Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Benleigh Workshop, 2006 This article was originally written in 2006. There are a few updates and suggestions are welcome. Successful tourism marketing requires an understanding of how to make effective use of one’s website and its connections on the social web. Yes, it is helpful to have a website but even moreso the dedicated …

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 …

Global Ecotourism Network

Elsewhere on the Web Global Ecotourism Network October 2015 : GEN has elected officers: Glenn Jampol – Chair Tony Charters – Vice Chair Nabil Tarazi – Treasurer Deirdre Campbell – Secretary Masaru Takayama – Business Development and Governance Committees Ariane Janer and Rob Holmes: Marketing & Communications Hitesh Mehta and Karen Lewis – Education and …

Ecotourism NZ 2007

Conference Program Reflections on the the Ecotourism NZ 2007 Conference held in Greymouth, New Zealand August 1-3, 2007. The event was hosted by the Tai Poutini Polytechnic. Planeta.com’s Ron Mader was a keynote speaker. Ron: I would love to hear from people I met at the conference and from fans of tourism and ecotourism in New Zealand. …

Tbilisi, Georgia Hosts European Ecotourism Conference #EuroEco18

Photo: Beniamin Netan The 5th European Ecotourism Conference wraps up in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event took place September 10-14, 2018 and we are adding links/recapping the event on this page.  Hashtag: #EuroEco18 The main objective of this conference is to provide a venue and meeting place for stakeholders – researchers, academicians, practitioners – to present their …

European Ecotourism

Poster: 2018 Conference European ecotourism – we have a lot of questions. During the 2002 Ecotourism Summit several European leaders were hopeful that ecotourism could be protective of rural wilderness and respect urban nature. This Planeta.com guide is a work-in-progress, particularly as we prepare for the next European Ecotourism Summit. Key Links Facebook: European Ecotourism Conference …

2010 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference

Word Cloud From the archives About the event Organized by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and hosted by Travel Portland and Travel Oregon, the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) (September 8-11) brought together more than 500 business leaders, tourism professionals and community stakeholders in North America. The CBD Secretariat has partnered with TIES to …

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 …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Global tourism has matured and offers options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly as possible. While there is no standard definition that used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals want to please visitors who are …

Biblioteca Vasconcelos Hosts Conscious, Eco Travel Seminars

Poster Mexico City – In the celebration of International Biodiversity Day, Biblioteca Vasconcelos and Conabio host events this week focusing on sustainable and conscious travel. The program provides an overview of the current status of conservation in the parks and protected areas, including the World Heritage Site Xochimilco in the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. …