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 …

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 …

Latin American and Caribbean Ecotourism Network (LACEN)

Poster Spotlight on the Latin American and Caribbean Ecotourism Network (LACEN), a regional initiative of the Global Ecotourism Network, sharing a common mission to connect and network for sustainability. Key Linksglobalecotourismnetwork.orgfacebook.com/groups/lac.ecotourismnetwork [email protected]@[email protected] Questions = Preguntas What sort of directories are there of LACEN members? = ¿Qué tipo de directorios hay de miembros de LACEN? Is …

Asian Ecotourism Network

Logo The Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) – asianecotourism.org – provides hands-on connections and relevant opportunities for members working together at a regional scale providing more networking and business opportunities, significant information, educational materials and networking prospects to both small and large organizations within Asia. With 17 member countries and growing, AEN is a regional initiative …

Ecotourism Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Zion (Some rights reserved) Links related to ecotourism presented in somewhat random fashion: DefinitionsEcotourism is defined by its lack of definition. There is no consensus, no brand. As there has been no agreement on a standard definition, the important question is … does that matter? Ecotourism is overreaching at its finest and …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster Planeta.com hosted a live conversation with some of the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award on Friday, June 5, 2020. As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010 to leaders of the eco travel movement in Mexico. Ecotourism pioneers and practitioners, these friends were mentors …

Québec Declaration on Ecotourism

Summit Logo In the framework of the UN International Year of Ecotourism, 2002, under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO), over one thousand participants coming from 132 countries, from the public, private and non-governmental sectors met at the World Ecotourism Summit, hosted in Québec City, Canada, …

Exploring Ecotourism

Poster: @ronmader (Some rights reserved) As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. While the details vary, most definitions of ecotourism boil down to a special form of tourism that meets three criteria:1) it provides for environmental conservation 2) it includes meaningful community participation 3) it …

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 …