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 …

Clark County’s Sunset Park

Artwork Tip: Don’t feed the birds. Bread is not bird food. Key Linksclarkcountynv.gov/parks/Pages/sunset-park-clark-county-nv.aspx Translating:  What would locals like visitors to know about Sunset Park?Qué les gustaría a la gente local que los visitantes saber de Sunset Park?Hawaiian: He aha ka ‘ike ko‘iko‘i a kūpono no nā malihini e kipa ana mai i Sunset Park?(Literal translation: …

September 6 is Indigenous Literacy Day

Photo September 6 is Indigenous Literacy Day in Australia. Planeta.com applauds efforts around the world to improve literacy in Indigenous communities and to raise awareness and attention to Indigenous culture and peoples today. Hashtags: #ILD2020 and #indigenousliteracyday Key Linksindigenousliteracyfoundation.org.auhttps://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/[email protected] Background Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. Through activities on …

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

Buzzwords This gem of the Ice Age is brighter than ever in the Mojave Desert on the northern fringe of Las Vegas. Officially on my Places to Visit. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/Qtv7bqvnQsh8B26AA Key Facts The monument is 35 square miles and stretches along US Highway 95 north of Aliante and Centennial Hills to Creech Air Force Base. …

Planet, People, Peace #P3CostaRica

The Planet, People, Peace (Planeta, Personas, Paz) tourism conference takes place in San José, Costa Rica. Planet, People, Peace or P3 (works in English and Spanish) is Costa Rica’s premiere event on ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Its name represents the focus of reconfirming our commitment to redirect the essence of its People back to the Planet, sharing Costa Rica’s experience as …

Radish Night 2017

Poster: Uriel Barranc Oaxaca City, Mexico – 2017 is the 120th iteration of the annual Noche de Rábanos, aka Radish Night, which takes place on Saturday, December 23 in the downtown zócalo. This is a horticultural pageant, testimony to agriculture and folk art. Who to follow on Twitter? @cortv, @TurismoCdOax Hashtags: #120Años #EchandoRaíces #NocheDeRábanos #RaícesQueDejanHuella Livestreaming CORTV is livestreaming a three-hour recap …

Snapshots and embedded tweets from Navajo Tours, December 2017

Photo: Alien Egg Hatchery Checking in with our friends at Navajo Tours USA: Embedded Tweets Fun time at Horn Point, Honaker Trail near Goosenecks State Park. I was taking photos and video of our guide John Hosteen. #NavajoUSA pic.twitter.com/4pmge7iVqk — Kialo Winters 🎒🌄 Tour Guide (@KialoWinters) October 27, 2017 Check @cotopaxi and their initiatives. We …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

International Mountain Day 2017

Photo This year’s theme is Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration. Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. Yet mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, …