The Challenge of Tourism Certification

Archived feature: 2007 Understanding tourism certification is a bit tricky and when it comes to defining what constitutes ecotourism, sustainable tourism, conscious travel or responsible travel, there is little consensus. When it comes to developing global accreditation schemes, there’s a growing demand to ‘stop the steamroller.’ Indigenous peoples, tour operators and others say that many …

What are your favorite places to take photos of authentic and beloved Vegas locales?

Photo: Ron Mader, Flickr What would locals like visitors to know about Las Vegas? We’re making a new game called the Las Vegas Treasure Hunt and need your help in creating a checklist: what are your favorite places to take photos of authentic and beloved Vegas locales? Questions What are your favorite places to take …

Tourism v Coal mines: what should we know about the #GreatBarrierReef? #COP13 #WildOz

Today’s #COP13 / #WildOz Question: #Tourism v #Coalmines,:what should we know about the #GreatBarrierReef? Twitter Shoutout: @ProfTerryHughes @gbrmarinepark @StevenJMiles @fightforthereef @TropWATER also @COP13MX Updates on the Planeta Wiki: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/gbrmp http://planeta.wikispaces.com/cbdcop13 Embedded Tweets But tourism on #GreatBarrierReef provides economic incentive 4 better protection, and FAR more jobs than destructive new thermal #coalmines https://t.co/HDmt9KohrZ — Terry Hughes (@ProfTerryHughes) December 3, 2016 #ClimateChange the …

New Zealand on the Social Web

What are your inspired, go-to New Zealand resources? Whether you’re a Kiwi or a friend of New Zealand, share with us your recommendations that make the most of the social web. This presentation features snapshots from websites and social web channels and apps. We welcome your interaction — comments, questions, suggestions, shares, clips, favorites, likes …

Aviation Buzzword Bingo

Updating our game of Aviation Buzzword Bingo Vocabulary airplane – airport – airside – air traffic control – ancillary_revenue – ashcloud – aviation – blackbox – boarding pass – cockpit – delay – departure – destination – early boarding – emissions – final call – flight – frequent flyer – gate – icao – jet …

World Tourism Day 2016

Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the hospitality sector. You inspire us a billion billion times. Happy World Tourism Day 2016! Hashtags: #WTD2016, #DíaMundialdelTurismo, #tourism4all 2016 World Tourism Day Some background. The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of …

South Africa Celebrates National Parks Week 2016

South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrates National Parks Week from September 12-16 in most of South Africa’s national parks, some of which celebrate the week for a week (through September 18). Free access is given to day visitors, with a particular focus on attracting people from local communities. Free access to parks does not in …

Be Inspired! Patrick Ching at the Volcano Art Center

Our virtual tour of Hawai’i continues. On Thursday, September 8th, 7-9pm, Volcano Art Center presents Patrick Ching’s “Inspiration of a Hawaii Wildlife Artist.” Patrick is one of our favorite artists in the world and we would love to check out the Volcano Art Center whose tagline ‘Where People, Art & Nature Meet’ ticks all the boxes. …

Wishlist for the #IUCNCongress

We wish the very best of the World Conservation Congress! Here is our wishlist for the event. Translating into Spanish. Suggestions/corrections welcome! 1) We’d like to learn about conservation 2) We’d like the WCC to be a window into the IUCN 3) We’d like the WCC to be fully engaged via the social web Facebook, …

Four Winds Recognition of Indigenous Tourism Leadership

Planeta.com – A call to the four corners and four winds of the earth. Do you know of a person or organization doing great work with Indigenous Tourism? Nominate them for theIndigenous People’s Week Four Winds Recognition. Nominations are open until September 10: https://goo.gl/forms/ooMM5tpkfXkQIQHB3 The announcement will be made before World Tourism Day (September 27). Please share …