This week Planeta.com
focuses attention on the UN
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Tourism and Media Conference
"There are many stories to share in the world of tourism
and media," said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader, who hosted
the pioneering 2001 online Media,
Environment and Tourism Conference. "The most interesting
story is that caused by Social Web -- tourism and media pros now have multiple channels
by which to communicate ... or not. There is a great deal of
in which critical issues are simply not discussed in a transparent
and timely fashion."
will be used to curate
relevant resources and tweets.
Questions for the organizers and participants of the
April 26-27 conference:
Will there be live-streaming
video or audio?
For those participating online, are there any recommended ways
to contribute to the discussion?
Is anyone interested in collaborating on a public review of
how media covers tourism in times of crisis?
To what degree do tourism authorities assist media connecting
with indigenous peoples and indigenous peoples connect with
media? (This is a topic we'll review in detail during Indigenous
What were the outcomes of the 2011 Media and Tourism Conference?
A brief status report will be posted on this page by next week.
Have your say by tweeting with the #tourismmedia hashtag or
by posting a response on Ron's
Value of Communication