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 …

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

World Tourism Day

Poster The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. World Tourism Day is hosted by the UNWTO. Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for more than 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the …

Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa 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 domesticate …

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 …

Mexico Tourism

Photo: Taxco Updating our 2019 snapshot of travel and tourism in Mexico. Headlines AMLO: “elefante blanco” será nueva sede de Sectur – Universal http://www.eloriente.net/home/2019/08/27/sector-turistico-1er-trimestre-2019-en-mexico Excelente y bendecido inicio de semana amigos y colegas, comparto la segunda parte de mi aportación para https://t.co/biq1fNrPh8 sobre el #corredortransístmico #pactooaxaca #multimodalistmo #travelling #tourism #viajes #turismo https://t.co/RFzsQpMOux — Juan Antonio …

Has tourism had its day?

Roofdog Features Freya Higgins-Desbiolles asks Has tourism had its day? Has tourism had its day? I would like to think that the conventional discourse of what constitutes travel and tourism is about to flip on its head, much like Earth’s magnetic pole. I wish there were more coverage / reflection on the changing press coverage …