Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster Planeta.com hosted a live conversation with some of the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award on Friday, June 5. As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010 to leaders of the eco travel movement in Mexico. Ecotourism pioneers and practitioners, these friends were mentors to …

Global Ecotourism Network

Elsewhere on the Web Global Ecotourism Network (GEN) – globalecotourismnetwork.org aims to bring together the world’s national and regional ecotourism associations and networks, destinations, Indigenous peoples, global operators, professionals and academicians to grow the industry, provide advocacy and thought leadership, and to encourage innovation and authenticity in ecotourism. GEN acts as a vital resource for …

Responsible Travel Week 2021

Poster Good news! Responsible Travel Week 2021 will take place February 8-14, so if you would like to contribute, please message / tweet / speak with Planeta.com’s Ron Mader. Volunteers requested for testing our video and audio chats. Invitation Planeta.com invited friends to join our free, week-long conversation, Responsible Travel Week, February 8-14, 2021. Hashtag: …

Platinum Rule

Buzzwords Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them. How do we champion conscious travel, responsible travel, ecotourism? How do we encourage collaboration in maturing social movements? Perhaps one way to start is by following the Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you …

Conscious Travel

Photo: Labyrinth Conscious Travel = Being mindful of the impact and opportunities within travel as hosts and visitors and taking action to advance the best possible outcomes for all Conscious travel and tourism are terms favored by Planeta.com. Simply put, it is traveling with one’s conscience and connecting with others in a particular place. Empathy …

Wildlife Tourism

Buzzwords Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats Elsewhere on the Web greengirlsinafrica.com wildlifetourism.org.au Headlines Dangers of ecotourism: Up close and infectious – Knowable Embedded Tweets Happy Valentine’s Day #HikerSafety Distance makes the heart grow fonder. pic.twitter.com/fejX2scwDx — American Hiking (@AmericanHiking) February 14, 2019 Contact GWP …

Museums

Photo: Queensland Museum If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Definitions A museum is a ‘permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, …

May is Bike Month

Poster: #BikeMonth May is National Bike Month – bikeleague.org/bikemonth – in the USA, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated across the nation. Hashtag: #BikeMonth History Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. Translating: Yes …

2002 International Year of Ecotourism

Logos The United Nations declared 2002 the International Year of Ecotourism. The declaration came as a result of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)-related meeting of the Ad-Hoc (Inter-Agency) Working Group on Tourism, convened at Heredia, Costa Rica in 1999 in which the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme …

Cultural Tourism

Buzzwords Cultural Tourism = Subset of tourism concerned with a traveler’s engagement with a country or region’s culture, specifically the lifestyle of the people in those geographical areas Embedded Tweets Glad #ClimateHeritageLaunch will look at cultural tourism. Tourism can build empathy for frontline communities & help fund resilience in the global south. But the growing …