How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo Global tourism has matured and offers options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly as possible. While there is no standard definition that used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals want to please visitors who …

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 …

Travel Links

Photo: Route 66 Museum Links related to travel presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines How to get paid to travel – Washington Post YouTube Travel Film Archive Industry https://qz.com/1419103/is-tourism-really-the-worlds-largest-industry http://tourismplace.blogspot.com/2008/04/tourism-is-not-worlds-largest-industry.html Geography tgjournal.com Facebook Elsewhere on the Web operationgroundswell.com – Facebook – @OGbackpackers World Travel Nation – @WTN_global Features Why travel? This is why we travel …

Slow Travel

Photo: Monte Albán, Oaxaca Think smart, travel slow – Tagline, Planeta.com Take time to enjoy the experience, visit people and savor places. Slow travel is a breath of fresh air for everyone who has “been there…done that” and wants something deeper. Our suggestion: take a deep breath and slow down. Get to know the locals …

Travel Notebook

Photo: Subaru Aquarium From our growing collection of notebooks, collections of fave quotes: Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. This is what life has taught me. – Katherine Mansfield A lot of tourists have a consumer attitude — what can I …

Australia Tourism

Photo: Uluru Key links and resources to travel and tourism in Australia Key Links Tourism Australia Tourism and Transport Forum 2019-2020 Campaign Australia woos Brexit-weary British tourists with sun, surf, cute critters and Kylie Minogu Kylie Minogue tries to lure Brexit-weary Britons in new Tourism Australia ad ‘Matesong’ Recommended Listening Regional Australia reaps rewards of …

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 …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork The following is our take on defining the terms and establishing alternatives to a one-size-fits-all ontology. Spotlight Agritourism Community Tourism Conscious Travel Culinary Tourism Cultural Tourism Exploring Ecotourism Ethnotourism Geotourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism Last Chance Tourism What is responsible travel? Rural Tourism Smart Tourism Sustainable Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such …

Why travel?

Roofdog Translating: Why travel? German: Warum reisen? Hawaiian: No ke aha e hele ai? Spanish: ¿Por qué viajar? Swedish: Varför resa? Planeta.com Travel Travel Links Roofdog Responsible Travel Week