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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Space Travel

Photo: NASA Astronaut Space Travel = travel through outer space Elsewhere on the Web Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo reaches space, bringing space tourism closer http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/04/technology/future/space-lookahead-2018 Watch Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin launch its space tourism rocket Embedded Tweets Mannequin Skywalker is ready for his 2nd mission on board New Shepard. He’s a little sensitive about being …

Improving Signage

Photo: La Paz = Peace Make a good first impression! Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Viva helpful wayfinding that makes orientation less disorienting. Rules of Good Signage Good signage obeys three simple rules: 1) The information is clear. 2) The information is accurate. 3) The information is where …

Thanksgiving Travel 2018

Poster Thursday, November 22, 2018 is Thanksgiving in the USA, one of the most popular times for domestic travel. 2.7 million passengers were screened in a single day. Questions What are the most popular destinations for Thanksgiving Travel? Are there any special events taking place this Thanksgiving? Answers How to carve a turkey How to …