World Tourism Day 2019

Photo: Downtown Las Vegas Bike Share Next week! September 27 is World Tourism Day. This year’s focus explores the future of work. Hashtags: #wtd2019. Key Links wtd.unwto.org/content/wtd-2019-about-world-tourism-day Questions Do any official events / presentations / workshops have livestreaming and recorded video? What are your plans for World Tourism Day? What are the connections between this …

Responsible Travel Week 2020

Poster: Kingman Wash Please speak with Planeta.com host Ron Mader if you would like to actively participate in this global conversation. Volunteers requested for testing our video chats, first privately and then publicly. Announcement 2020 is Planeta.com‘s 21st year of innovative, community-driven, online conferencing. We invite friends to join our free, week-long conversation, Responsible Travel …

Mojave National Preserve

Photo: Morningstar Mine Road Located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the 1.6 million-acre Mojave National Preserve features a roadside Joshua tree forest, canyons, mesas, and sand dunes. Key Links nps.gov/moja/index.htm Camping Facebook Nearby Kelso Depot Google Maps Planeta.com Joshua Tree National Park Mojave Desert California Los Angeles Las Vegas Wild USA

World Tourism Day

Poster 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 …

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mexico

Photo: Boris’ altar Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient Indigenous traditions and modern fanfare. It is a whimsical and yet serious holiday that primarily takes place between October 31st and November 2nd. Mexico may have the most spectacular festivals in the hemisphere. Well …

Sustainability

Buzzwords Definitions abound about what constitutes sustainable development, yet we see only a handful of successful applications. Is sustainable development a buzzword or a concept that has the potential to mature? When institutions highlight ‘sustainable development,’ they rarely share materials in a timely manner and even less so with the interested reader in mind. The …

Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Mexico boasts a well-established system of ground, air, and sea-based transportation, allowing easy access to and within country. Of note is the world-famous cuisine noted for its diversity and sophisticated flavors. Like potato dishes in Peru, Mexico’s corn dishes number in the thousands. Slow food (and slow agriculture … Mexico was the first country to domesticate …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: We have contact Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram Night Sky Festival Night Sky Festival – NPS Google Maps Recommended Listening Desert Oracle Radio hosted by Ken Layne by Ken Layne desertoracle.com Desert Oracle Radio Visitor Numbers Joshua Tree National Park had a record …