Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19

Calendar Planeta.com invites readers and friends to our annual Responsible Travel Week, February 11-17, 2019. We hope you can fall in love (again!) with responsible travel. 2019 is  Planeta.com‘s 20th year of innovative, community-driven, online conferencing and the eleventh year for Responsible Travel Week.  Since 2000 Planeta.com has hosted dozens of public dialogues about ecotourism, sustainable …

Exploring Ecotourism

Poster 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 and …

Passport

Buzzwords Passport = an official document issued by a government, certifying the holder’s identity and citizenship and entitling them to travel under its protection to and from foreign countries. Headlines The Passport Index: a beautiful guide to the passports of the world Henley Passport Index https://www.henleypassportindex.com/passport https://www.henleypassportindex.com/global-ranking https://www.henleypassportindex.com/passport-index USA https://www.usps.com/international/passports.htm Elsewhere on the Web https://www.passportindex.org …

Roadtrip

Photo: Kingman Wash Roadtrip = Journey made by motorized or non-motorized vehicle Essentials Vehicle Cooler Beverages and food (snacks) Hand cleaner Apps Google Maps Niceties TripTik (AAA) Narratives Star Wars The Straight Story 2018 Roadtrip: Austin – Las Vegas (September) Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais Planeta.com Travel Highways

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 …

Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Benleigh Workshop, 2006 Successful tourism marketing requires an understanding of how to make effective use of one’s website and its connections on the social web. Yes, it is helpful to have a website but even moreso the dedicated space on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Insider Tips Planeta.com‘s role as an online facilitator/clearinghouse …

Responsible Travel Week

RTWeek = Responsible Travel Week Join us! Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek18 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek17 https://planeta.com/rtweek16 History Planeta.com’s first Responsible Travel Week took place in 2009. One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, the annual Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. We welcome financial donors, including individuals and …

World Tourism Day 2018

Poster September 27 is World Tourism Day. Hashtags: #wtd2018, #digitaltransformation “Tourism and the Digital Transformation” is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD). Digital Transformation is a process of becoming digitally literate. We update our guides to 5g, blockchain, iot, open access, smart cities and spotlight the ongoing Indigenous Living Language video series …