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 …

Outbounding

Elsewhere on the Web Outbounding – http://outbounding.org – is a community-powered website focused on excellent travel writing. Members curate favorite travel content to share with new audiences across the web. “It’s time to demand better than thin, facile fluff.” Outbounding resembles Reddit in that anyone can submit quality features and the best are voted up (upvoted!) by members. Key Links http://outbounding.org Members What’s …

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 Planeta.com Walk Janes Walk Talk the Walk Downtown Responsible Travel Week

Indigenous Peoples Week August 6-12, 2018

Poster 2018’s Indigenous Peoples Week (IPW) was Planeta.com’s eighth annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples and travel and tourism. Our online unconference took place online August 6-12. Thanks for supporting Indigenous tourism. Read on to find out what you can do next. How this works Indigenous Peoples Week is free to all and conducted online. Participants …

Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Benleigh Workshop, 2006 This article was originally written in 2006. There are a few updates and suggestions are welcome. 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 …

Bikes

Photo: Ron Mader, DTLV Bikes In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious travel. What are the good cycling experiences? How are locals benefiting from bike tours? What events are worth attending or paying attention? Translating: Bicycle Spanish: Bicicleta Elsewhere on the Web …

World Travel Market

Photo: Borough Market London – World Travel Market – http://www.wtmlondon.com takes place in early November. 2018 dates: November 5-7. Key Links http://www.wtmlondon.com https://www.youtube.com/user/Worldtravelmarket http://www.wtmresponsibletourism.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/worldresponsibletourismday https://twitter.com/WTM_London Questions Who benefits from attending the World Travel Market? What are the outcomes of the World Travel Market? Who exhibits and who attends the event? How is WTM2018 different …

Responsible Tourism Day

Photo In 2018 World Responsible Tourism Day is November 7. We are recapping examples from responsible travel week held earlier this year and previewing Responsible Travel Week 2019 and hanging out with friends in London and across the globe via twitter and video conversations. Questions to kick off discussion What is being celebrated on Responsible Tourism Day? – Responsible Tourism Awards …

Overtourism

Buzzwords Overtourism = Essay Having seen the overcrowding in person at Zion National Park over the past decade, I wonder if we are satisfied with the communication about park visitation as visitors. Do we know beforehand that we are contributing to a human traffic jam? What are strategies for visitors to avoid overcrowded places? Living …

Wildlife Tourism

Buzzwords Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats Elsewhere on the Web https://greengirlsinafrica.com http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au Headlines Dangers of ecotourism: Up close and infectious – Knowable Embedded Tweets Contact GWP for a webex link. pic.twitter.com/p9azTHZ4cg — Louise Twining-Ward (@louisetw) October 20, 2017 2018 Wildlife Tourism Australia Supporting Sustainable …