Hanging out on Biodiversity Day #idb2016

May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica). Planeta.com hosts a live video hangout over the #IDB2016 weekend. Mainstreaming is livestreaming! The format will be a guided tour of key websites and online resources focusing on biodiversity. Starting Time: Las Vegas, Saturday, May 21 730am Questions How is ‘biodiversity’ …

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Saturday, May 14, the refuge celebrates its 80th anniversary, having first opened May 20, 1936. The much newer visitors’ center hosts the celebration from 9am-1pm. There will be a bird hike, guided walks, cake and more. Free for everyone. Our questions – what is the status of the refuge and how land may or may not …

The best way to help Ecuador is to visit Ecuador

Planeta.com – A 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador has left more than 600 people dead and thousands injured. This week the country mourns. In an impromptu hangout Friday, April 22, Dominic Hamilton shared his observations and reflections from Quito. Dom’s main take-home message: The best way to help Ecuador is to visit Ecuador. Planeta’s request/challenge: we need to …

Responsible Travel Week 2016

One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Responsible travel is not an ethical dilemma of whether to have fun or be responsible. We can do both! 2016 is the eighth year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta.com’s 17th year of innovative conferencing. Back in 2000 we …

2009 Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize

Poster From the archives The third International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations took place in Belmopan, Belize October 19-23, 2009. 2019 Essay 10th Anniversary of the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize Questions What are the relevant web links? Does anyone have memories or impressions of the conference? Who are the active players in responsible …

Platinum Rule

Buzzwords Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them. How do we champion conscious travel, responsible travel, ecotourism? How do we encourage collaboration in maturing social movements? Perhaps one way to start is by following the Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you …