International Museum Day 2018

Photo: Neon Boneyard (Las Vegas) May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Hashtags: #IMD2018 and #InternationalMuseumDay To celebrate please tag, tweet and follow your favorite museums on the social web. Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2017, …

Chocolate Festival of Belize

Poster Punta Gorda, Belize hosts the annual Cacao Festival May 18-20, 2018. The two main visitor events are the Saturday/Sunday Wine and Chocolate and Grande Finale. The Friday street fair is a great day, just less attended. The Friday Pre-Chocolate Fest Bash is expected to attract a more local crowd. X-Band will be performing. The …

Welcome to Country Travel Guide

New Publication Marcia Langton’s book Welcome to Country (May 2018) is a curated guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. Included are insights into Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. There is also a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organized by state …

Mexico City hosts national tourism forum

Mexico City hosts the 2018 National Tourism Forum May 7-9. Hashtag: #XVIForoTurismo Among the highlights – talks from the candidates for the presidency of Mexico who have been invited to present their proposals on tourism. Invited are José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, of the PRI-Green Coalition; Ricardo Anaya Cortés, of the PAN-PRD Coalition; and Andrés Manuel …

The false promise of certification

New report available from London-based Changing Markets: The false promise of certification: How certification is hindering sustainability in the textiles, palm oil and fisheries industries Faced with the gravity of today’s environmental and social problems, consumers are increasingly seeking out sustainable products that minimise negative impacts on people and the planet. In the UK alone, …

Indaba Travel Conference 2018

This week Durban, South Africa hosts the Indaba Travel Conference. Hashtag: #indaba2018 Key Links https://www.indaba-southafrica.co.za https://www.facebook.com/pg/travelindaba @travel_indaba Questions Is there live and recorded video from the event? Yes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/travelindaba/videos Is there a directory of exhibitors? How is the wi-fi at the @DurbanICC Where are your favorite apps, websites, Twitter accounts, LinkedIn pages and Facebook …

National Travel and Tourism Week 2018

2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established the National Travel and Tourism Week and recognizes the accomplishments of the U.S. travel community over the course of the last several decades. Join us May 6-12 as we curate highlights from this year’s celebration. 2018 dates: May 6-12. NTTW 2018: How to Celebrate …

Jane’s Walk 2018

Elsewhere on the Web Jane’s Walk – https://janeswalk.org – is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Walks took place in hundreds of cities around the world May 4-6. Key Links https://janeswalk.org https://www.facebook.com/janeswalk Questions Are there videos from the 2018 walks? Are there recommended online resources, publications, and maps? When …