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 …

Indigenous Tourism

Poster Indigenous Tourism = Questions What resources are available to traditional and Indigenous peoples keen on offering travel and tourism services? How can visitors determine the degree the traditional or Indigenous people design and benefit from tourism? Facebook Indigenous Tourism Features Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Guelaguetza Indigenous Peoples Week Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award …

Civic Tourism

Book Cover From the archives An amalgamation of our favorite tourism trends is called civic tourism and puts cultural tourism, heritage tourism, ecotourism and geotourism into the pot and focuses on place. Civic tourism reframes the purpose of tourism from an end to a means. Says Dan Shilling, “Civic tourism is about appreciating tourism as …

Coffee Tourism

Photo: Oaxaca Finca Hamburgo Coffee Tourism = Questions What are examples of successful coffee tourism? Do local coffee growers/producers use the social web to show the process of making coffee? Embedded Tweets Wish we were there! Coffee tourism symposium in Uganda. Let us know if there recorded videos or presentations are online Brought to you …

Undertourism

Buzzwords Undertourism = Inadequate levels of tourism Also see: overtourism Let’s talk about travel and tourism. Yes, overtourism is a problem but so is undertourism. In parks and protected areas inadequate funding and maintenance leads to low visitation which leads to declining social and financial investment which leads to abandonment. It doesn’t have to play …

Developing an Indigenous Tourism Policy in Australia (2012)

Logo From the archives: 2012 Ecotourism Australia release Ecotourism in Australia is strongly linked to this country’s ancient and diverse landscape, and its unique flora and fauna. This landscape is an artifact of the traditions, beliefs and land management practices of diverse groups of Australia’s indigenous peoples over tens of thousands of years. Whether they …

Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Benleigh Workshop, 2006 This article was originally written in 2006. There are a few updates and suggestions are welcome. 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 …

Wildlife Tourism Australia 2018

Photo: Tasmanian Devil This week, October 28-31, Wildlife Tourism Australia holds its conference and Planeta.com will be up transforming this preview page into an exciting recap. We are also curating this Twitter moment. The conference – Wildlife tourism values and challenges: balancing the needs of wildlife, tourists, operators and residents – takes place in Tasmania. …