How to save tourism from itself

Quotable New video from Doug Lansky about the pitfalls of unbalanced tourism: How to save tourism from itself. The talk was recorded at a TEDx event in Stockholm, Sweden. “Tourism is travel without a purpose.” Time stamps 05:24 Unbalanced tourism 11:00 Hunting and gathering has evolved to dining and shopping 14:00 Flygskam 17:30 Why not …

Thomas Cook 2019

Logo Last day in the sun for the Thomas Cook Group. The company ceased trading September 23, 2019 and entered liquidation. Around 21,000 worldwide employees were left without jobs (including 9,000 UK staff) and 600,000 customers (150,000 from the UK) were left abroad, triggering the UK’s largest peacetime repatriation. thomascook.com thomascook.caa.co.uk https://www.abta.com/news/thomas-cook-group Video Headlines Thomas …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of my favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense — abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense — explores social, cultural, political, and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in a chronological, then somewhat random fashion: Twitter @sandradibble @nogalesnews @borderzine @borderreporter @NADB_BDAN @ScubedStudio @RioGGuardian Indigenous Peoples and Borderlands Google Drive ✊🏽🍃 I N D I G E N O U S P E O P L E & …

Local Travel

Buzzwords Local Travel = Travel within one’s own neighborhood or region; Travel with someone in their own neighborhood or region Also see: local, travel Travel and tourism impact local communities, sometimes been officially, sometimes in a negative fashion. The concept of local travel is interpreted differently by various age groups and nationalities so we need …

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Links https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

2019 Heart of the City

Poster Montreal – Park People’s Heart of the City Conference takes place June 12-14. Heart of the City is hosted by Park People (@Park_People ) an independent charity that supports and mobilizes people to help them activate the power of parks to improve quality of life in cities across Canada. Keynote speaker Jerome Dupras is both bassist …

World Environment Day 2019

Poster June 5 is World Environment Day. Hashtags: #BeatAirPollution, #WorldEnvironmentDay “We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day of the year,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. Key Links worldenvironmentday.global Facebook @UNEnvironment Questions = Preguntas Who writes and tweets about air pollution? = ¿Quién escribe y tuitea sobre la contaminación del aire? For those keen on …