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 …

Community Tourism

Buzzwords Community Tourism =  travel to communities (often rural, and economically marginalized) in which locals sell food, accommodation, guided visits, and folk art Questions Semantics – what is the difference between community tourism and community-based tourism? Any recommended reports, publications, photos with a Creative Commons license permitting republication and translation? Questions for Community Tourism Services …

Space Travel

Photo: NASA Astronaut Space Travel = travel through outer space Elsewhere on the Web Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo reaches space, bringing space tourism closer http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/04/technology/future/space-lookahead-2018 Watch Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin launch its space tourism rocket Embedded Tweets Mannequin Skywalker is ready for his 2nd mission on board New Shepard. He’s a little sensitive about being …

Travel Tuesday

Hashtags Travel Tuesday = Tweets about travel on Tuesdays Hashtag: #TravelTuesday Headlines ‘Travel Deal Tuesday’ Is Still One of the Best Times to Buy a Plane Ticket Embedded Tweets Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness and Chaco Culture National Historical Park! #TravelTuesday https://t.co/w85vtDDjWn https://t.co/eIQgTTmVdO — Kialo Winters (@KialoWinters) October 1, 2019 #TravelTuesday Can't decide what to do next within …

Thanksgiving Travel 2018

Poster Thursday, November 22, 2018 is Thanksgiving in the USA, one of the most popular times for domestic travel. 2.7 million passengers were screened in a single day. Questions What are the most popular destinations for Thanksgiving Travel? Are there any special events taking place this Thanksgiving? Answers How to carve a turkey How to …

Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Benleigh Workshop, 2006 This article was originally written in 2006. There are a few updates and suggestions are welcome. Successful tourism marketing requires an understanding of how to make effective use of one’s website and its connections on the social web. Yes, it is helpful to have a website but even moreso the dedicated …

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 …