The Real Costs of a US-Mexico Border Wall

Live webcast, 830am EST Thursday with  @VFelbabBrown, @RepCuellar,  @mariauxpen @BrookingsInst Registration:  http://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-watch-us-mexico-wall Hashtag: #BrookingsEssay Background: President Trump’s proposed border wall, and more broadly how the United States defines its relationship with Mexico, directly affects the 12 million people who live within 100 miles of the border. Beyond the question of cost and payment, there are a number of …

Consumer Electronics Show #CES2018

Buzzwords Las Vegas’ largest convention is the Consumer Electronic Show which takes place this week, January 9-12. Hashtag: #CES2018 Official spin: “CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global …

México 2018

What’s happening in Mexico this year? We are paying attention to the national election as well timely tours, environmental conservation and cultural heritage. Curating tweets and pointing to timely resources on the social web. Suggestions are welcome. Twitter Moment Mexico 2018 🇲🇽 Wiki Mexico 2018 Planeta.com México Mexico’s Friendship Route = Ruta de la Amistad …

Gorilla Channel

Buzzwords Trending on Twitter tonight – Gorilla Channel @pixelatedboat has created a parody excerpt of the new Fire and Fury book about Donald Trump’s first year in office. Source: On his first night in the White House, President Trump complained that the TV in his bedroom was broken, because it didn’t have ‘the gorilla channel. …

NAIDOC Week 2018

Poster The NAIDOC Committee have announced the theme for #NAIDOC2018: ‘Because of her, we can!’ NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2018 dates: July 8-15. Hashtag: #NAIDOC2018 Details: http://www.indigenous.gov.au/news-and-media/announcements/naidoc-2018-because-her-we-can http://www.naidoc.org.au Facebook Statement by National NAIDOC Co-Chairs Dr Anne Martin & Mr Ben Mitchell NAIDOC …

2018 Calendar

Here is our preview of 2018. Wiki 2018 Planeta.com Responsible Travel Week #rtweek18 NAIDOC Week 2018 Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018 Recycling in Las Vegas Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of Irish)

Introducing Internet Universality Indicators

Buzzwords News from UNESCO Help UNESCO finalize the draft Internet Universality Indicators Stakeholders are invited to review the first draft indicators document and respond to the three questions below by March 15, 2018. Submissions should be sent via email an online submission platform to be available in late December. Consultation questions: Are there any additional themes, questions or indicators which you believe …

Planeta.com’s Spotlight Award

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the #YearOfOpen, celebrating open access and open education. Planeta.com opens a public solicitation for nominees showing good practice in tourism and open access. Our #IY2017 Spotlight Award will be awarded to public (government) agencies, institutions and others leading the way. We are seeking examples …

Transforming Travel (book preview)

Photo: INAH Fountain, Mexico City Looking forward to the 2018 publication of Transforming Travel: Realising the Potential of Sustainable Tourism by Jeremy Smith. Transforming Travel: Realising the Potential of Sustainable Tourism (CABI Concise) Table of Contents 1: Foreword 2: Introduction 3: The Transformative Hotel 4: Transforming Tours and Experiences 5: Transforming Places 6: Transforming Transport …