Poverty Alleviation and Tourism

Photo: World Bank Poverty alleviation starts with creation of employment. A few words about language. We prefer the term poverty alleviation tourism over ‘Pro Poor Tourism,’ a clumsy term with noble sentiments. From the name it is unclear whether this tourism exploits the poor or works toward the alleviation of poverty. Also, watch your language …

Poverty Porn

Buzzwords poverty porn = intimate depiction of poverty seen as being for the entertainment of an audience which is wealthy by comparison and therefore as being exploitative. Elsewhere on the Web macquariedictionary “Poverty porn” doesn’t raise awareness—it stigmatizes people who deserve better – @AWutich Recommended Listening David Pocock Questions Any egregious examples of ‘poverty porn’ …

Immediate Now

Buzzwords One of the buzzwords that should signify the expectation that things happen right now, whether or not that’s a good thing. Customer service? We want it now. Attention, please. Now. Presenting, the immediate now. The immediate now is often expected in real-time messaging. How do we respond to messages that demand an immediate reply? …

Buzzword Bingo 2020

Lingo Cards What are the most meaningful/ impactful words of 2020? We are curating our annual collection of new words, old classics, and the inbetween, that come to attention / usefulness in 2020. Buzzwords have the attribution-sharealike license. If you use/remix/reuse the artwork, please make the attributions to “Ron Mader / Planeta.com” Flickr 2020 Buzzwords …

Quaranstreaming

Buzzwords Quaranstreaming = Streaming during the coronavirus, stay at home quarantine Hashtag: #quaranstreaming Our Recommendations The Good Place Westworld Recommended Listening: 2017 Boyer Lectures Go Away (Australia) Podcast Faves 2019 Spanish = Español INAH’s Talking Stones (Piedras Que Hablan) Zapotec Dizhsa Nabani Wildlife Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura Movies: Up in the Air …

Virtual Tour

Buzzwords Virtual Tour = Travel by Internet = Viaja por Internet Essay Planeta.com has been offering virtual tours of friends and places around the world for nearly 30 years. It took some imagination with the early clip art, but we’ve journeyed together with the advancement of cool, affordable technology. Not all virtual tours are VR-based. …

Invasive Species

Buzzwords Invasive Species = organism that causes ecological or economic harm in a new environment where it is not native Hashtags: #NationalInvasiveSpeciesAwarenessWeek #InvasiveSpecies #InvasiveSpeciesWeek Webinar: Western and Indigenous Approaches to Invasive Species Host: NCTC Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1pm, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-04:00) National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) is a leading center for education and …

Guidebooks

Buzzword Guidebook = a book of information about a place, designed for the use of visitors Headlines A short history of travel guidebooks and why they matter more than ever Examples Mexico: Adventures in Nature Planeta.com Books New Titles The Value of Place Visitors

Skype

Logo Among our favorite apps for communication – Skype — skype.com — first released in 2003, making quite the leap forward with phone calls. Skype to Skype calls are free – but to call a mobile or landline from Skype, you need a little Skype Credit or a subscription. The price you pay depends on …