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? Headlines https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/26/midwest-snowstorm-grounds-hundreds-of-post-thanksgiving-flights.html Thanksgiving travel is busy, but smooth, …

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 …

Irresponsible Tourism

Buzzwords Irresponsible tourism = Not responsible tourism Key Links https://www.facebook.com/groups/irresponsibletourism This is a whistle blowing, campaigning and discussion forum for anyone who is concerned about irresponsible tourism and who wants to draw it to the attention of others and the media; or to discuss what can be done about it. Many are now beginning to …

Touring Bird

Photo: Farrukh Touring Bird – https://www.touringbird.com – was an experiment, hosted within Google’s internal Area 120 incubator. It aimed to showcase a helpful travel product bringing together content from online travel agencies, free tour providers, and local experts. We are excited to share that Touring Bird is folding into Google’s travel team, where we’ll continue …

European Ecotourism

Poster: 2018 Conference During the 2002 Ecotourism Summit several European leaders were hopeful that ecotourism could be protective of rural wilderness and respect urban nature. Facebook European Ecotourism Conference European Ecotourism Network Questions To the organizers and participants – Will the conference have live and recorded video? Is there a directory of participants? Bonus points …