Overtourism

Lingo Cards Overtourism = Essay Let’s talk (again) about overtourism, the quality of life for locals, and the visitor experience for … visitors = Hablemos (nuevamente) sobre el sobreturismo, la calidad de vida de los lugareños y la experiencia de los visitantes para … visitantes = Reden wir (noch einmal) über Overtourism, die Lebensqualität der …

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles: Thoughts on Sustainable Tourism

Poster New publication: Tourism Management Perspectives January 2018 Special Issue: Top Tourism Thoughts Sustainable tourism: Sustaining tourism or something more? Freya Higgins-Desbiolles (@freyahd) Abstract: Tourism today has a problem. It is addicted to growth, which is incompatible with sustainability goals. Despite three decades discussing pathways to sustainable tourism, tourism authorities continue to promote tourism growth …

How to save tourism from itself

Quotable New video from Doug Lansky about the pitfalls of unbalanced tourism: How to save tourism from itself. The talk was recorded at a TEDx event in Stockholm, Sweden. “Tourism is travel without a purpose.” Time stamps05:24 Unbalanced tourism11:00 Hunting and gathering has evolved to dining and shopping14:00 Flygskam17:30 Why not be part of the …

Tourism Portals

Poster Planeta.com is relaunching our directory of tourism portals around the world. We ask how well institutions respond/interact/engage with locals and visitors on social web channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. We would love to see more current information on government portals about local culture – including food, sport and markets, as well as upcoming …

Lake Skadar

Photo: UNDP, Lake Developing story: SOS from activists warning of development threatening the environmental integrity of Europe’s Lake Skadar. BackgroundLake Skadar is a freshwater lake on the borders of Albania and Montenegro. On the Montenegro side, the lake (Skadarsko Jezero) has been a protected national park since 1983, was added in 1996, to the World’s List of …

Marijuana Tourism

Photo: Nuwu Dispensary Marijuana Tourism = Planeta.com begins to track the rise of marijuana-infused tourism as part of our spotlight on tourism definitions – the way we succeed (or not) in understanding the lingo. HeadlinesThe Next Big Thing In Cannabis: Tourism – ForbesMarijuana tourism is a budding industry – MarketwatchThe Growth of Marijuana Tourism – …

Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism (SECTUR)

Elsewhere on the Web Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism (Secretaría de Turismo, SECTUR) – gob.mx/sectur – is the government department in charge of the nation’s tourism promotion and development. The Secretary is appointed by the President of the Republic and is a member of the federal executive cabinet. Key Linksgob.mx/[email protected]_mx Questions = Preguntas Is the new …

Mexico City’s Barrio Tourism

Photo: Chapultepec Park New initiative from Mexico City Tourism: Turismo de Barrio = Barrio Tourism Barrio Tourism is a window to the identity and true essence of Mexico City. It is a maximum recognition of our roots, our culture, the dedication and effort of each and every one of the inhabitants of this wonderful city. …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork (Some rights reserved) The following is our take on defining the terms and establishing alternatives to a one-size-fits-all ontology. Spotlight EssayNew terms are springing up such as coffee tourism and smart tourism. there are also less formal experiences such as meetups. The fact is that people tend to customize their own definitions to suit …

Greater Alpine National Parks

Parks Victoria (@ParksVictoria) has released the Greater Alpine National Parks Management Plan which will guide the future management of Alpine, Baw Baw, Errinundra, Mount Buffalo and Snowy River national parks, Avon Wilderness Park, Tara Range Park, and Walhalla, Howqua Hills, Grant, Mount Wills and Mount Murphy Historic Areas. The intent of the plan is to protect and enhance …