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 …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

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 Verástegui …

Positive Travel Bias

Buzzwords Newly coined term from Robert Reid: Positive Travel Bias. We’ll be exploring this further and updating this essay in the weeks and months to come. Writing in Transitions Abroad, Reid writes: Of the dozen types of cognitive biases — e.g. “confirmation bias” is the tendency to agree with people who agree with us — …

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles: Thoughts on Sustainable Tourism

Poster New publication: Tourism Management Perspectives January 2018 Special Issue: Top Tourism Thoughts Sustainable tourism: Sustaining tourism or something more? Freya Higgins-Desbiolles (@freyahd) Abstract: Tourism today has a problem. It is addicted to growth, which is incompatible with sustainability goals. Despite three decades discussing pathways to sustainable tourism, tourism authorities continue to promote tourism growth …

Local Travel

Photo: Earl’s Family Restaurant, Gallup, New Mexico Editor’s note: Updating this feature in July 2018 Questions How do you define local travel? What would locals like visitors to know? Essay Everywhere is local somewhere. Imagine how travel could be interpreted if we valued not only the experience of the visitor but the local as well. …

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 But if the brick-and-mortar centers are not accessible or have outdated info or charge too much to let tourism services post brochures, then they do everyone a disservice.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

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 …