Reisepavillon

From the 2010 archives Reisepavillon created a face to face platform (1991-2010) that brought together tourism businesses and nature conservationists, the interests of holiday regions and the wishes of their guests. And thus sets the standard for the business sector. When applied to tourism, sustainable practices take account of the ecological and the economic and …

Morph 2008

Poster In 2008 Blackbox  rewrote its manifesto via the Morph exhibt — http://morph1.blogspot.com. The idea came about as a way to expand the collaborative creation of objects with Oaxaca City’s creative community. The focal point of the exhibit is Oaxaca City’s famous Central de Abastos. Blackbox founder Gustavo Fricke says that the Central is a microcosm …

Players (a.k.a. Stakeholders)

Photo: Oaxaca Tourism Fair 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 conservation, it’s precisely …

Great Blizzard of 1978

Poster We remember the Great Blizzard of 1978, in parts of the Ohio Valley and the Great Lakes, January 25–27. “The third lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the mainland United States occurred as the storm passed over Mount Clemens, Michigan, where the barometer fell to 956.0 mb (28.23 inHg) on January 26.” – …

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 …

2017 International Museum Day

Photo: Clark County Museum May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Hashtags: #IMD2017 and #InternationalMuseumDay Please tag, tweet and follow your favorite museums to celebrate. Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2016, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in some …

Learning Notebook

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. – Albert Einstein Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way Maybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to say Cause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands. When you teach the children teach ’em the very …

Turismo y Medio Ambiente

por Gustavo López Pardo y Bertha Palomino Villavicencio (1998) Aunque el turismo no es considerado objeto de estudio por los científicos sociales y es percibido, por lo general, como un asunto de moda, su importancia económica, su creciente impacto cultural y ambiental justificarían la realización de una investigación sobre la materia. Efectivamente, el turismo es …