Praise

Planeta has received numerous kudos and awards. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ECOCLUB – Significantly advanced the cause of ecotourism Outside – Virtual vanguard GORP – Ron Mader has a vision of smaller, environmentally friendly, genuinely engaging programs that directly benefit local communities. Call it ecotourism. GORP calls it a lot more fun and interesting. TOTEM …

How to host a press trip

Photo: Guadalajara Fact is that most press trips are costly and ineffective ventures that leave locals and reporters wanting. This guide reviews some tips on making press trips more effective. Be creative and be generous. Here are some ideas of connecting individual journalists or groups and locals. Create opportunities for face-to-face engagement and virtual conversations …

Mexico Meanderings: Conversation with Herb and Carla Felsted

From the archives. First published in 1998 Carla and Herb Felsted are long-time friends and the publishers of the Mexican Meanderings newsletter. Subtitled “A Newsletter of Explorations in an Enchanted Land,” the bi-monthly journal explored off-the-beaten-path venues that attract the Felsteds’ combined love of Mexican history and culture. I caught up with the Felsteds as …

The value of information AND communication

Buzzwords: Communication This presentation was originally made in 1996 at the Coloquio Internacional sobre Ecoturismo. This particular conference taught me a great deal. As usual, the most memorable parts of the event were unplanned. This conference introduced me to the work of Jorge Chavez de la Peña. It was an honor to participate in this event. I would …