Re-Imagining North America Ecotourism Conference (2000)

Poster From the archives The Re-Imagining North America Ecotourism Conference took place in May 2000. This was our first online event (see index). In order to facilitate networking of professionals working to improve ecotourism in North America, Planeta.com hosted the Re-Imagining North America Ecotourism Conference which originally took place in May 2000. The original conference …

Responsible Travel Week 2014

Poster Recapping Responsible Travel Week 2014 Slideshare Responsible Travel Week 2014 (February 10-16) #rtweek14 from ron mader Planeta.com Responsible Travel Week Engagement Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and Natural Worlds What is responsible travel? 02 • February • Februar

Responsible Travel Week 2015

Poster Recapping Responsible Travel Week 2015 Slideshare Responsible Travel Week: Feb 9-15, 2015 #rtweek15 from ron mader Planeta.com Responsible Travel Week Engagement Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and Natural Worlds What is responsible travel? 02 • February • Februar

Communication Notebook

Photo: Oaxaca Foamboard Never let the lyric get in the way of the groove. – Maurice White, cited by Allee Willis If you want to change the way people think, you can educate them, brainwash them, bribe them, drug them. Or you can teach them a few carefully chosen new words with the power to …

Environmentally Sensitive Hotels (1997)

Photo: Hotel Xixim From the archives (1997) by Kimberly Moffitt and David Engeldrum As the new millennium fast approaches, a shift in consumer attitudes is forcing the hotel industry to re-evaluate the way it affects the environment. Recent studies indicate that more and more travelers are demanding that businesses practice environmental responsibility. In fact, the …

Globalization, Tourism, and Indigenous Peoples: What You Should Know About the World’s Largest Industry

Photo: Acoma Sky City From the archives by Lee Pera and Deborah McLaren This essay was published in November 1999. Tourism is arguably the world’s largest industry – and continues tremendous annual growth rates. The industry’s gains grew to $439 billion dollars last year. As the world’s natural areas are also destroyed at an alarming …