Responsible Travel Week 2021

Poster Good news! Responsible Travel Week 2021 will take place February 8-14, so if you would like to contribute, please message / tweet / speak with Planeta.com’s Ron Mader. Volunteers requested for testing our video and audio chats. InvitationPlaneta.com invites friends to join our free, week-long conversation, Responsible Travel Week, February 8-14, 2021. Hashtag: #rtweek21. …

COVID19 Tourism

Photo: Ferguson’s, Downtown Las Vegas Spotlight on the impact of COVID19 on travel and tourism: Travel Advisorieshttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.htmlhttps://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/travel-advicehttps://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-4-health-advisory-issue.htmlhttps://www.unwto.org/news/covid-19-response-travel-restrictions Impact on TourismPandemic gave locals fleeting taste of a tourist-free HawaiiTouchless travel could threaten airport jobsNYC Tourism May Not Fully Recover Until 2025, City Booster PredictsThese countries and territories are still keeping tourists at bay during the Covid-19 …

Roadtrip

Photo: Kingman Wash Roadtrip = Journey made by motorized or non-motorized vehicle Road Trips How frequently are we driven to take a roadtrip. For those lucky to be in the drivers’ seat, experience transforms from one of familiarity to one embracing countless options. Personally, some of my favorite trips with friends were made before the …

Slow Travel

Photo: Monte Albán, Oaxaca Think smart, travel slow– Tagline, Planeta.com Slow travel is a breath of fresh air for everyone who has “been there…done that” and wants something deeper. Our suggestion: take a deep breath and slow down. Take time to enjoy the experience, visit people and savor places. Get to know the locals on …

Readings: Responsible Travel Week 2021

Readings Welcome to our preview of Responsible Travel Week 2021, February 8-14. Hashtag: #rtweek21. This page spotlights features, reports, facebook groups, focused on responsible travel. Suggestions are welcome as we create A Responsible Travel Reader for 2021. BackgroundPlaneta.com invites readers and friends to our annual Responsible Travel Week. 2021 is the 13th year for Responsible …

Preparation

Photo: Wetlands Park Preparation = the action or process of making ready or being made ready for use or consideration Let’s review travel prep from the pov of visitors and locals. VisitorsOne of the reasons travelers make a trip elsewhere is to escape cause-and-effect logic. Many travelers aim toward spontaneity and adventure. That said, if …

Platinum Rule

Buzzwords Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them. How do we champion conscious travel, responsible travel, ecotourism? How do we encourage collaboration in maturing social movements? Perhaps one way to start is by following the Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you …

What is responsible travel?

Photo: Ron and Rescue Dog Zoe Responsible travel = EssayWhile tourism marketing campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — travelers are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. If those working in the tourist trade would embrace the values we wish developed, then we could make a huge leap forward. The way to achieving …