World Tourism Day 2022

Photo: Ron Mader, Sunset Viewing Area (Some rights reserved) The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 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. 2022 topic: Rethinking Tourism. Hashtags: #wtd2022, #worldtourismday, #DiaMundialDelTurismo …

Wildlife Tourism

Photo: Lisa McNee, BLM, Buck Creek Watchable Wildlife Area (Some rights reserved) Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats Questions = Preguntas Which are the recommended wildlife tourism options and which should be avoided? = ¿Cuáles son las opciones de turismo de vida silvestre recomendadas y …

Defending the Tourists

Photo: Julian, Laredo Sign (Some rights reserved) From the archives, early 00s All too often, travelers are taken for granted. Tourist or traveler — does it matter which term is used? My current favorite term is the neutral ‘visitor.’ Chances are that during any trip, the visitor (by any name) has an opportunity to play …

World Tourism Day

Poster (Some rights reserved) The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 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. 2022 topic: Rethinking Tourism. Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day since 1995, a …

Aotearoa New Zealand on the Social Web

Artwork What are your inspired, go-to online resources for Aotearoa New Zealand? Whether you’re a Kiwi or a friend of the island, share with us your recommendations that make the most of the social web. This presentation features snapshots from websites and social web channels and apps. We welcome your interaction — comments, questions, suggestions, …

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 …

Mass Tourism

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Mass Tourism = the assembly of a large number of tourists/visitors to popular destinations for recreational purposes Recommended ListeningMass tourism—how everyone became a traveller Planeta

Overtourism

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Overtourism = Questions What are examples of overtourism? What are strategies employed by destinations and regional authorities to avoid overcrowding? What are strategies for visitors to avoid overcrowded places? Wish ListAlternatives and lesser-known placesApps with details on congestion EssayLet’s talk (again) about overtourism, the quality of life for locals, and …

Global Ecotourism Network

Logo Global Ecotourism Network (GEN) – globalecotourismnetwork.org – aims to bring together the world’s national and regional ecotourism associations and networks, destinations, Indigenous peoples, global operators, professionals and academicians to grow the industry, provide advocacy and thought leadership, and to encourage innovation and authenticity in ecotourism. GEN acts as a vital resource for evaluating ecotourism …