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 …

Travel

Photo: Blanca on Fremont Travel is more than getting from Point A to B. Travel is an interconnected web of social and natural actors who make possible local, regional, and global tourism sectors. The act of moving connects us to places and people in ways unimagined by standing still. That said, most of the human …

Archaeological Tourism

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Cantona (Used with permission) Archaeological Tourism = Cultural travel and tourism which aims to promote public interest in archaeology and the conservation of historic sites Questions = Preguntas How can archaeological travel and tourism connect local communities and visitors in a mutually beneficial manner? = ¿Cómo pueden los viajes arqueológicos y el …

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 …

The Value of Place

Photo: Oaxaca, Mexico Zócalo (Some rights reserved) Place = A space, area, or spot What makes a place special are the people who share the space. Beyond the journey, what makes trips so grand for visitors are the connections with locals on their turf. Are we invited? Are we welcomed? How do we avoid being the irresponsible …

Rural Tourism

Artwork (Some rights reserved) Rural Tourism allows visitors access to people and places beyond city environments. Options include hiking and biking, visiting community museums, savoring local food and buying locally produced crafts. TIP: Rural tourism, like a rural environment, is best enjoyed slowly. Elsewhere on the WebRural Tourism – Flickr June 2022 WebinarTurismo Rural Comunitario: …

Retreat

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Retreat = a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax Corporate retreat = Face to face meeting for staff members and management with the aim of facilitating bonding and strategic planning in a relaxed environment HeadlinesThe future of retreats Planeta.com

Slow Travel

Photo: Monte Albán, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Think smart, travel slow– Tagline, Planeta.com Slow travel is a breath of fresh air for travelers 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. We are long-time …

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: HeadlinesCDC to lift COVID test requirement for international air travelersJapan to let in foreign tourists, but only if masked and accompanied by chaperoneJapan to reopen to foreign …

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, …