Las Vegas Strong #VegasStrong

Poster Las Vegas – October 1, 2017 marked the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Other outlets have more details of the attack, and we are keeping an eye on developments and the responses to this tragedy. The toll from the attack: 58 people killed, 527 people injured. Las Vegas is a city built on …

Hurricane Maria 2017

Photo: NASA Marshall, Maria Intensifies Wikipedia: Hurricane Maria is regarded as being the worst natural disaster on record to affect Dominica and Puerto Rico and the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Jeanne in 2004. The tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record and the most intense tropical cyclone worldwide of 2017, Maria was the thirteenth named …

Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas (2017)

Cover Recommended Reading: Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: Generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development. Report to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and IUCN, 2017. Authors: Anna Spenceley, Sue Snyman, Paul Eagles Launch of a new TAPAS Group publication at the UNWTO General Assembly Thursday, September 14, 5pm in …

US/ICOMOS 2017 Annual Report

Just in time for World Heritage Day, US ICOMOS has released its annual report of accomplishments in 2017. Key Links http://www.usicomos.org http://www.usicomos.org/see-what-we-accomplished-together-in-2017/ http://www.usicomos.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/USICOMOS_2017AnnualReport_Web.pdf https://twitter.com/usicomos Tweets by usicomos Excerpt: Advocacy Because of the wide range of challenges and disruptions taking place to effective heritage conservation in the US in 2017, US/ICOMOS has found it necessary to …

Milkshake Duck

Buzzwords Milkshake Duck = A person who is initially viewed positively by the media but is then discovered to have something questionable about them. Macquarie Dictionary As fans of Word of the Year declarations, we are indebted to the Macquarie Dictionary not only for summing up 2017 but setting in motion a critical awareness for the …

Favorite Podcasts of 2017

As we unveil our favorite podcasts of 2017, it is a good time to reflect on the act of listening. When we are mindfully aware of our senses, we are rarely speaking. We are present in time and space and listening. These are moments when we hear the sound in the background, find meaning in …

Radish Night 2017

Poster: Uriel Barranc Oaxaca City, Mexico – 2017 is the 120th iteration of the annual Noche de Rábanos, aka Radish Night, which takes place on Saturday, December 23 in the downtown zócalo. This is a horticultural pageant, testimony to agriculture and folk art. Who to follow on Twitter? @cortv, @TurismoCdOax Hashtags: #120Años #EchandoRaíces #NocheDeRábanos #RaícesQueDejanHuella Livestreaming CORTV is livestreaming a three-hour recap …

Snapshots and embedded tweets from Navajo Tours, December 2017 USA

Photo: Alien Egg Hatchery Checking in with our friends at Navajo Tours USA: Embedded Tweets Fun time at Horn Point, Honaker Trail near Goosenecks State Park. I was taking photos and video of our guide John Hosteen. #NavajoUSA pic.twitter.com/4pmge7iVqk — Kialo Winters (@KialoWinters) October 27, 2017 Check @cotopaxi and their initiatives. We also aspire to …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …