Visitor Information

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 But if the brick-and-mortar centers are not accessible or have outdated info or charge too much to let tourism services post brochures, then they do everyone a disservice.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 visitors …

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 …

American Automobile Association (AAA)

American Automobile Association (AAA) Key Links http://www.aaa.com https://ttp.aaa.com/TripTik/# Twitter @aaa_travel @aaanews @AAA_NCNU Questions How do you create an edit a digital TripTiks? Are the TourBooks available as e-books? Headlines app-doesnt-compare-to-old-fashioned-paper-triptiks Apps AAA Mobile – iTunes Embedded Tweets Analog tourbooks from @AAAnews @AAA_NCNU @AAA_Travel … Planning a new cross-country roadtrip pic.twitter.com/NB3OKDcnHi — Ron Mader (@ronmader) May …

TripTik

American Automobile Association (AAA) Key Links https://ttp.aaa.com/TripTik/# Twitter @aaa_travel @aaanews @AAA_NCNU Questions How do you create an edit a digital TripTiks? Are the TourBooks available as e-books? Wikipedia American_Automobile_Association Planeta.com American Automobile Association (AAA) USA Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais

Roadtrip

Photo: Valley of Fire Roadtrip = Journey made by car Essentials Cooler Hand wipes Hand cleaner Snacks Drinks TripTik (AAA) Planeta.com Travel Google Maps American Automobile Association (AAA) Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais

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 …

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 USA https://www.usps.com/international/passports.htm Elsewhere on the Web https://www.passportindex.org Wikipedia Passport_stamp Planeta.com Travel

Irresponsible Tourism

Buzzwords Irresponsible tourism = Not responsible tourism Key Links https://www.facebook.com/groups/irresponsibletourism This is a whistle blowing, campaigning and discussion forum for anyone who is concerned about irresponsible tourism and who wants to draw it to the attention of others and the media; or to discuss what can be done about it. Many are now beginning to …

Reflections on Slow Travel

Photo: Ron Mader, #RTCBikeShare My background – Originally, I’m from Indiana, home of the Three Rivers Festival which deepened my interest in local and international culture, particularly food, mostly food. The weekend’s International Village would showcase international foods that otherwise were not on the menu. Since I created Planeta.com in 1994, I’ve lived in three …

Conscious Travel

Photo: Ron Mader, Labyrinth Conscious Travel = Being mindful of the impact and opportunities within travel as hosts and visitors and taking action to advance the best possible outcomes for all Conscious travel and tourism are terms favored by Planeta.com. Simply put, it is traveling with one’s conscience and connecting with others in a particular …