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 …

Local Travel

Buzzwords Local Travel = Travel within one’s own neighborhood or region; Travel with someone in their own neighborhood or region Also see: local, travel Travel and tourism impact local communities, sometimes been officially, sometimes in a negative fashion. The concept of local travel is interpreted differently by various age groups and nationalities so we need …

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 …

Reflections from the World Bank

Photo: World Bank From the archives (2003) If we consider tourism’s potential in encouraging job creation, it would seem this ought to be a natural course of action for any development bank working toward poverty alleviation. After all, tourism is a major service industry. Rural communities and cities alike depend on tourism revenues to fuel …

Internet Travel Planner (2000)

Book cover From the archives (and this week’s used book sale at Henderson Public Libraries): Internet Travel Planner (2000), Globe Pequot Press. Twenty years later, what does it say about the way internet travel has matured? This is like finding a vintage Sear’s Catalog of what was available online in the late 90s / early …

Walking Tours

Buzzwords Walking Tour = a sightseeing tour made on foot Embedded Tweets Free guided walk of Bohernabreena Reservoir on the 19th of August: https://t.co/fIaUqZso9I #heritageweek #southdublin pic.twitter.com/6WjtsxlqYo — South Dublin Co Co (@sdublincoco) July 27, 2017 Paraguay "Walking tour" se denomina el recorrido por los puntos turísticos más emblemáticos del casco histórico de Asunción. La …

Tourism, Crisis, and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

Budget Travel

Photo: Seven Magic Mountains Budget travel is not about traveling cheaply, but respecting the value of travel for locals and visitors. It’s affordable travel that respects people and place. Travel is available in various price ranges. Be smart, be frugal! Headlines Budget travellers should be welcomed – The Star Elsewhere on the Web Budget Travel …