Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19

Poster: #7MagicMountains Please speak with Planeta.com host Ron Mader if you would like to participate in this global conversation. Volunteers requested for testing our video chats, first privately and then publicly. Announcement 2019 is Planeta.com‘s 20th year of innovative, community-driven, online conferencing. We invite friends to join our free, week-long conversation, Responsible Travel Week, February …

Visitor Information

Poster Information, please! Well-managed visitor information centers are helpful to locals and visitors. But if the brick-and-mortar centers are not accessible or have outdated info or charge too much to let tourism services post brochures, then they do everyone a disservice. If traditional models of tourism communication are not rethought and remodeled, then locals and …

Slow Tourism

Buzzwords Slow tourism = Travel without hurry Also see: slow travel Italy In Italy, 2019 is the year of slow tourism. Italy’s Slow Tourism Association promotes welcoming tourism in Italy and abroad. (source) Thanks to the active involvement of travelers, tourism entrepreneurs and local communities, it safeguards and promotes the growth of territories, even those …

Responsible Travel Week 2010

Poster From the archives Planeta.com hosted an online discussion the week of May 17-21 focusing on responsible tourism around the world. “We continued a conversation started last year across the social web, including Facebook, Flickr, Slideshare, Twitter and YouTube,” said Ron Mader, founder of Planeta.com and creative catalyst for Responsible Tourism Week. Mader said that …

The Value of Place

Photo: Irene’s atole (Oaxaca, Mexico) Place = A space, area or spot Essay What makes a place special are the people who share the space. What makes trips so grand is the journey itself and connecting with locals on their turf. Travelers are seeking place-based information. This is not to say that those seeking travel tips are …

Drawing a new map of the world

Poster During Responsible Travel Week (February 11-17) Join us as we draw a new map of the world, highlighting examples of responsible travel, ecotourism and the local travel movement in action! We are seeking specific examples: Biodiversity Indigenous Tourism Food, Health and Cultivating Communities Mountains Markets Parks Water Planeta.com Geography Planeta.com Site Map Responsible Travel …

What is responsible travel?

Buzzwords While 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 embrace the values we wish developed, then we can make a huge leap forward. The trick lies in listening to locals and visitors to create the opportunities that …

Tourism Portals

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com is relaunching our global guide to tourism portals around the world. We ask how well institutions respond/interact/engage with locals and visitors on social web channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We would love to see more current information on government portals about local culture – including food, sport and markets, as …

Challenge: Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19

Challenge Welcome to Responsible Travel Week 2019, February 11-17. This page will be updated before and during the week. Background Planeta.com invites readers and friends to our annual Responsible Travel Week, February 11-17. 2019 is the 11th year for Responsible Travel Week (RTWeek) and Planeta.com‘s 20th year of innovative, community-driven, online conferencing. Participation is free …

Faces … and Places

Photo: Aivar Ruukel, Cranberries To make the most of travel as locals and visitors, we need people of interest as much as points of interest. This is one of the talking points for February’s Responsible Travel Week (February 11-17). 2019 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19 Consider please faces and places. It’s easy to have a checklist, …