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Oaxaca Hosts 2011 Responsible Tourism Fair

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Publication date: January 2011

Come Hungry to the 2011 Responsible Tourism Fair (Oaxaca)

FLICKR ALBUM: Responsible Travel


A group of friends in Oaxaca, Mexico are designing the 2011 Responsible Tourism Fair, Planeta.com's 11th event since 2001 and a veritable model of frugality and slow travel.

From January 30-Feburary 9 the event takes place in multiple locations in Oaxaca City and surrounding towns.

Visitors had a number of options, including weaver-guided walks in Teotitlán del Valle, photosafaris in public parks and authentic indigenous meals including Caldo de Piedra (Chinanteco), Maatsy (Ayuuk) and tamales (Ayuuk and Zapotec-style). Self-guided treasure hunts asks foodies to try various cheeses, chocolates and mezcal. Photographers are invited to share photos in relevant Flickr Groups with prizes to be awarded.

PHOTOGRAPHY

One of the hallmarks of the Responsible Tourism Fair is that most of the events are documented by the participants - locals and visitors alike. We encourage participants to share their favorite photos and videos via Flickr and YouTube and join in the mapping fun via Gowalla and Foursquare. As part of our commitment to Responsible Travel Photography we ask photographers to first ask permission. Want to be responsible and have fun? We encourage you to upload photos to Flickr Groups. Featured groups include World Food , Árboles de Oaxaca (Oaxaca Trees), Si Mas Bicicletas (Yes more bicycles) World Market and a dozen more. Online viewers can show support by favoriting the photos taken during the fair or adding pictures from where you live to the groups.

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

Responsible tourism is treating others the way they wish to be treated.

A growing number of travelers want their journeys to be less invasive and more beneficial to the local community. They want to better understand the culture of the people they meet in the places they visit. VIsitors should be mindful that they are entering a place that is someone else's home. Interpretation begins long before the trip and ends long afterward. Those who enjoy a trip will look back fondly for the rest of their lives.

MODEL EVENT

Can this event be replicated elsewhere? Yes! For those who would like to create their own tourism fair, check out the recommendations.

 

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g Green Events
g How to organize a grassroots tourism fair
g Planeta.com Conference Index

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g Oaxaca Tourism Fairs 2001-2013
g Caldo de Piedra
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QUOTES

Something independent of definitions and trends has quietly awakened. It's widespread. It nourishes. It quickens life through communion, deepens inner power. And it's expressing itself in small festivals among friends.
- Michael Ventura, Letters at 3AM

Print This Calendar! January-February 2011

FEATURES AND PHOTOS

g Responsible Tourism
g Rural Tourism (FLICKR)
g Tourism and Crafts (FLICKR) (FORUM)
g Accessibility (FLICKR) (FORUM)
g Biking (FLICKR) (FORUM)
g Forests (FLICKR) (FORUM)
g Mezcal (FLICKR) (FORUM)
g Mountains (FLICKR) (FORUM)
g Renewable Energy (FLICKR) (FORUM)
g Food (FLICKR) (FORUM)
g Chocolate (FLICKR) (FORUM)
g Coffee (FLICKR) (FORUM)
g Organic Agriculture (FLICKR) (FORUM)
g Family Travel (FLICKR)

 



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