Responsible Travel Week 2020

Poster: Kingman Wash 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. Announcement 2020 is Planeta.com‘s 21st year of innovative, community-driven, online conferencing. We invite friends to join our free, week-long conversation, Responsible Travel …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010. ‘Colibri’ means ‘hummingbird’ in Spanish. Winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain,Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Verena Gerber, Marlene Ehrenberg, Juan Carlos Ibarra, Pedro Martinez, Jennifer Morfín, Allan Rhodes, Antonio Suárez, and Francisco …

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 …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork The following is our take on defining the terms and establishing alternatives to a one-size-fits-all ontology. Spotlight Agritourism Community Tourism Conscious Travel Culinary Tourism Exploring Ecotourism Ethnotourism Geotourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism Last Chance Tourism What is responsible travel? Rural Tourism Smart Tourism Sustainable Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as coffee …

Reflections from the World Bank

Photo: World Bank From the archives (2003) If we consider tourism’s potential in encouraging job creation, it would seem this ought to be a natural course of action for any development bank working toward poverty alleviation. After all, tourism is a major service industry. Rural communities and cities alike depend on tourism revenues to fuel …

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 …

Walking Tours

Buzzwords Walking Tour = a sightseeing tour made on foot Embedded Tweets Free guided walk of Bohernabreena Reservoir on the 19th of August: https://t.co/fIaUqZso9I #heritageweek #southdublin pic.twitter.com/6WjtsxlqYo — South Dublin Co Co (@sdublincoco) July 27, 2017 Paraguay "Walking tour" se denomina el recorrido por los puntos turísticos más emblemáticos del casco histórico de Asunción. La …

Tourism, Crisis, and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

Last Chance Tourism

Photo Last Chance Tourism = Travel based on the premise that the trip among the last of its kind that can be made Questions How is ‘last chance tourism’ defined? What are examples of last chance tourism? Anyone writing / researching / tweeting about last chance tourism? Headlines ‘Last chance tourism’ an opportunity to educate …