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 …

Outbounding

Elsewhere on the Web Outbounding – http://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 http://outbounding.org Members What’s …

Culinary Tourism

Buzzwords Culinary tourism = the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences A growing area of culinary tourism are cooking classes and visits with favorite local cooks. Planeta.com We are hungry for new ideas about culinary tourism options. What are your favorite guided and self-guided tours / routes / fairs / experiences? To …

Stones in the Road

Photo: Badlands Good news! Today’s travelers are increasingly seeking ways of visiting places and people in a manner that supports choosing responsible travel and ecotourism. That said, visitors rarely self-define themselves as ‘I am an ecotourist. Where should I go?’ Neither do they proclaim ‘I want to support sustainable tourism. What are my options?’ or …

Undertourism

Buzzwords Undertourism = Inadequate levels of tourism Also see: overtourism Let’s talk about travel and tourism. Yes, overtourism is a problem but so is undertourism. In parks and protected areas inadequate funding and maintenance leads to low visitation which leads to declining social and financial investment which leads to abandonment. It doesn’t have to play …