Bushfires in Australia (2020)

MyWatch Screenshot @Landgate Rolling coverage of the bushfires in Australia Headlines Tourism hit by bushfire crisis After the inferno Australia snubs Davos session on Australian fires – Politico Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis The Age Leaked report lays bare environmental devastation of Victorian fires – The Age What if Australia Were …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo Global tourism has matured and offers options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly as possible. While there is no standard definition that used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals want to please visitors who …

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 @BorderReportcom Headlines Lawmakers tour migrant camp, call wait-in-Mexico policy ‘morally unjust’ – Border Report I went with 17 congressional Democrats who toured migrant camp …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Public referendum? Key Links tren-maya.mx @TrenMayaMX Headlines Fonatur y Unesco firman acuerdo de colaboración para construcción del Tren Maya Viabilidad del tren maya – Vanguardia Acuiferos y jaguares en peligro por el Tren Maya – El Universal …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of our 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 …

World Toilet Day

Poster Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. More than one …

Happy Birthday, La Cosecha Oaxaca

Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico – Friends at the La Cosecha Market are celebrating their third anniversary Saturday, October 26, 2019. Translating: Gracias por ser parte de nosotros Thank you for being a part of us Key Links facebook.com/LaCosechaOaxaca https://goo.gl/maps/y4GmaR7aAg32 Invitation Facebook post: “Three years ago we started this project called #LaCosechaOaxaca, where under a scheme …

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 …