How to be a Responsible Traveler

Global tourism has matured and offers options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly as possible. While there is no standard definition that used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals want to please visitors who are …

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. Planeta.com What is responsible travel? Conscious 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 Cityhttp://planeta.wikispaces.co 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, 2017 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 …

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 …

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 …

Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism in Norway

Artwork Peter Prokosch has shared news about the new report about tourism in Norway. Download and read:Tourism Road Map Norway or the Norwegian version: veikart-endelig on the Linking Tourism and Conservation website. Ten tourism- and conservation related organisations presented at Arendalsuka a Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism in Norway. Although the roadmap makes so far no reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the …