Responsible Travel Week #rtweek18

Poster All travel and tourism can be more conscious and responsible. Let’s figure out what to do now. Planeta.com invites readers and friends to our annual Responsible Travel Week, February 12-18. We hope you can fall in love (again!) with responsible travel. 2018 is the tenth year for Responsible Travel Week (RTWeek) and Planeta.com‘s 19th year of …

A Short History of Responsible Travel Week

Responsible Travel Week is our annual online unconference focusing on responsible travel. We launched RT Week in 2009 when the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize was postponed due to the outbreak of H1N1. Since then we’ve moved the dates of RT Week to coincide with Valentine’s Day, prompting the tagline ‘Fall in love with responsible travel.’ …

Exploring Responsible Tourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define responsible tourism. Our view: Responsible tourism is treating others the way they wish to be treated. While tourism campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — in fact we are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. What is responsible travel? Responsible …

Views on Responsible Tourism (2008)

In March 2008 Planeta.com conducted a survey on responsible tourism. Results were presented at the Second International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Kerala, India. Here are excerpts from the survey responses: What do you understand responsible tourism to be? an approach to tourism development and delivery that balances the needs of the guest, host supplier, …