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 …

Markets

Photo: Channon Market 2006 Markets are as old as the crossroads, a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. Our fave (favorite/favourite) markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. These venues manifest responsible travel — good places to live and good places to visit. Locals have the …

Peace

Buzzwords 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 …

Board Games

Buzzwords Board Game = any game played on a board, especially one that involves the movement of pieces on the board, such as chess or checkers Headlineshttps://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/08/the-hottest-new-board-games-from-gen-con-2019https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/12/ars-technicas-ultimate-board-game-buyers-guide-2018-editionhttps://aeon.co/ideas/monopoly-was-invented-to-demonstrate-the-evils-of-capitalism Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

New Games

Board Games Pandemic YouTube Video description of how to play Pandemic. 0:00 Intro 0:22 Overview 0:53 Setup 3:16 Actions 5:57 After you have completed your actions. 7:00 Epidemic cards 8:00 Outbreaks 8:28 How to win 8:35 Ways you can lose 8:55 Cards that can help you win 9:16 Conclusion Planeta

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 …

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 …

#UsaTuVoz

Hashtags Oaxaca, Mexico – Here is a must-follow, must-amplify, hashtag for anyone keen on Indigenous culture, language, and multigenerational knowledge sharing. Hashtag: #UsaTuVoz Presenting #UsaTuVoz (Use Your Voice) promoted by Voces del Valle (@VocesValle) which encourages Indigenous language use on social networks. The hashtag was designed to curate / encourage / amplify the tweets of …