Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and Natural Worlds

Photo: Oaxaca Tourism Fair/Amigos del Sol The best events educate, motivate, and inspire. They are worth experiencing and remembering. When events fail to meet expectations Let’s talk about traditional, natural world events first. We have all been to boring events. The crime is repeating the events with a business as usual attitude. Enough with the …

Making the most of an unconference

Photo: Open Space Technology in Estonia Unconference = A facilitated, participant-driven event centered on a specific topic An unconference engages participants without a formal agenda. Instead an unconference encourages attendees to organize their own agenda and action plans. Unconferences can be conducted face-to-face, online or better yet, both! We use the unconference approach for Planeta.com’s …

Responsible Travel Week 2017

Poster 2017’s Responsible Travel Week was the ninth year celebrating responsible travel and Planeta.com’s 18th year of innovative online conferencing. One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, the week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Participation is free and Pay What You Want (PWYW). Responsible travel is not an ethical dilemma of whether to have fun …

A Short History of Responsible Travel Week

Responsible Travel Week is our annual online unconference focusing on responsible travel. We launched RT Week in 2009 when the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize was postponed due to the outbreak of H1N1. Since then we’ve moved the dates of RT Week to coincide with Valentine’s Day, prompting the tagline ‘Fall in love with responsible travel.’ …