Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa 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 domesticate …

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 …

Mexico Tourism

Photo: Taxco Updating our 2019 snapshot of travel and tourism in Mexico. Headlines AMLO: “elefante blanco” será nueva sede de Sectur – Universal http://www.eloriente.net/home/2019/08/27/sector-turistico-1er-trimestre-2019-en-mexico Excelente y bendecido inicio de semana amigos y colegas, comparto la segunda parte de mi aportación para https://t.co/biq1fNrPh8 sobre el #corredortransístmico #pactooaxaca #multimodalistmo #travelling #tourism #viajes #turismo https://t.co/RFzsQpMOux — Juan Antonio …

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 …

Mexico City’s Barrio Tourism

Photo: Chapultepec Park New initiative from Mexico City Tourism: Turismo de Barrio = Barrio Tourism Barrio Tourism is a window to the identity and true essence of Mexico City. It is a maximum recognition of our roots, our culture, the dedication and effort of each and every one of the inhabitants of this wonderful city. …

Reflections from the World Bank

Photo: World Bank From the archives (2003) If we consider tourism’s potential in encouraging job creation, it would seem this ought to be a natural course of action for any development bank working toward poverty alleviation. After all, tourism is a major service industry. Rural communities and cities alike depend on tourism revenues to fuel …

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 …

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 …

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 …