Tourism Portals

Poster In 2019 we are relaunching our global guide to tourism portals around the world. We ask how well institutions respond/interact/engage with locals and visitors on social web channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We would love to see more current information on government portals about local culture – including food, sport and markets, as …

Indigenous Tourism

Poster Indigenous Tourism = Questions What resources are available to traditional and Indigenous peoples keen on offering travel and tourism services? How can visitors determine the degree the traditional or Indigenous people design and benefit from tourism? Planeta.com Tourism Definitions Ethnotourism Indigenous Indigenous Peoples Week 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Coffee Tourism

Photo: Oaxaca Finca Hamburgo Coffee Tourism = Questions What are examples of successful coffee tourism? Do local coffee growers/producers use the social web to show the process of making coffee? Embedded Tweets Wish we were there! Coffee tourism symposium in Uganda. Let us know if there recorded videos or presentations are online Brought to you …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Spotlight Agritourism Community Tourism Conscious Travel Culinary Tourism Exploring Ecotourism Ethnotourism Community Tourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism What is responsible travel? Smart Tourism Sustainable Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as coffee tourism and smart tourism. there …

Overtourism

Buzzwords Overtourism = Essay Having seen the overcrowding in person at Zion National Park over the past decade, I wonder if we are satisfied with the communication about park visitation as visitors. Do we know beforehand that we are contributing to a human traffic jam? What are strategies for visitors to avoid overcrowded places? Living …

Developing an Indigenous Tourism Policy in Australia (2012)

From the archives: 2012 Ecotourism Australia release Ecotourism in Australia is strongly linked to this country’s ancient and diverse landscape, and its unique flora and fauna. This landscape is an artifact of the traditions, beliefs and land management practices of diverse groups of Australia’s indigenous peoples over tens of thousands of years. Whether they be …

Tourism Trade Shows

Poster Tourism trade show = an exhibition at which businesses in the tourism sector promote their products and services Examples Fitur Indaba ITB Tianguis Turístico World Travel Market In 2019 Planeta.com is updating our profiles of international tourism trade shows. Suggestions are welcome. We particularly would like to assist and embed/favorite/like/share/tweet friends and friends of …

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 …

Wildlife Tourism

Buzzwords Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats Elsewhere on the Web greengirlsinafrica.com wildlifetourism.org.au Headlines Dangers of ecotourism: Up close and infectious – Knowable Embedded Tweets Contact GWP for a webex link. pic.twitter.com/p9azTHZ4cg — Louise Twining-Ward (@louisetw) October 20, 2017 Reports https://planeta.com/worldbank-2018-wildlife-tourism Planeta.com Wildlife Wildlife Tourism …

Wildlife Tourism Australia 2018

Photo: Tasmanian Devil This week, October 28-31, Wildlife Tourism Australia holds its conference and Planeta.com will be up transforming this preview page into an exciting recap. We are also curating this Twitter moment. The conference – Wildlife tourism values and challenges: balancing the needs of wildlife, tourists, operators and residents – takes place in Tasmania. …