World Ecotourism Summit (2002)

Logo The World Ecotourism Summit, was held in Quebec City, Canada May 19-22, 2002. The Summit was an initiative of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It was hosted by Tourisme Québec and the Canadian Tourism Commission. Background The United Nations declared 2002 the International Year of Ecotourism. The …

2002 International Year of Ecotourism

Logos The United Nations declared 2002 the International Year of Ecotourism. In 2022 Planeta.com asks readers/listeners/viewers to assess the state of ecotourism around the globe, reflect on lessons learned, and digitize materials, photos, and videos from that time. The declaration came as a result of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)-related meeting of …

Impact of COVID19 on Tourism

Photo: Ron Mader, Ferguson’s, Downtown Las Vegas (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the impact of COVID19 on travel and tourism with a spotlight on upcoming events and webinars: HeadlinesHow long-haul travel will change post-Covid – BBCAdapting and reacting to Covid-19: Tourism and resilience in the South Pacific (2022)Return of international tourists ‘very close’, says Home …

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 …

Space Travel

Photo: NASA Astronaut (Some rights reserved) Space Travel = travel through outer space CelebrationsApril 12 International Day of Human Space Flight The General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011, declared April 12 as the International Day of Human Space Flight “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for …

What is responsible travel?

Roofdog (Some rights reserved) Responsible travel = While tourism marketing campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — travelers are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. Game show prize winners are not rewarded with trip to someone’s home, but glamorous destinations. Locations beyond the immediate horizon are mysteries or memories for the individual. The …

Nevada Tourism

Photo: Ron Mader, Heritage Museum (some rights reserved) Links and resources to tourism in Nevada: HeadlinesMore and more ‘junk fees’ appearing in Las Vegas tourist industryA six-word slogan, and the marketing campaign to advertise it, cost Nevada $9 million – Vegas Inc Tourism official: Nevada has lots of merit beyond the Strip – @BDrysdale Questions …

Mushroom Tourism

Photo: Oaxaca Market (Some rights reserved) This page explores mushroom tourism around the globe. Suggestions welcome. 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! Headlineshttps://oaxaca.quadratin.com.mx/produccion-de-hongos-atrae-turismo-a-la-region-mixteca FlickrAsombrosa visita a los Otomies en …

Bikes

Photo: Ron Mader, DTLV Bikes (Some rights reserved) 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 …

May is Bike Month

Poster: #BikeMonth (Some rights reserved) ¡Sí más bicicletas! Yes more bicycles, please. May is National Bike Month – bikeleague.org/bikemonth – in the USA, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated across the nation. Hashtag: #BikeMonth HistoryEstablished in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage …