Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Mexico 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 …

European Ecotourism Conferences

We will be updating the presentation made at the first European Ecotourism Conference and offering free, public, live video workshops before, during and after the conference. Key Links: http://eecoc.karabuk.edu.tr/en Hashtag: #EuroEco17 Facebook: European Ecotourism Conference Wiki: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/europeanecotourism Workshops Planeta.com host Ron Mader will offer free online video workshops via Periscope and FacebookLive.   Questions To the organizers and …

Travel

Photo Travel is more than getting from Point A to B. The act of moving connects us to places and people in ways unimagined by those standing still. Moving beyond the horizon, we need to be open to new experiences and language. Essay Travel when you can. Slideshare Travel Quotes from ron mader Wiki Travel …

Tourism Definitions

2017 was the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development which prompts the question … what is sustainable tourism? Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Among the goals for 2017 is the compilation of tourism definitions. New terms are springing up such as responsible travel and …

#MeTourism

Hashtags As we begin 2018, Marianna Sigala (@mariannasigala) proposes a new hashtag and concept to review current tourism trends, in particular the rise of #MeTourism (which in this case does not stand for tourism in Maine). Sigala’s critique of selfies and social media sites is spot on. Something has changed that has been abetted by technology. …

Planeta.com’s Spotlight Award

2017 was the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the #YearOfOpen, celebrating open access and open education. Planeta.com opens a public solicitation for nominees showing good practice in tourism and open access. Our #IY2017 Spotlight Award will be awarded to public (government) agencies, institutions and others leading the way. We are seeking examples …

Transforming Travel (book preview)

Photo: INAH Fountain, Mexico City Looking forward to the 2018 publication of Transforming Travel: Realising the Potential of Sustainable Tourism by Jeremy Smith. Transforming Travel: Realising the Potential of Sustainable Tourism (CABI Concise) Table of Contents 1: Foreword 2: Introduction 3: The Transformative Hotel 4: Transforming Tours and Experiences 5: Transforming Places 6: Transforming Transport …

Thanksgiving Travel 2017

Thursday, November 23 is Thanksgiving in the USA Questions What are the most popular destinations for Thanksgiving Travel? Are there any special events taking place this Thanksgiving? Airline Stats Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today projected that 28.5 million passengers will travel on U.S. airlines during the 12-day Thanksgiving …