Please speak with Planeta.com host Ron Mader if you would like to actively participate in this global conversation. Volunteers requested for testing our video chats, privately and publicly.
What do we love about travel? We invite friends to join our free, week-long conversation, Responsible Travel Week, February 10-16, 2020.
90% of the conversation takes place online, documenting, previewing and recapping events around the world. 10% happens in the natural world – what you do. There are cool meetups in southern Nevada and other places to be announced.
Online we host real-time videos, Twitter chats, and collaborative editing sessions. Participants are asked to customize their own experiences. Create and announce your own meetups, workshops, soundwalks, and other creative endeavors. Fall in love with responsible, magical, and fabulous travel.
Participation is free and pay what you want. What we seek is meaningful interaction, aka engagement – announcements, creations, comments, retweets, upvotes, stars, and questions. If you have previously contributed to Planeta or worked with Ron Mader, please use the week to update us on your work.
Bottom line: The important thing here is to get people doing responsible travel as guests and hosts. We explore how it applies to local communities with the stories you hear and tell.
Registration opens in late January.
- How community-driven is community tourism?
- How can travel encourage the conservation and use of Indigenous languages?
- What would the criteria be for a Responsible Travel Award given to a government or institution, aka the Spotlight Award?
Digital Literacy Quiz
Digital Literacy Quiz – Figure out how to login, post and respond on major social web channels. This is a week of cyber housekeeping.
How this works
Participants are asked to walk the talk of responsible travel in their own communities and share lessons learned and questions to be asked as comments on this website as well as social web channels, including Facebook, Google Docs, Twitter, YouTube …
How do we increase the positive? If we identify the ills, we can propose solutions. As former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating said, “It seems to me that if we can imagine the injustice we can imagine its opposite.”
The journey toward responsible travel means calling out irresponsible tourism.
Perks and Participants
I pledge to travel green by carrying a reusable water bottle, recycling my trash, and riding the shuttle buses during my visit. #GoGrand #GrandCanyonPledge #NationalParkWeek https://t.co/HJ95kYEzTi -mq pic.twitter.com/wu9D04rLHg
— Grand Canyon NPS (@GrandCanyonNPS) April 28, 2019
- Live video presentations
- Recaps of 2019 events and previews of 2020
- Digitized videos of past conferences / events relevant to responsible travel
- Input on new Responsible Travel Award
Responsible Travel Week is Planeta.com’s annual conference/unconference in which everyone is welcome to preview or recap events, publications, campaigns, and other endeavors related to responsible tourism. We ask how locals and visitors benefit from face-to-face encounters.