Tourism, Crisis and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

UNWTO Tourism Highlights 2017

A new report UNWTO Tourism Highlights presents a concise overview of international tourism in the world based on the results for the year 2016. Download this book (PDF 4.05MB) Key Points An ever-increasing number of destinations worldwide have opened up to, and invested in tourism, turning it into a key driver of socio-economic progress through …

Agritourism

Buzzwords: Agritourism Agritourism = Agricultural Tourism According to the American Farm Bureau, agritourism is “an enterprise at a working farm, ranch or agriculture plant conducted for the enjoyment of visitors that generates income for the owner.” The people that choose to visit farms are often seeking “authentic” experiences. There are many types of agritourism. The most …

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 …

Distracted Driving

Buzzwords: Distracted Driving Distracted Driving = any type of action that takes a driver’s attention away from the road. Also see: Distraction, Partial Attention Hashtag: #distracteddriving Embedded Tweets Beware of these folks as you ride today @MJForbes @beegle17 @TrmptRider @VisionZeroYEG @ABPrimetime #DistractedDriving #yeg #yyc pic.twitter.com/Q6zhvONnc0 — AMSS (@ab_amss) July 30, 2017 Ask your tech savvy …

Local Travel in the Murray-Darling Basin

Australia publishes some our favorite e-books. Announcing a new publication. Download the 2017 Local Places Guide for a list of over 100 local wetlands, bushlands, parks and reserves to visit throughout the Murray-Darling Basin in South Australia. This is local travel in nature. The guide provides basic info highlighting facilities, special features and activities. The guide …

Preparation

Let’s review travel prep from the pov of visitors and locals. VISITORS One of the reasons travelers make a trip elsewhere is to escape cause-and-effect logic. Many travelers aim toward spontaneity and adventure. That said, if they don’t make proper checklists, do required reading ahead of their journey, they invariably miss out on engaging experiences. Without …

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

The new road and contact station were formally inaugurated at the entrance to Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, making this one of most interesting wild places to visit in the Las Vegas Lands. More about Sloan Canyon as we explore this protected area on foot. The Nawghaw Poa Road (“mountain sheep trail” in Paiute!) and contact station is open …

Slow Travel

Photo: Monte Albán, Oaxaca Think smart, travel slow – Tagline, Planeta.com Take time to enjoy the experience, visit people and savor places. Slow travel is a breath of fresh air for everyone who has “been there…done that” and wants something deeper. Our suggestion: take a deep breath and slow down. Get to know the locals …