Queensland’s Big Pineapple

Photo: Drew Douglas The 16-meter (52-foot) fibreglass Big Pineapple has attracted millions of visitors since it opened on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast tourist strip in 1971. Open 9am-4pm. The Queensland Heritage Council placed the 16-meter (52-foot) fiberglass pineapple on its register in March 2009, ranking it alongside the state’s top historic buildings and cultural sites. The …

Wetland Wander

Photo: Leah Barclay Brisbane – Kudos to wetland ecologist Fernanda Adame, sound artist Leah Barclay, walking/media artist James Cunningham and multimedia artist Suzon Fuks for developing the Wetland Wander, an art-science collaboration currently on exhibit at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, through August 20. Hashtag: #WetlandWander This project has been supported by the Australian Rivers …

Concessions

Buzzwords Concession = private business operating under contract to provide products and services typically not provided by another entity Planeta.com Tourism Concessions in Parks and Protected Areas Parks

Tourism Concessions in Parks

Buzzwords Concession = private businesses operating under contract in parks to provide products and services designed to enhance or facilitate visitors experiences, typically not provided by government employees Features Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas (2017) Elsewhere on the Web https://annaspenceley.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/an-introduction-to-tourism-concessioning The document is currently available from several sites, using the links …

Wildlife Tourism Australia 2018

Poster Announcement: October 28-31 Wildlife tourism values and challenges: balancing the needs of wildlife, tourists, operators and residents (Tasmania) Too often we consider the needs of tourists or tour operators only, and when needs of the animals themselves or the needs of local human residents are considered, there is much emotional opinion but too little …

August 19 is World Photography Day

Photo August 19 is World Photography Day, a day to pay homage to the history of photography, celebrate the present and leave a positive trail for the future. World Photography Day originates from the invention of the daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839 The French Academy of Sciences announced the process and a …

Antiquities Act

Buzzwords The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since its passage. It gives the President of the USA the authority to create national monuments from existing public lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features. After a generation-long effort, on June 8, 1906, President …

Uruguay Links

Uruguay Flag Links related to Uruguay presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Uruguay’s hard currency income from tourism quadruples in a decade In a first for Latin America, Uruguay rolls out program legalizing marijuana uruguay-recycling-waste-into-livelihoods Tourism Portals Uruguay Natural – @Uruguay_Natural Time Current Local Time in Uruguay – Time and Date Sports Unión de Rugby …

Viral

Adjectives Viral = relating to or involving an image, video or meme circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another Elsewhere on the Web Viral Culture… Before The Internet history-of-the-first-viral-video http://boingboing.net/2015/07/30/whats-it-like-to-go-viral.html How many views are needed in YouTube to go viral? Quotes Going viral has more to do with the receptivity of the …