Space Travel

Photo: NASA Astronaut Space Travel = travel through outer space Elsewhere on the Web http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/04/technology/future/space-lookahead-2018 Watch Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin launch its space tourism rocket Tweets Mannequin Skywalker is ready for his 2nd mission on board New Shepard. He’s a little sensitive about being called a “dummy”, as he will be conducting astronaut telemetry …

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 …

#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 …

Overtourism

Buzzwords Overtourism = Questions What are examples of overtourism? What are strategies employed by destinations and regional authorities to avoid overcrowding? What are strategies for visitors to avoid overcrowded places? 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 …

Nevada: Tourism Means More

Snapshots of tourism in Nevada 2016 Talking Points Tourism Means More Talking Points  Travel and tourism continues to be Nevada’s leading industry:  Las Vegas experienced record breaking attendance for the this year in a row with 42.9 million visitors in CY16  Travel is a $65.8 billion industry in Nevada.  Nevada’s travel …