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 …

Internet Travel Planner (2000)

Book cover From the archives (and this week’s used book sale at Henderson Public Libraries): Internet Travel Planner (2000), Globe Pequot Press. Twenty years later, what does it say about the way internet travel has matured? This is like finding a vintage Sear’s Catalog of what was available online in the late 90s / early …

Tourism, Crisis, and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

Players (a.k.a. Stakeholders)

Photo: Oaxaca Tourism Fair, Amigos del Sol It takes time to read any game and what helps most is understanding who the players are and how they interact with one another. It’s all about understanding the expectations and responsibilities. This is straight-forward in sports and most games, but somehow in the politics of tourism and …

NGOS in Tourism and Conservation Summary (2002)

Photo: Melissa Biggs From the archives More than 170 people from around the globe took part in the NGOs in Tourism and Conservation Conference that took place online in October and November 2002. The NGOs in Tourism and Conservation Conference examined the role of non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Participants reviewed how stakeholders interact with …

Media, Environment, and Tourism Conference

From the archives In November 2001, Planeta hosted the Media, Environment, and Tourism Conference which brought together more than 160 media professionals from around the globe. The conference focused on the linkages between the environmental and tourism beats. Discussion ranged from reflections on the state of travel guidebooks to the ethics of environmental journalism to …

Responsible Travel Week 2012

Poster From the archives Responsible Travel Week 2012 Surprises and Highlights in 2012 Photo safaris in South Africa and Mexico Live meet-up and livestreaming video from London, England Coverage from This Tourism Week Focus on slow travel from WHL Translation of text into Indonesian, Spanish, Swedish, German, and Estonian Posters were made by participants!! Photo …