens and events in measuring and offsetting …

#TurismoPropone

Sunday, February 19 Ecuador holds its general election. In advance of the public vote, Ecuadoran tourism pros held their own twitterchat (tuitazzo) with proposals for advancing tourism. Hashtag: #turismopropone Highlights: Medición del turismo en tiempo real con herramientas tecnológicas y no después de 3 años (measurement of tourism in real time with technological tools and not …

Responsible Travel Week 2017 #rtweek17

Join us for Responsible Travel Week, February 13-19 and fall in love with responsible travel. 2017 is the ninth year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta.com’s 18th year of innovative online conferencing. One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Registration is open. Participation is free and Pay …

India Hosts Responsible Tourism Awards

Presentations of the inaugural India Responsible Tourism Awards (IRTA) were made at the India Responsible Tourism Summit in Delhi on January 19th. The Awards champion ethical travel across the country. The idea is to inspire and motivate the local fraternity and spread the good word. IRTA is a regional partner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards (WRTA) held at …

UNWTO Awards 2017

Photo: UNWTO Gala Annotated Press Release from UNWTO with questions  UNWTO Awards recognize the commitment of the tourism sector to sustainable approaches Guanajuato’s State Ministry of Tourism (Mexico), Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Belgium), Govardhan Ecovillage (India) and Dutch Travel Trade Association (Netherlands) were the winners of 13th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and …

Exploring Responsible Tourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define responsible tourism. Our view: Responsible tourism is treating others the way they wish to be treated. While tourism campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — in fact we are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. What is responsible travel? Responsible …

Tourism Definitions

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development which prompts the question … what is sustainable tourism? Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Among the goals for 2017 is the compilation of tourism definitions. New terms are springing up such as responsible travel and …