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EXPLORING ECOTOURISM

Rural Tourism

RURAL TOURISM WIKI

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- Chance Notebook

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FLICKR ALBUM: Rural Tourism Group
SLIDESHOW


Rural tourism -- defined -- allows visitors access to people and places out side of city environments. Options include hiking and biking, visiting community museums and buying locally produced crafts. Rural tourism is best enjoyed ... slowly.

FEATURES

g Travelers Respond to Community Tourism Guide Survey
g Exploring Pluma Hidalgo - Ron Mader
g Nature Paths at the Foot of the Volcanoes - Barbara Kastelein
g Defining Wilderness

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b Rural Tourism Group
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g Rural Tourism
g Rural Tourism Fair
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AUDIO

b Awaye - ABC
b Bush Telegraph - ABC
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VIDEOS

b Dios Mep
b Oaxaca Flickrmeet
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E-CONFERENCE

In 2005 the two week online dialogue reviewed current work around the globe and built upon issues raised in the Urban Ecotourism Conference. The conference was launched in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The Rural Tourism Conference was created by Planeta.com and co-hosted by ECOCLUB.com, Mexican Conservation Learning Network (IMAC) and The Mountain Forum.

In 2005 the two week online dialogue reviewed current work around the globe and built upon issues raised in the Urban Ecotourism Conference. The conference was launched in Oaxaca, Mexico with a Rural Tourism Fair and continues in 2008.

More than a dozen participants were active participants and reported from the following countries: Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Greece, Mexico, Norway, United States and Uruguay.

CALENDAR

October 2004: Conference Announced
February 2005: Rural Tourism Fair
April 25: Conference opens
April 26: Ecoclub Chat
May 3: Ecoclub Chat
May 7: Conference closes
May 10: Ecoclub Chat
June 15: Survey
January 2006: Rural Tourism Fair
January 2007: Rural Tourism Fair
January 2008: Rural Tourism Fair
January 2009: 2009 Rural Tourism Fair

QUESTIONS

How is 'rural tourism' interpreted in various parts of the world?
What are 'lessons learned' -- what to repeat and what to avoid?
What are some of the lessons from the Urban Ecotourism Conference relevant to rural tourism?
What are the special needs of rural mountain communities developing tourism?
Can rural tourism create jobs and alleviate migration?
Can rural tourism support conservation of cultural and natural resources?
Who funds rural tourism development and promotion?

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THANK YOU!

For promoting the event, special thanks to our co-sponsors as well as The Communication Initiative, Eldis, Emediawire, e-Review of Tourism Research, Green-Travel, IMAC, LLILAS, Mexicanwave, Mountain Partnership, Tamazulapan.com and Transitions Abroad.


PLANETA.COM

Planeta.com is an award-winning water cooler that presents articles and discussion about the environment and travel. Planeta.com debuted in 1994. Travelers will find tips on choosing eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly trips. Professionals will find a number of helpful resources, including the Exploring Ecotourism Resource Guide. If you have questions about our site, contact us.


PLANETA CONFERENCES

g Evaluating the International Year of Ecotourism + 10 2012
g Tourism and Biodiversity 2010-2012
g Food, Health and Cultivating Communities 2008-2011
g Tourism and Climate Change 2008-2009
g Ecotourism Challenges Dialogue 2007
g City Environments 2004-2011
g Environmental Impact of Transportation 2003
g Sustainable Development of Ecotourism 2002
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