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 …

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 …

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 …

A Short History of Responsible Travel Week

Responsible Travel Week is our annual online unconference focusing on responsible travel. We launched RT Week in 2009 when the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize was postponed due to the outbreak of H1N1. Since then we’ve moved the dates of RT Week to coincide with Valentine’s Day, prompting the tagline ‘Fall in love with responsible travel.’ …

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 …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Global tourism has matured and offers options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly as possible. While there is no standard definition that used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals want to please visitors who are …

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 …

Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Ron Mader, Benleigh Workshop If you manage a tourism business, the second most valuable piece of real estate you own is your website. Successful tourism marketing requires an understanding of how to make effective use of one’s website and its connections on the social web. INSIDER TIPS Planeta.com‘s role as an online facilitator/clearinghouse for …