What is responsible travel?

Buzzwords 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 responsible travel lies in listening …

A Short History of Responsible Travel Week

Photo: La Cosecha Market Responsible Travel Week is our annual online unconference focusing on responsible travel. We launched RT Week in 2009 when the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize was postponed due to the outbreak of H1N1. Since then we’ve moved the dates of RT Week to coincide with Valentine’s Day, prompting the tagline ‘Fall in …

Travel Links

Photo: Route 66 Museum Links related to travel presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesYou want to be a responsible tourist. But what does that even mean? – Washington Post – @hannahbsampsonHow to get paid to travel – Washington Post I will travel againhttps://[email protected] Elliott AdvocacyElliott Advocacy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that empowers …

Coffee Tourism

Photo: Oaxaca Finca Hamburgo Coffee Tourism = Questions What are examples of successful coffee tourism? Do local coffee growers/producers use the social web to show the process of making coffee? Uganda SymposiumWish we were there! Coffee tourism symposium in Uganda. Let us know if there recorded videos or presentations are onlinehttps://twitter.com/Tourismuganda/status/1069837801598795776https://twitter.com/Tourismuganda/status/1070672169833783296https://twitter.com/Ugandahotel/status/1070614103549468673https://twitter.com/AthmanMuhammed1/status/1070369198579245056https://twitter.com/Tourismuganda/status/1070579460645289984https://twitter.com/Tourismuganda/status/1070632963396775943https://twitter.com/GonaJudy/status/1070593532723953664 Planeta.com

Bikes

Photo: Ron Mader, DTLV Bikes In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious travel. What are the good cycling experiences? How are locals benefiting from bike tours? What events are worth attending or paying attention? Translating: BicycleSpanish: Bicicleta Elsewhere on the WebBicicletas Pedro …

Mushroom Tourism

Photo: Oaxaca Market Culinary tourism attracts visitors to people and places for specific foods. There’s coffee tourism, wine tourism, and a new fave – mushroom tourism, aka micoturismo, in Spain and etnomicoturísmo in México. Mushrooms! This page will explore mushroom tourism around the globe. Suggestions welcome. Headlineshttps://oaxaca.quadratin.com.mx/produccion-de-hongos-atrae-turismo-a-la-region-mixteca FlickrAsombrosa visita a los Otomies en busca de …

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. …

Set-Jetting

Buzzwords Set-jetting = Trend of traveling to places first seen in movies and TV shows Also referred to as a “Location Vacation.” Elsewhere on the Web‘Game of Thrones’ Filming Locations in Northern Ireland to Open as Tourist Attractionshttps://qz.com/quartzy/1364690/game-of-thrones-mamma-mia-and-the-rise-of-set-jetting-tourismhttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/77806https://theconversation.com/eats-shoots-and-leaves-what-the-movie-industry-does-to-location-42417This film geek’s jet-setting photojournal matches movie stills to locations Guadeloupe / Death in Paradisehttps://www.radiotimes.com/travel/2018-02-01/death-in-paradise-head-to-guadeloupe-for-a-sundowner-at-humphrey-goodmans-favourite-beach/ Black Pantherhttps://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/black-panther-travel-5-trips-inspired-by-blockbuster-1107079 Austria …

Agritourism

Buzzwords: Agritourism Agritourism = Agricultural Tourism According to the American Farm Bureau, agritourism is “an enterprise at a working farm, ranch or agriculture plant conducted for the enjoyment of visitors that generates income for the owner.” The people that choose to visit farms are often seeking “authentic” experiences. There are many types of agritourism. The …