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 …

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 …

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 …

Travel

Photo: Cows 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. Planeta.com was created 25 years ago in 1994-1995 to explore ecotourism and …