Outbounding

Logo Outbounding – outbounding.org – is a community-powered website focused on excellent travel writing. Members curate favorite travel content to share with new audiences across the web. “It’s time to demand better than thin, facile fluff.” Outbounding resembles Reddit in that anyone can submit quality features and the best are voted up (upvoted!) by members. Key Links outbounding.org Members What’s new Facebook …

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 Gastrodiplomacy Geotourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism Last Chance Tourism What is responsible travel? Rural Tourism Smart Tourism Sustainable Tourism Essay New terms are springing up …

Travel Ban

Buzzwords Travel Ban = Restriction and banning visitors 2020 Headlines Trump Issues New Travel Ban – Lawfare June 26, 2018 Breaking news: The US Supreme Court upholds travel ban. The state of Hawaii, three of its residents, and a Muslim-American group challenged the new restrictions. The most recent travel ban blocked the issuance of visas …

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) — http://www.unwto.org — is a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a ‎global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.‎ UNWTO is committed to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (see: global goals), geared ‎toward reducing poverty and …

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 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 to …

Astrotourism

Buzzwords Astrotourism = Astronomical tourism There are plenty of star parties, festivals, telescope tours and more at International Dark Sky Places. Some say the best part of parks can only be experienced after sunset. Look up and there’s a galaxy to behold. Headlines Your Next Trip? It’s Written in the Stars – NYTimes astrotourism-stars-sightseeing-telescopes-where-to-go https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment/astrotourism-new-sustainable-travel-trend/ …

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 …

Slow Travel

Photo: Monte Albán, Oaxaca Think smart, travel slow – Tagline, Planeta.com Take time to enjoy the experience, visit people and savor places. Slow travel is a breath of fresh air for everyone who has “been there…done that” and wants something deeper. Our suggestion: take a deep breath and slow down. Get to know the locals …

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