Desert Notebook

Photo 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 confronted the Pima and the Papago in …

Live Aid (1985)

Logo Wikipedia: Live Aid was a benefit concert held on Saturday, July 13, 1985. The original event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. Billed as the “global jukebox”, the event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, UK and John F. Kennedy …

Marcus Endicott 2007

Photo From the archives (2007): Conversation with Marcus Endicott Key [email protected] Marcus, what is your background in travel? I’ve traveled all my life. I was born in Australia of U.S. parents while my father was a Fulbright scholar. I spent all my teenage years living in Switzerland and traveling frequently. Then I followed the hippie …

Tourism Marketing Survey (2006)

Poster From the archives (2006): Planeta.com announces results from the 2006 Tourism Marketing Survey. Planeta.com invited tourism professionals to participate in a candid survey of tourism promotion around the world. Respondents have given government marketing campaigns around the world a low mark. Comments indicate that in country and outbound travel operators either do not know …

Conversation with Joe Cummings (2004)

Photo From the archives (2004) Born in New Orleans and raised in Texas, California, France, and Washington, DC, Joe Cummings – joecummings.com – has been writing about travel and culture for nearly two decades. Attracted to geographical extremes, his first in-depth journeys occurred in the river deltas and rainforests of Southeast Asia, where he worked …

Reimagining Mexico Ecotourism Conference (2000)

Poster From the archives (2000): In order to facilitate the networking of professionals working to improve ecotourism, Planeta.com hosted the Re-Imagining Ecotourism in the Americas Conference (2000-2001). The Reimagining Mexico Ecotourism Conference took place online the Internet from September 4-8, 2000. Con el fin de facilitar la creación de redes de profesionales que trabajan para …

Participants of North American Ecotourism Conference (2000)

Poster From the archives In order to facilitate networking of professionals working to improve ecotourism in North America, Planeta.com hosted the Re-Imagining North America Ecotourism Conference which took place in May 2000. This was our first online event and brought together more than 130 participants, representing Canada, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and …