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 …

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 …

Smart Tourism

Buzzwords Smart Tourism = Means of connecting tourism destinations and visitors via processing large amounts of data in real time Also see: smart cities, smart rooms Conversation Making Sustainability Smarter: Conversation with Marcus Endicott Elsewhere on the Web Smart tourism: foundations and developments – SpringerLink Application of smart tourism to cities Twitter @ulrikegretzel YouTube Planeta.com Smart …

Mexico Tourism

Photo: Taxco Updating our 2019 snapshot of travel and tourism in Mexico. We are at the beginning of a new presidential sexenio in Mexico. The role of travel and tourism needs to be re-evaluated – what works for locals and visitors and what does not. It cannot just be an issue of ‘bums on seats’ …

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 …

Slow Tourism

Buzzwords Slow tourism = Travel without hurry Also see: slow travel Italy In Italy, 2019 is the year of slow tourism. Italy’s Slow Tourism Association promotes welcoming tourism in Italy and abroad. (source) Thanks to the active involvement of travelers, tourism entrepreneurs and local communities, it safeguards and promotes the growth of territories, even those …

Tourism Portals

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com is 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 …

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 Happy Valentine’s Day #HikerSafety Distance makes the heart grow fonder. pic.twitter.com/fejX2scwDx — American Hiking (@AmericanHiking) February 14, 2019 Contact GWP …

Stones in the Road

Photo: Road to Zion Good news! Today’s travelers are increasingly seeking ways of visiting places and people in a manner that supports choosing responsible travel and ecotourism. That said, visitors rarely self-define themselves as ‘I am an ecotourist. Where should I go?’ Neither do they proclaim ‘I want to support sustainable tourism. What are my …