Mexico City hosts national tourism forum

Mexico City hosts the 2018 National Tourism Forum May 7-9. Hashtag: #XVIForoTurismo Among the highlights – talks from the candidates for the presidency of Mexico who have been invited to present their proposals on tourism. Invited are José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, of the PRI-Green Coalition; Ricardo Anaya Cortés, of the PAN-PRD Coalition; and Andrés Manuel …

Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Benleigh Workshop 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 space on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Insider Tips Planeta.com‘s role as an online facilitator/clearinghouse for …

Smart Tourism

Buzzwords Smart Tourism = New buzzword applied to describe the increasing reliance of tourism destinations, their industries and their tourists on emerging forms of information and communication technology that allow for massive amounts of data to be transformed into value propositions. –  SpringerLink Elsewhere on the Web Smart tourism: foundations and developments – SpringerLink https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/IJTC-04-2016-0007 Twitter https://twitter.com/ulrikegretzel …

Wildlife Tourism

Buzzwords Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats. Elsewhere on the Web Responsible wildlife volunteering Home Embedded Tweets Contact GWP for a webex link. pic.twitter.com/p9azTHZ4cg — Louise Twining-Ward (@louisetw) October 20, 2017 Planeta.com Wildlife Wildlife Tourism Australia Conversations The tour operator’s dilemma: Keeping the customer happy …

European Ecotourism

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 Workshops Planeta.com host …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. New terms are springing up such as smart tourism. The fact is that people tend to customize their own definitions to suit their interests or situation. This is the long tail of multiple definitions and options for travelers and …

Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism

New publication: Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism Citation: “Twining-Ward, Louise; Li, Wendy; Bhammar, Hasita; Wright, Elisson. 2018. Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism. Tourism for Development;. World Bank, Washington, DC. © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29417 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.” Download available online http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/494211519848647950/Supporting-sustainable-livelihoods-through-wildlife-tourism https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29417 Questions Is this publication available in other languages? What questions …

Indigenous Tourism

Buzzwords Indigenous Tourism = Questions What is the difference between Indigenous Tourism and Ethnotourism? How can visitors determine the degree the traditional or Indigenous people design and benefit from tourism? What resources are available to traditional and Indigenous peoples keen on offering travel and tourism services? Planeta.com Tourism Definitions Ethnotourism Indigenous Peoples Indigenous Peoples Week …

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles: Thoughts on Sustainable Tourism

Photo New publication: Tourism Management Perspectives January 2018 Special Issue: Top Tourism Thoughts Sustainable tourism: Sustaining tourism or something more? Freya Higgins-Desbiolles (@freyahd) Abstract: Tourism today has a problem. It is addicted to growth, which is incompatible with sustainability goals. Despite three decades discussing pathways to sustainable tourism, tourism authorities continue to promote tourism growth …

Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Mexico Mexico boasts a well-established system of ground, air, and sea-based transportation, allowing easy access to and within country. Of note is the world-famous cuisine noted for its diversity and sophisticated flavors. Like potato dishes in Peru, Mexico’s corn dishes number in the thousands. Slow food (and slow agriculture … Mexico was the first country to …