World Wetlands Day

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2 to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. Hashtag: #WorldWetlandsDay Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year …

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

Poster 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 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 …

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 …