10 • October • Octubre

Photo: Joshua Trees in Mojave National Preserve (Some rights reserved) What’s on the calendar in October? What’s on the calendar in October? Archaeology Day – Earth Science Week – Halloween – Indigenous Peoples Day – Native American Day – National Fossil Day – Nevada Day – World Animal Day – World Food Day Plus, we …

Ecotourism and Responsible Travel in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa (Some rights reserved) Mexico boasts a well-established system of ground, air, and sea-based transportation, allowing easy access to and within country. Of note is the world-famous cuisine noted for its diversity and sophisticated flavors. Like potato dishes in Peru, Mexico’s corn dishes number in the thousands. Slow food (and innovative agriculture …

World Tourism Day 2022

Photo: Ron Mader, Harry Reid International (Some rights reserved) In 1979 the United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) to increase awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic values. World Tourism Day is hosted by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). 2022 theme: Rethinking Tourism. Hashtags: #wtd2022, #worldtourismday, …

Stones in the Road

Photo: Ron Mader, Kingman Wash (Some rights reserved) (2022) Revisiting one of the early essays from the archives from 1997-1999 Good news! Today’s travelers are increasingly seeking ways of visiting places and people in a manner that supports choosing responsible travel and ecotourism. That said, visitors rarely self-define themselves as ‘I am an ecotourist. Where …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2022

Photo: G. Torda/ARC Center, Bleached Coral (Some rights reserved) Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2022. Key Linksgbrmpa.gov.auReef [email protected] ReportsAnnual Summary Report of Coral Reef Condition 2021/22Highest coral cover in central, northern Reef in 36 yearshttps://twitter.com/aims_gov_au/status/1555312796975390723 Continued coral recovery leads to 36-year highs across two-thirds of the Great Barrier …

Favorite People and Places in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Old Fort (some rights reserved) Favorite places in Las Vegas? I have a few faves, mostly family-friendly and inspired: Clark County Museum Clark County Wetlands Park Community Healing Garden Downtown murals Ethel M Chocolates Cactus Garden Fabulous Las Vegas Sign Great Buns Bakery Henderson Libraries Neon Museum Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace Old Fort …

Las Vegas’ Old Fort State Historic Park

Photo: Ron Mader, Old fort state park (Some rights reserved) Among our Las Vegas faves, the place where Las Vegas began, the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 East Washington Avenue in downtown. Entrance fee is $3 and free for kids under 12 years of age. Tue-Sat 8am-430pm. Recommended for history fans. …

Wishlist for Travel and Tourism

Artwork (Some rights reserved) From the archives, late 90s/early 00s What’s on your Wish List for Responsible, Sustainable Ecotourism that Alleviates Poverty, Creates Jobs, Conserves Biodiversity, Engages Events, Fosters Education, Greens Transport, and Promotes Meaningful Engagement among Stakeholders while creating a more Peaceful World? Our Planeta.com wishlist is based on numerous conversations with colleagues about …

Clark County Museum

Photo: Ron Mader, Heritage Holidays (Some rights reserved) One of Planeta.com’s Vegas Faves and a Boulder Highway highlight: Open daily 9am-430pm, Clark County Museum – clarkcountynv.gov – is a place for locals, families, and visitors to immerse themselves in regional history. It’s one of the finest small museums / cultural centers in the country. Closed …

Latin American and Caribbean Ecotourism Network (LACEN)

Poster Spotlight on the Latin American and Caribbean Ecotourism Network (LACEN), a regional initiative of the Global Ecotourism Network, sharing a common mission to connect and network for sustainability. Key Linksglobalecotourismnetwork.orgfacebook.com/groups/lac.ecotourismnetwork [email protected]@[email protected] Questions = Preguntas What sort of directories are there of LACEN members? = ¿Qué tipo de directorios hay de miembros de LACEN? Is …