Tourism Definitions

Artwork Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Spotlight Agritourism Community Tourism Conscious Travel Culinary Tourism Exploring Ecotourism Ethnotourism Community Tourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism What is responsible travel? Smart Tourism Sustainable Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as coffee tourism and smart tourism. there …

Smart Tourism

Buzzwords Smart Tourism = Means of connecting tourism destinations and visitors via processing large amounts of data in real time Also see: smart cities, smart rooms Conversation Making Sustainability Smarter: Conversation with Marcus Endicott Elsewhere on the Web Smart tourism: foundations and developments – SpringerLink Application of smart tourism to cities Twitter @ulrikegretzel YouTube Planeta.com Smart …

Tourism Trade Shows

Poster Tourism trade show = an exhibition at which businesses in the tourism sector promote their products and services Examples Fitur Indaba ITB Tianguis Turístico World Travel Market In 2019 Planeta.com is updating our profiles of international tourism trade shows. Suggestions are welcome. We particularly would like to assist and embed/favorite/like/share/tweet friends and friends of …

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 …

Routes

Photo: Valley of Fire Road Route = a way or course taken in getting from a starting point to a destination Elsewhere on the Web Rutas Patrimoniales (Chile) Facebook @Rutas_MBN Planeta.com Route 66 Coffeebeans Routes South Africa’s Garden Route Journey Responsible Travel Week

What is responsible travel?

Buzzwords While marketing campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — travelers are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. If those working in the tourist trade embrace the values we wish developed, then we can make a huge leap forward. The trick lies in listening to locals and visitors to create the opportunities that …

Visitor Information

Poster Information, please! Well-managed visitor information centers are helpful to locals and visitors. But if the brick-and-mortar centers are not accessible or have outdated info or charge too much to let tourism services post brochures, then they do everyone a disservice. If traditional models of tourism communication are not rethought and remodeled, then locals and …

Slow Tourism

Buzzwords Slow tourism = Travel without hurry Also see: slow travel Italy In Italy, 2019 is the year of slow tourism. Italy’s Slow Tourism Association promotes welcoming tourism in Italy and abroad. (source) Thanks to the active involvement of travelers, tourism entrepreneurs and local communities, it safeguards and promotes the growth of territories, even those …