World Tourism Day

The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. World Tourism Day is hosted by the UNWTO . Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for more than 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the …

Indigenous Peoples Week #ipw7

Poster: #ipw7 Planeta.com’s seventh annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week took place August 7-13. 2017, the seventh year for Indigenous Peoples Week and Planeta.com’s 17th year of innovative online conferencing. Hashtag: #ipw7 Wiki Participation is free. Donations are welcome. The week focuses attention on …

Heritage Week in Ireland

Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week August 19-27 with the motto “Discover the past. Build the future.” Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the event Each year many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout Ireland. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance …

Garma Festival 2017

The 2017 Garma Festival of Traditional Culture takes place August 4-7 and brings together business leaders, international politicians, academics and journalists, to discuss the most pressing issues facing Australia. The event is held annually at the remote Gulkula ceremonial grounds in northeast Arnhem Land. This year the event is scheduled to host a Q&A broadcast. The …

First Friday, Las Vegas

Las Vegas hosts First Friday … the first Friday every month. Hashtag: #FirstFridayLV  History: The event debuted in October 2002 and has more than its fair share of ups and downs. Sometimes a gathering is large and rambunctious. Sometimes it’s just a quiet night where people are unsure of where the party is. There are more food trucks …

Te Matatini 2017

Photo: Te Matatini Society Incorporated, Poster Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. A record 47 teams …

Ecotourism NZ 2007

This month is the 10 year anniversary of the Ecotourism NZ 2007 Conference held in Greymouth, New Zealand August 1-3, 2007. The event was hosted by the Tai Poutini Polytechnic. Planeta.com’s Ron Mader was a keynote speaker. This month (August 2017) we’d like to redirect the old links and update this page. I would love to hear …

Guelaguetza 2017

Poster: Ron Mader, Guelaguetza 2017 This year the #Guelaguetza is going to get you … online. Este año la #Guelaguetza va a conseguir que estés en línea. Guelaguetza is performed four times – twice on Monday the 17 and again on Monday 24, 8am-noon Vegas time, 10am-2pm Oaxaca and from 3-7pm Vegas time and 5-9pm …

Three Rivers Festival 2017

Poster: Three Rivers Festival July 7-15 Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race, raft race, heaps of junk food and (to be confirmed) bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins the Saturday after Independence Day (July 4) and runs nine days. Hashtag: #TRF2017. Details …

41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #41whc

Photo: Bartłomiej Banaszak, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa, State of Conservation July 2-12, 2017 Kraków, Poland hosted the 41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. The event is notable for its adoption of new world heritage sites as well as the potential for delisting sites that are not fulfilling their commitments. Planeta.com curated the highlights, headlines and a …