About Planeta.com


Developed by Ron Mader in 1994 as a reporter’s shared digital notebook, Planeta.com pioneers online reporting focusing on conscious travel around the globe. The award-winning site is geared toward conscious travelers, hosts, and everyone inbetween seeking practical suggestions in the realm of eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly travel.

We are happy to partner with others.

Planeta.com spotlights local conservation and tourism connections around the globe. We have focused our work connecting the natural and online worlds for nearly 30 years.

We work toward decentralizing communication by encouraging engagement – active participation and reciprocity – among key players, including locals and visitors (aka players or stakeholders).

For independent travelers, we provide practical suggestions in the realm of conscious, eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly travel.

For locals, we amplify and like / share / retweet / embed tweets showing your work and passions. We also provide workshops and tipsheets showing how to make the most of the social web and old-fashioned analog media.

Here’s what you can do next:

Making Contact
Comments are welcome on individual pages throughout the site. Some are published. You can also submit a more private comment through the contact form:

Corrections please. Finding misspellings on Planeta.com is like finding water in the ocean. Editorial suggestions and constructive criticism are welcome

Specific and helpful comments and notes are welcome on individual features on this site.

Like our Facebook Page and check out the timeline photos.

Add stars to Flickr (still appreciated!)

LinkedIn (in process)

Tweet with us at @planetanews (for now)

Subscribe and give us a thumbs up on Youtube

Conference Archive
Planeta.com has hosted more than thirty online conferences since 2000. This is an impressive archive and we would like to partner with universities in summarizing the dialogues and pursuing new avenues of collaboration.

Specialized Workshops
Planeta.com provides direct access to travel operators, language schools, artisans, and conservation groups. For professionals including park managers, conservationists, tourism associations, and government leaders we offer presentations and workshops.

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