Tourism Definitions

Artwork Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Spotlight Agritourism Community Tourism Conscious Travel Culinary Tourism Exploring Ecotourism Ethnotourism Community Tourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism What is responsible travel? Smart Tourism Sustainable Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as coffee tourism and smart tourism. there …

Tourism Trade Shows

Poster Tourism trade show = an exhibition at which businesses in the tourism sector promote their products and services Examples Fitur Indaba ITB Tianguis Turístico World Travel Market In 2019 Planeta.com is updating our profiles of international tourism trade shows. Suggestions are welcome. We particularly would like to assist and embed/favorite/like/share/tweet friends and friends of …

Mexico Tourism

Photo: Taxco Updating our 2019 snapshot of travel and tourism in Mexico. Joaquín López-Dóriga shows off a new campaign video from Mexico’s tourism secretariat and asks: what do you think? Esta es la nueva campaña promocional de la Secretaría de Turismo. ¿Qué opinan? ¿Les gusta? pic.twitter.com/A7QKb0BCk9 — Joaquín López-Dóriga (@lopezdoriga) February 26, 2019 We are …

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 …

Stones in the Road

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 options?’ or ‘Where I …

Travel

Photo: Queensland 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. Planeta.com What is responsible travel? Local Travel …

Culinary Tourism

Buzzwords Culinary tourism = the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences We are hungry for new ideas about culinary tourism options. What are your favorite guided and self-guided tours / routes / fairs / experiences? To be discussed further during Responsible Travel Week 2019 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19 A growing area of …

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 …

Local Travel

Buzzwords Questions How do you define local travel? What would locals like visitors to know? Essay Everywhere is local somewhere. Imagine how travel could be interpreted if we valued not only the experience of the visitor but the local as well. We talk about travelling like a local instead of thinking of how we could …

Community Tourism

Buzzwords Community Tourism =  travel to communities (often rural, and economically marginalized) in which locals sell food, accommodation, guided visits, and folk art Questions Semantics – what is the difference between community tourism and community-based tourism? Any recommended reports, publications, photos with a Creative Commons license permitting republication and translation? Questions for Community Tourism Services …