Attention

Poster: What is the value of attention? Attention = Focusing consciousness and taking notice Also see: partial attention, conscious ReflectionsAnyone can pay attention for an instant. But what does it take to pay attention over time? Enough of the drive-by conversations, as engaging as they ephemerally are. How do we pay attention over time? When …

The Value of Collaboration

Photo: Postcards from Oaxaca Collaboration = the action of working with someone to produce or create something EssayLack of collaboration is a proverbial stone in the road for those developing ‘sustainable’ tourism. Many tourism players are aware that improving collaboration is a worthy objective, yet they feel stymied by how to put practice into action. We …

What’s a wiki?

Poster The term ‘wiki‘ is derived from a Polynesian word meaning ‘quick.’ This is an apt descriptor since changes can be made immediately by editors. For the purposes of Planeta.com, a wiki is a particularly useful platform for collaboration. Wikis allow multiple editors with each step being logged. That said, many of our closest friends …

Peace

Peace = freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. Translating: Every moment of the day provides an opportunity to create the conditions for peace.Afrikaans: Elke oomblik van die dag bied ‘n geleentheid om die voorwaardes vir vrede te skep.German: Jeder Moment des Tages bietet die Möglichkeit, die Bedingungen für Frieden zu schaffen.Spanish: Cada momento del día …

Crowdsourcing

Buzzwords Crowdsourcing = Content developed by a group of people or community Also see: crowdfunding This page examines how crowdsourcing works (or fails to work) in travel and tourism with focal points on museums, markets, parks and protected areas. This is an early draft and suggestions are welcome. EssayRon Mader: Tourism promotion already is catalyzed …

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement Note to publishers, institutions, companies, authors: Just because we link to your website does not mean we want to be on your mailing list or email blast. There are other, more rewarding ways to connect and engage. Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working …