GSTC 2019 Asia

Poster This week in Thailand This week the 2019 GSTC Asia-Pacific Conference features livestream video from the GSTC Facebook page on February 28 and March 1. Key Links gstcouncil.org/gstc2019asia/program Facebook Questions Are any of the presentations and relevant resources online? What would locals like visitors to know about Thailand? What are the lessons learned regarding …

Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival 2019

Logo The Mother Tongue Film Festival – mothertongue.si.edu – is a collaborative Smithsonian annual event, initiated by the Recovering Voices Program of the National Museum of Natural History. The festival celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity by showcasing films and filmmakers from around the world over four days of screenings in Washington, D.C. All events are …

Te Matatini 2019

Poster Held every two years the Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – tematatini.co.nz – celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). It has an open door policy, where all people are welcome to come and experience timeless traditions. Audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food …

International Mother Language Day 2019

UNESCO Poster February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. UNESCO: “UNESCO believes in the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity for sustainable societies. It is within its mandate for peace that it …

World Radio Day 2019

Poster February 13 is World Radio Day which raises awareness about the importance of radio and strengthens the networking among broadcasters. Now in its eighth year, the celebration is bigger than ever. In 2019 the focus turns to peace, tolerance, dialogue, and radio. Hashtag: #WorldRadioDay Background Hosted by UNESCO, World Radio Day was first celebrated …

Australia 2019

Australia flag Rolling coverage of news in Australia January Australia desperate to ride ‘wave of outbound travel the world has never seen’ 20 good reasons to call a federal election right now with your favourite endangered psephologist Snitty the Cassowary! A cartoon. https://t.co/VF0NcZBJbS — F Onthemoon (@firstdogonmoon) January 22, 2019 Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the …

Wild USA 2019 Shutdown

Buzzwords Curating the stories documenting the impact on US national parks because of the 2018-2019 Trump Shutdown. Headlines https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/461692-cost-for-recent-government-shutdowns-estimated-at-4b How you can help national parks recover from the shutdown (because they need it) As Joshua Tree reopens, anger over damage to economy, environment – LA Times https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/25/death-valley-national-park-damage-offroaders-shutdown National parks cautiously brace for long weekend amid …

Henderson Libraries Anniversary

Logo February 2 – Block Party Saturday Morning in Henderson, Nevada. 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of Henderson Libraries. February 2 (9am-1pm) Paseo Verde Library hosts a block party featuring a petting zoo, food truck, and Raider Nation. Also enjoy a snapshot of Henderson via archived photographs and local history from the 1940s. Plus, make …

Tourism Portals

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com is relaunching our global guide to tourism portals around the world. We ask how well institutions respond/interact/engage with locals and visitors on social web channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We would love to see more current information on government portals about local culture – including food, sport and markets, as …

Challenge: Responsible Travel Week 2019

Challenge Welcome to Responsible Travel Week 2019, February 11-17. This page will be updated before and during the week. Background Planeta.com invites readers and friends to our annual Responsible Travel Week, February 11-17. 2019 is the 11th year for Responsible Travel Week (RTWeek) and Planeta.com‘s 20th year of innovative, community-driven, online conferencing. Participation is free …