South Africa Celebrates National Parks Week 2016

Poster South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrates National Parks Week from September 12-16 in most of South Africa’s national parks, some of which celebrate the week for a week (through September 18). Free access is given to day visitors, with a particular focus on attracting people from local communities. Free access to parks does not …

Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi

Sweden – The Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi highlights and recognizes the Sami culture and various topics related to life in Sápmi. The event is organized by Nutti Sami Siida (a winner of the ITBW award!) and is being held this weekend (Aug 19-21) in Jukkasjarvi. For details, consult the original program and Nutti’s Facebook page. Here are the descriptions …

#ProtectGoldButte Press Conference (2016)

It’s not breaking news, it’s streaming news! s Presenting the August 18 livestreaming video from Facebook Live from Las Vegas about the proposed Gold Butte conservation area. Details on the Protect Gold Butte website This press conference was a show of support connecting conservation and the new wave of responsible, conscious, Indigenous ecotourism. Senator Harry Reid and Representative Dina Titus, …

#IPW6 Day One: Request for Introductions / Livestreaming

Day 1! Welcome to Indigenous Peoples Week, 2016. Hashtag: #ipw6 Our conversations are about to unfold on Facebook as well as Twitter and other social channels. Don’t worry. Today: Livestreaming around 1030am PT via FacebookLive.  Direct link Today’s requests: If you have not done so already, please register https://indiweek2016.eventbrite.com • Please introduce yourself and your interest …

Registration is open for Indigenous Peoples Week 2016

Partners in this endeavour are Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited , Madidi Jungle Ecolodge and The Travel Word. Hashtag: #ipw6 Participation is free. Donations are welcome. Registration is open https://indiweek2016.eventbrite.com The objective is two-fold: to raise awareness of Indigenous tourism options around the world and to improve digital literacy skills among the Indigenous tourism providers themselves. …

2016 News from Sian Ka’an

Mexico – 2016 News from the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Embedded Tweets #PorSiTeLoPerdiste Tiene Sian Ka’an límite de 800 cuartos de hotel https://t.co/YmYRhOttVo pic.twitter.com/9DY7oTirXs — Capital QuintanaRoo (@CapitalQR) July 25, 2016 ¡Buenos días!, hoy en PORTADA: Limitan cuartos de hotel en Sian Ka'an. #Cancún pic.twitter.com/cVtOhfgO3l — Novedades de Q.Roo (@novedadesqroo) July 24, 2016 las autoridades …

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate (2016)

The latest UNESCO report on World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate was published this week, with a startling omission: At the request of the Government of Australia, references to Australian sites were removed from the Report (recent information about the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef is available on UNESCO’s website …

Mexico’s Invisible 2016 Tourism Trade Show

Tianguis Turístico is underway in Guadalajara, Mexico but the trade show’s online presence is sorely lacking. Recommendation: participants find a way of benevolently hacking the event. Live video is a must. Remote participants need access to presentations and press conferences. Any tourism event worth its salt this year haslivestreaming video starting with the exhibitors — …