World Ecotourism Summit (2002)

Logo The World Ecotourism Summit, was held in Quebec City, Canada May 19-22, 2002. The Summit was an initiative of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It was hosted by Tourisme Québec and the Canadian Tourism Commission. Background The United Nations declared 2002 the International Year of Ecotourism. The …

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 …

Desert Notebook

Photo: Neal Wellons, Joshua Trees (Some rights reserved) It is the rare storm that penetrates the Sonoran Desert. What litle precipitation does fall comes as a rule from December to March as gentle rains from Pacific weather disturbances, or in late July and August as violent thunderstorms.– John Alcock, Sonoran Desert Spring The humans who …

Learning Notebook

Photo: Ron Mader, European Ecotourism Conference (Some rights reserved) It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.– Albert Einstein Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new wayMaybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to sayCause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands.When you teach the …

Earth Summit 1992

Image: United Nations Flag Wikipedia: The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, the Rio Summit, the Rio Conference, and the Earth Summit (Portuguese: ECO92), was a major United Nations conference held in Rio de Janeiro, June 3-14,1992. Key Linksun.org/esa/dsd/resources/res_docukeyconf_eartsumm.shtml WikipediaEarth SummitEarth Summits Planeta

Great Blizzard of 1978

Poster We remember the Great Blizzard of 1978, in parts of the Ohio Valley and the Great Lakes, January 25–27. “The third lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the mainland United States occurred as the storm passed over Mount Clemens, Michigan, where the barometer fell to 956.0 mb (28.23 inHg) on January 26.” – …

Tourism, Crisis, and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

World War 2

Poster World War 2 Videos Marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War June 6 D-Dayhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-Day_(military_term)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings WikipediaWorld War IIBattle of the BulgeNormandy landings Planeta.com