Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and Natural Worlds

Photo: Oaxaca Tourism Fair/Amigos del Sol Our favorite events educate, motivate, and inspire. They are worth experiencing and remembering fondly and with gratitude. Developing a shared calendarCheck out our Google Docs Upcoming Events Calendar, an attempt to co-create a shared calendar for upcoming public webinars focused on conservation and / or tourism. Questions for Event …

Joy of Missing Out (JOMO)

Buzzwords JOMO = Joy Of Missing Out Also see: FOMO, Fear of Missing Out HeadlinesFear Of Missing Out (FOMO) Is Thing Of Past, Joy of Missing Out (JOMO) Is The New Phenomenon – India Times#JOMO over #FOMO: How to find the joy of missing out – Qruis Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Conversation

Photo: Seven Magic Mountains A conversation is communication between two or more people. A good conversation occurs when people listen to one another over time. (poster). Where is the conversation? Everywhere. YouTubeHow to rebalance a lopsided conversation HeadlinesHow to walk away from an awkward conversation Features Planeta.com

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact and listen to locals and how to avoid fatigue over the rough patches. Avoiding fill-in-the-blank fatigue is critical if …

Empathy

Photo: Michael Dawes, Great Day at Burleig Head Empathy = Being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts and experience of another Also see: platinum rule QuotesDe-emphasize empathy. I’ve heard several calls for increased empathy on diversity issues. While I strongly support trying to understand how and why people think the way they do, relying on affective …

What we’d love participants to do during Responsible Travel Week

Poster All travel and tourism can be more conscious and responsible. Let’s figure out what to do now. Responsible Travel Week, February 12-18, is conducted online and around the globe. Hashtag: #rtweek18 What we mostly desire is engagement – your questions, your contributions, your news of upcoming events, publications and meetups. Schedule your own event or stage a …

Curiosity

Buzzwords Curiosity = The desire to learn about anything; inquisitiveness Also see: engagement Translating: Curiosity Estonian: Uudishimu German: Neugierig Spanish: Curiosidad Swedish: Nyfikenhet Planeta.com When Mars Was Like Earth: Five Years of Exploration with the Curiosity Rover

Upgrade Your World during the International Year of Sustainable Tourism

Photo: Moonstar, Safranbolu My talk and Q&A at the European Ecotourism Conference was made via long distance video Monday, April 17. The talk – Upgrade Your World during the International year of Sustainable Tourism – asks where we stand in 2017 and what we have learned since the first European Ecotourism Conference in 2010. These are the working …

Lessons from #COP22

As the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) comes an end, it’s a good time to ask if there are ways to improve the UN’s Climate Change Conferences. Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University of Bangladesh, proposes a radical re-think of the purpose …

Encouraging Engagement (2016)

Photo: Discouraging use One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is how to develop engagement with the public — critical if we wish to encourage sustainable practices. Engagement (aka ‘meaningful interaction’) needs to be central to our work, not an add-on. We need an engagement strategy as …