Astrotourism

Buzzwords Astrotourism = Astronomical tourism There are plenty of star parties, festivals, telescope tours and more at International Dark Sky Places. Some say the best part of parks can only be experienced after sunset. Look up and there’s a galaxy to behold. Headlines Your Next Trip? It’s Written in the Stars – NYTimes astrotourism-stars-sightseeing-telescopes-where-to-go https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment/astrotourism-new-sustainable-travel-trend/ …

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 …

Nevada Tourism

Photo: Heritage Museum Links and resources to tourism in Nevada: Tourism Portals Nevada – @NevadaPR travel-deals Facebook Flickr periscope.tv/TravelNevada @NVTourismDir Pony Express ponyexpressnevada.com Grants https://travelnevada.com/press/press-releases/147 The Nevada Commission on Tourism on Wednesday approved $301,575 in grants to promote tourism: https://t.co/x1nrF1DzxG#NVTourism — NV Tourism Industry (@NVTourism) December 12, 2019 More Links nvculture.org tourism-means-more Facebook Flickr @NVTourism …

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 Boletines Facebook YouTube @SECTUR_GobOax municipiodeoaxaca.gob.mx @TurismoOaxaca_ Questions Are press conference statements and documents available online? Are press conferences available as videos? Facebook Mercados de Oaxaca La Cosecha Embedded Tweets ¡#BuenasNoches! Los invitamos a permanecer en …

Reconciliation Tourism

Buzzwords Reconciliation Tourism = a way for non-Indigenous Australians to hear about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences and learn from their cultures. Headlines How Indigenous tourism can help bring about reconciliation in Australia Research Reconciliation Tourism: Tourism Healing Divided Societies Recommended Listening MyfWarhurst (starting at 1:20:00) Embedded Tweets Kudos @MyfWarhurst @RadioNational for thoughtful Uluru …

How to save tourism from itself

Quotable New video from Doug Lansky about the pitfalls of unbalanced tourism: How to save tourism from itself. The talk was recorded at a TEDx event in Stockholm, Sweden. “Tourism is travel without a purpose.” Time stamps 05:24 Unbalanced tourism 11:00 Hunting and gathering has evolved to dining and shopping 14:00 Flygskam 17:30 Why not …

World Tourism Day

Poster The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. World Tourism Day is hosted by the UNWTO. Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for more than 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the …

Mexico Travel

Photo: Demian Flores Installation, Oaxaca Resources for traveling in Mexico Planeta.com México Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico Mexico Tourism Colibri Ecotourism Award Wild Mexico (México Silvestre) Responsible Travel Week

Has tourism had its day?

Roofdog Features Freya Higgins-Desbiolles asks Has tourism had its day? Has tourism had its day? I would like to think that the conventional discourse of what constitutes travel and tourism is about to flip on its head, much like Earth’s magnetic pole. I wish there were more coverage / reflection on the changing press coverage …