How to save tourism from itself

Quotable New video from Doug Lansky about the pitfalls of unbalanced tourism: How to save tourism from itself. The talk was recorded at a TEDx event in Stockholm, Sweden. “Tourism is travel without a purpose.” Time stamps 05:24 Unbalanced tourism 11:00 Hunting and gathering has evolved to dining and shopping 14:00 Flygskam 17:30 Why not …

Thomas Cook 2019

Logo Last day in the sun for the Thomas Cook Group. The company ceased trading September 23, 2019 and entered liquidation. Around 21,000 worldwide employees were left without jobs (including 9,000 UK staff) and 600,000 customers (150,000 from the UK) were left abroad, triggering the UK’s largest peacetime repatriation. thomascook.com thomascook.caa.co.uk https://www.abta.com/news/thomas-cook-group Video Headlines Thomas …

1519 – 2019

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Updates to include links to headlines and features, videos and presentations and virtual tours of the places visited during 1519. A special shoutout to Colibri winner Marlene …

Stroll ‘N’ Roll 2019

Photo: Rolling with the dog The best things in life are free, family-friendly, and generally include opportunities to walk and bike in a safe environment. Such is the case for the Henderson, Nevada which hosts its annual Stroll-N-Roll Saturday, November 16. The 4-hour annual event is a spin so the speak on the Ciclovía phenomenon …

Virtual Island Summit 2019

Poster The first Virtual Island Summit is a free and entirely online event to connect global islands and share common experiences on a digital platform. October 6-11, 2019. Hashtag: #VirtualIslandSummit Key Links islandinnovation.co agenda newsletters @islandsinnovate Background Q&A: What is the Virtual Island Summit? Free access to world-class experts. The Summit will be a free …

State of Nature 2019

Report Cover One in seven British species is threatened with extinction, according to a new report by the country’s main wildlife and conservation charities, The National Biodiversity Network. Key Links State of Nature 2019 State of Nature 2019: UK’s wildlife loss continues unabated Key Findings 15 percent of species under threat of extinction and 2 …

Greta Thunberg

Twitter Avatar April 2019 Every time we make a decision we should ask ourselves; how will this decision affect that curve? We should no longer measure our wealth and success in the graph that shows economic growth, but in the curve that shows the emissions of greenhouse gases. We should no longer only ask: “Have …

Mexico 2019

Mexico flag Rolling news from Mexico in 2019 January “Mexico has regained confidence in itself” “México ha recuperado la confianza en sí mismo” ⁦@m_ebrard⁩: “México ha recuperado la confianza en sí mismo” #REC2019 ⁦@SRE_mx⁩ pic.twitter.com/ISaL9UbgH7 — Daniel Hdez Joseph (@DanielHJoseph) January 7, 2019 February El Chapo’s final chapter – @ioangrillo La industria cultural, un sector …

IPBES Online Conference 2019

Poster Announcing an online event hosted by IPBES – Online conference to seek input for the scoping process of the nexus assessment (September -30  October 2, 2019) This online conference represents an innovation for IPBES. Its purpose is to seek the broadest possible input (scientists and other knowledge holders, representatives of Governments, and of institutions …

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2019

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). Yes, we need a free flow of accurate and reliable information. Hashtags: #AccessToInfoDay, #AccessToInfo, #IDUAI19 Background In November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution (38 C/70) declaring September 28 of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). 2019 This …