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 …

Travel

Photo: Cows Travel is more than getting from Point A to B. The act of moving connects us to places and people in ways unimagined by those standing still. Moving beyond the horizon, we need to be open to new experiences and language. Slideshare Travel Quotes from ron mader Travel Bingo #buzzwordbingo from ron mader …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Slow Travel

Photo: Tom y Burro, Monte Albán, Oaxaca Think smart, travel slow – Planeta.com Tagline Take time to enjoy the experience, visit people and savor places. Slow travel is a breath of fresh air for everyone who has “been there…done that” and wants something deeper. Our suggestion: take a deep breath and slow down. Get to …