Tourism, Crisis, and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

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 Last Chance Tourism What is responsible travel? Smart Tourism Sustainable Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as coffee tourism and …

Linking Tourism and Conservation

Elsewhere on the Web Linking Tourism and Conservation — ltandc.org — supports tourism supporting national parks and other protected areas. Key Links ltandc.org Events Community Forum Membership Examples 2018 Annual Report (PDF) Communication Strategy Facebook @LTandC Tweets by LTandC Embedded Tweets I wish all our LT&C-members (https://t.co/p7eQtVcA00 ) that theycan close 2018 with good feelings …

NGOS in Tourism and Conservation Summary (2002)

Photo: Melissa Biggs From the archives More than 170 people from around the globe took part in the NGOs in Tourism and Conservation Conference that took place online in October and November 2002. The NGOs in Tourism and Conservation Conference examined the role of non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Participants reviewed how stakeholders interact with …

Engaging Tourism Trade Shows

Poster Tourism trade show = an exhibition at which businesses in the tourism sector promote their products and services Can tourism trade shows be more engaging? Specifically, can do they be more successful with locals and remote participants? It’s far too easy to have a tourism trade show in which the locals are the luxury …

Marijuana Tourism

Photo: Nuwu Dispensary Marijuana Tourism = On this 420 (April 20), Planeta.com begins to track the rise of marijuana-infused tourism. Headlines The Next Big Thing In Cannabis: Tourism – Forbes Marijuana tourism is a budding industry – Marketwatch The Growth of Marijuana Tourism – Ethical Traveler Elsewhere on the Web Huffpost Questions What is marijuana …

Tianguis Turístico 2019

Buzzwords This week Acapulco, Mexico hosts its annual tourism trade show, the Tianguis Turístico April 7-10, 2019. Hashtags: #TianguisTurístico2019 and #TianguisTurístico Key Links tianguisturisticomexico.com Questions Are there live and recorded videos from Tianguis? Are presentations available for download? Are tourism press releases posted online? What is the status of ecotourism and Indigenous tourism in Mexico? …

Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism (SECTUR)

Elsewhere on the Web Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism (Secretaría de Turismo, SECTUR) – gob.mx/sectur – is the government department in charge of the nation’s tourism promotion and development. The Secretary is appointed by the President of the Republic and is a member of the federal executive cabinet. Key Links gob.mx/sectur prensa documentos Facebook YouTube @SECTUR_mx …

Oaxaca Tourism

Photo: Tule Tree Presenting Planeta.com’s guide to travel and tourism in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico Key Links sectur.oaxaca.gob.mx Prensa Facebook YouTube @SECTUR_GobOax Questions Are press conference statements and documents available online? Are press conferences available as videos? Facebook Mercados de Oaxaca La Cosecha Elsewhere on the Web nvinoticias.com/turismo Features Guelaguetza Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets Culinary …

Talking Future Tourism, Byron Bay’s 2020-2030 Sustainable Visitation Strategy

Kitchen handbook cover Let’s start a discussion about the future of tourism. Bonus points for using future tense. We will talk about the future of tourism. Byron Bay started a new 10-year tourism plan process to deliver a formal Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020-2030. Kitchen table discussions are popping up at regional events, farmers’ markets, and …