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 @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 …

Wildlife Tourism

Buzzwords Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats Elsewhere on the Web greengirlsinafrica.com 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 Reports https://planeta.com/worldbank-2018-wildlife-tourism Planeta.com Wildlife Wildlife Tourism …

Exploring Ecotourism

Poster As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. While the details vary, most definitions of ecotourism boil down to a special form of tourism that meets three criteria: 1) it provides for environmental conservation 2) it includes meaningful community participation 3) it is profitable and …

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 Henley Passport Index https://www.henleypassportindex.com/passport https://www.henleypassportindex.com/global-ranking https://www.henleypassportindex.com/passport-index USA https://www.usps.com/international/passports.htm Elsewhere on the Web https://www.passportindex.org …

Roadtrip

Photo: Kingman Wash Roadtrip = Journey made by motorized or non-motorized vehicle Essentials Vehicle Cooler Beverages and food (snacks) Hand cleaner Apps Google Maps Niceties TripTik (AAA) Narratives Star Wars The Straight Story 2018 Roadtrip: Austin – Las Vegas (September) Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais Planeta.com Travel Highways

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) — http://www.unwto.org — is a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a ‎global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.‎ UNWTO is committed to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (see: global goals), geared ‎toward reducing poverty and …

Responsible Travel Week

RTWeek = Responsible Travel Week Join us! Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek18 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek17 https://planeta.com/rtweek16 History Planeta.com’s first Responsible Travel Week took place in 2009. One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, the annual Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. We welcome financial donors, including individuals and …

World Tourism Day 2018

Poster September 27 is World Tourism Day. Hashtags: #wtd2018, #digitaltransformation “Tourism and the Digital Transformation” is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD). Digital Transformation is a process of becoming digitally literate. We update our guides to 5g, blockchain, iot, open access, smart cities and spotlight the ongoing Indigenous Living Language video series …