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 …

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 …

Safe Travels

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Safe Travels = Wishing someone well on the departure Etymologylinguaholic.com Translating: Safe travelFrench: Voyage en toute sécuritéSpanish: Viaje seguro Planeta

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 …

Reflections on Slow Travel

Photo: Ron Mader, Bike Share in Las Vegas (some rights reserved) My background – Originally, I’m from Fort Wayne, Indiana, home of the Three Rivers Festival which deepened my interest in local and international culture, particularly food, mostly food. The weekend’s International Village would showcase foods that otherwise were not on the menu. Since I …

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 …

Nevada Tourism

Photo: Ron Mader, Heritage Museum (some rights reserved) Links and resources to tourism in Nevada: HeadlinesInternational travel to Las Vegas still far below pre-pandemic levels, warn officials – Nevada CurrentMore 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 …