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 …

Sustainable Development of Ecotourism Web Conference Report (2002)

Photo: Ron at the Summit From the archives: 2002’s Sustainable Development of Ecotourism Web Conference Report Also available in Spanish and French Introduction Over the past two decades ecotourism activities have expanded rapidly and further growth is expected in the future. Recognizing its global importance, the United Nations designated the year 2002 as the International …

Evaluating the Impact of the International Year of Ecotourism: Anniversary Report (2007)

Logos In May 2007 Planeta.com conducted a survey to evaluate the development of ecotourism in the five years since the 2002 International Year of Ecotourism. Three dozen respondents have responded. The following are the results and key comments. Background The United Nations declared 2002 the “International Year of Ecotourism.” The declaration came as a result …

Music for the Earth: Improving the Dialogue

Photo: Airport From the archives: Part of the Musica por la Tierra concert, the Encuentro Internacional por la Naturaleza took place May 18-26, 2006 in Huatulco, Mexico. Participants prepared a declaration about how responsible tourism can contribute to the protection of natural areas. Some of the most important and genuinely sustainable projects are extensive conversations …

Communication and Sustainable Tourism (2006)

Report Cover Excerpt: The need for governments to create and maintain websites with regularly updated information was stressed, as was the notion that websites should not serve just for tourism promotion purposes, but also to disseminate information on tourism policies and plans. There could be an award for National Tourism Boards websites that illustrate a …

2010 Innovation Award Winner Ron Mader

Image: 2010 Winner Badge From the archives Planeta.com’s Ron Mader has been selected as the 2010 Innovation Award Winner and will receive the award at the closing reception of the ESTC 2010 Conference in Portland, Oregon. Said TIES’ Director of Communication Ayako Ezaki, “All of us on TIES team have been very impressed with your …