Responsible Travel Week 2020

Poster: Zion Narrows Please speak with Planeta.com host Ron Mader if you would like to actively participate in this global conversation. Volunteers requested for testing our video chats, first privately and then publicly. Invitation We invite friends to join our free, week-long conversation, Responsible Travel Week, February 10-16. 90% of the conversation takes place online, …

Travel Notebook

Photo: Subaru Aquarium From our growing collection of notebooks, collections of fave quotes: Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. This is what life has taught me. – Katherine Mansfield A lot of tourists have a consumer attitude — what can I …

Responsible Tourism Day 2019

WTMRT Poster The celebration of November’s Responsible Tourism Day kicks off with a week-long conversation of what constitutes responsible tourism. Hashtags: #WTMRT #ResponsibleTourismWeek Key Links WTMResponsibleTourism YouTube November 5 Responsible Tourism Fringe Networking 2019 Questions How is Responsible Tourism Week organized? What responsible travel events are planned? How can remote participants participate? What does ‘supported …

What is responsible travel?

Buzzwords While tourism marketing campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — travelers are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. If those working in the tourist trade would embrace the values we wish developed, then we could make a huge leap forward. The trick lies in listening to locals and visitors to create the …

Engaging Tourism Trade Shows

Poster Tourism trade show = an exhibition at which businesses in the tourism sector promote their products and services Can tourism trade shows be more engaging? Specifically, can do they be more successful with locals and remote participants? It’s far too easy to have a tourism trade show in which the locals are the luxury …

World Travel Market

Photo: Borough Market London – World Travel Market – wtmlondon.com takes place in early November. 2019 dates: November 4-6. Key Links wtmlondon.com Facebook YouTube wtmresponsibletourism.com Flickr @WTM_London Questions Who benefits from attending the World Travel Market? What are the outcomes of the World Travel Market? Who exhibits and who attends the event? Who attends Responsible …

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 …

Exploring Ecotourism

Poster: @ronmader As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. While the details vary, most definitions of ecotourism boil down to a special form of tourism that meets three criteria: 1) it provides for environmental conservation 2) it includes meaningful community participation 3) it is profitable …

Ecotourism Links

Photo: Zion Links related to ecotourism presented in somewhat random fashion: Definitions Ecotourism is defined by its lack of definition. There is no consensus, no brand. As there has been no agreement on a standard definition, the important question is … does that matter? Ecotourism is overreaching at its finest and calls upon inter-sectoral alliances …

10th Anniversary of the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize

Poster Some background. The third International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations took place in Belmopan, Belize October 19-23, 2009. In October 2019 Planeta.com revisits the event by checking in with organizers and participants. Questions Who are the active players in responsible travel in Belize today? What are the relevant web links? Does anyone have …