Reframing Sustainable Tourism Hangout

A new take and new book on some perplexing conundrums for fans and friends of responsible, eco, conscious travel, presenting our April 2016 hangout on Reframing Sustainable Tourism. Guests: Authors  +Keith Bosak and +Stephen McCool Key Words: Brazil – Case Studies – Community – Critical Discussion – Framework –Geography – India – Las Vegas – New System …

Responsible Travel Week 2016

One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Responsible travel is not an ethical dilemma of whether to have fun or be responsible. We can do both! 2016 is the eighth year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta.com’s 17th year of innovative conferencing. Back in 2000 we …

Tourism and Migration Conference (2007)

ABOUT THE TOURISM AND MIGRATION CONFERENCE Participants in the 2007 Tourism and Migration E-Conference shared examples from countries around the globe, including Canada, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa, Thailand and the United States. Participants are asked to reflect on the difference between travel and migration and to relay their own experiences and research. We also …

Executive Summary: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum

Poster: Ron Mader, Emerging Industry Forum Introduction The Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum was broken down into seven dialogue areas: Developing Infrastructure for Sustainable Tourism, Private Sector/Public Sector Collaboration, Finance for SMEs, Communities and SMEs, Marketing and Market Development, Interpretive Programs, Triple Bottom Line Business Structures and Strategies each of which resulted in a dialogue that …

Emerging Industry Forum

Poster: Ron Mader, Emerging Industry Forum The final results have been delivered and posted from the Emerging Industry Forum, a three week dialogue with 40 active participants from 16 countries and 237 registered observers which took place November 1-18, 2005 on Planeta.com. The summary report is available. Megan Epler Wood, of EplerWood International – the …

The Great Training Robbery

Poster: Ron Mader, Certifiers Publisher’s note: Michael Kaye passed away in July 2018. We present this popular essay from 2003. by Michael Kaye In their brilliant book Dangerous Game, authors James O’Shea and Charles Madigan, describe how the big consulting firms have bilked the world’s major corporations out of literally tens of billions of dollars …

The tour operator’s dilemma: Keeping the customer happy while not disturbing the wildlife

Photo: Wildlife Information Centre This essay by Ronda J Green is excerpted from a presentation at the 2002 International Ecotourism Conference in Cairns. A traveller almost always has limited time and limited money and is looking for quality experiences within those constraints. Wildlife tour operators have to deliver these quality experiences. In this competitive world …

San Luis Potosí y el Ecoturismo: Estrategia de Desarrollo Sostenible (1999)

por Ricardo del Blanco Después de entender las fuerzas y el mercado del ecoturismo a nivel nacional como internacional quiero introducirme a un ejemplo regional. Analizaremos como el ecoturismo puede ayudar a al estado de San Luis Potosí a llegar a un desarrollo integral. Este desarrollo se dará en comunidades que tengan el potencial necesario …

Rethinking Tourism

Photo: Rethinking Tourism Deborah McLaren’s Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel takes on the most pressing issue in the tourism industry today – how too often ecotravel destroys both natural resources and local cultures. But there are alternatives – if we care to pause and reflect – and that is what the author does in this book. …