Indigenous Tourism

Poster Indigenous Tourism = Tourism services in which Indigenous people are directly engaged with development, operation, and promotion Questions What resources are available to traditional and Indigenous peoples keen on offering travel and tourism services? How can visitors determine the degree the traditional or Indigenous people design and benefit from tourism? Responsible Travel TipsMany Indigenous …

Astrotourism

Lingo Cards Astrotourism = Astronomical tourism There are plenty of star parties, festivals, telescope tours, and more at International Dark Sky Places. Some say the best part of parks can only be experienced after sunset. Look up and there’s a galaxy to behold. HeadlinesYour Next Trip? It’s Written in the Stars – NYTimesastrotourism-stars-sightseeing-telescopes-where-to-gohttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment/astrotourism-new-sustainable-travel-trend/ Elsewhere on …

USA Tourism

Photo: Las Vegas Bike Share Past, present, and future. Exploring travel and tourism in the USA HeadlinesBiden administration to lift travel ban for fully vaccinated international travelers – AxiosUS extends travel restrictions at Mexican and Canadian land borders as it makes plans to allow fully vaccinated foreign visitors to fly to AmericaThe US is slipping …

Reconciliation Tourism

Lingo Cards Reconciliation Tourism = a way for non-Indigenous visitors to learn about Indigenous experiences and learn from their cultures HeadlinesHow Indigenous tourism can help bring about reconciliation in Australia ResearchReconciliation Tourism: Tourism Healing Divided Societies Recommended ListeningMyfWarhurst (starting at 1:20:00) Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

World Tourism Day

Poster The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. World Tourism Day is hosted by the UN World Tourism Organization. Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day since 1995, a little late to the party but earlier …

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) — unwto.org — is a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a ‎global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.‎ UNWTO is committed to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (see: global goals), geared ‎toward reducing poverty and …

Mexico Tourism

Photos: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones Updating our snapshot of travel and tourism in Mexico. Planeta.com features links to official tourism portals at federal, state, and local levels. Are websites updated? Are social web channels used? = Actualizando nuestra coberatura de viajes y turismo en México. Indexaremos los portales de turismo del gobierno a nivel federal, …

Has tourism had its day?

Roofdog FeaturesFreya Higgins-Desbiolles asks Has tourism had its day? Has tourism had its day? I would like to think that the conventional discourse of what constitutes travel and tourism is about to flip on its head, much like Earth’s magnetic pole. I wish there were more coverage / reflection on the changing press coverage of …

Stones in the Road

Photo: Kingman Wash (2021) Revisiting one of the early essays from the archives from 1997-1999 Good news! Today’s travelers are increasingly seeking ways of visiting places and people in a manner that supports choosing responsible travel and ecotourism. That said, visitors rarely self-define themselves as ‘I am an ecotourist. Where should I go?’ Neither do …