Exploring Sustainable Tourism

Poster: How do you define sustainable tourism? As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define sustainable tourism. Comments welcome below. The notion that tourism could be “sustainable” is part of the dialogue on sustainable development, critical in 2017, the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The goal is that development …

Diné = Navajo

Photo: Navajo Weaving, Luchia’s Restaurant Planeta.com guide to Diné (Navajo) culture, language and travel tips for visitors. The Navajo Nation extends across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, covering more than 27,000 square miles (70,000 square km). Wiki Diné Planeta.com Indigenous #NavajoCodeTalkersDay Navajo Treaty (Naaltsoos Sání) Navajo Times

Airbnb

Buzzwords Airbnb is an American company which operates an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease or rent short-term lodging including holiday cottages, apartments, homestays, hostel beds, or hotel rooms, to participate in or facilitate experiences related to tourism such as walking tours, and to make reservations at restaurants. The company does not …

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 …

Space Travel

Photo: NASA Astronaut Space Travel = travel through outer space Elsewhere on the Web http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/04/technology/future/space-lookahead-2018 Watch Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin launch its space tourism rocket Tweets Mannequin Skywalker is ready for his 2nd mission on board New Shepard. He’s a little sensitive about being called a “dummy”, as he will be conducting astronaut telemetry …

Hawai’i Tourism Boom 2018

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Waikiki Beach Recommended Viewing: Tourism Boom – Do We Know When to Say When? PBS Hawai’i Insights program explored the environmental and economic impacts of Hawai’i’s ongoing tourism boom. In 2017 Hawai’i made its eighth straight record-breaking year for tourism, topping 9 million visitor arrivals. The program asked its panelists to review …

Travel

Photo Travel is more than getting from Point A to B. The act of moving connects us to places and people in ways unimagined by those standing still. Moving beyond the horizon, we need to be open to new experiences and language. Essay Travel when you can. Slideshare Travel Quotes from ron mader Wiki Travel …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

New Publication: Indigenous Tourism Guidelines

Cover G Adventures has published guidelines intended to improve the well-being of Indigenous communities through tourism. Indigenous People and the Travel Industry: Global Good Practice Guidelines were developed over the course of a year by the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies, G Adventures and the Planeterra Foundation—are intended for use by travel companies …