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 UNWTO. Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for nearly 30 years! We applaud the work of friends in the hospitality …

Space Travel

Photo: NASA Astronaut Space Travel = travel through outer space Elsewhere on the Web Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo reaches space, bringing space tourism closer http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/04/technology/future/space-lookahead-2018 https://qz.com/1265087/watch-jeff-bezos-space-company-blue-origin-launch-its-space-tourism-rocket-new-shepard/ Embedded Tweets Mannequin Skywalker is ready for his 2nd mission on board New Shepard. He’s a little sensitive about being called a “dummy”, as he will be conducting astronaut telemetry and …

Australia Tourism

Photo: Uluru Key links and resources to travel and tourism in Australia Is there a public ‘Who’s Who in Australian tourism’ on the web? https://www.tourism.australia.com/en/events-and-tools/industry-resources/resources-for-industry/whos-who-in-tourism-industry.html Key Links Tourism Australia Tourism and Transport Forum 2020 Australia announces bid to win back tourists – CNN Bushfire recovery package to tackle Australian tourism’s ‘biggest challenge in living memory’ …

Local Travel

Buzzwords Local Travel = Travel within one’s own neighborhood or region; Travel with someone in their own neighborhood or region Also see: local, travel Travel and tourism impact local communities, sometimes been officially, sometimes in a negative fashion. The concept of local travel is interpreted differently by various age groups and nationalities so we need …

Travel Links

Photo: Route 66 Museum Links related to travel presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines You want to be a responsible tourist. But what does that even mean? – Washington Post – @hannahbsampson How to get paid to travel – Washington Post I will travel again https://iwilltravelagain.com fareharbor.com @IWillTravelAga1 Elliott Advocacy Elliott Advocacy is a 501(c)(3) …

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) — http://www.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 …

Bike Tours

Photo Planeta.com’s coverage of bikes continues to mature. This page focuses on bike tours – the journals, photos, videos, and recommended friends: Endorsements Mexico Bike Tour Pedro Martinez Hashtags #biketourism Bike Tourism One #tourism niche that works well for many destinations – esp. smaller towns – is attracting bicyclists. Join us for the May #tourismchat, …

Travel Notebook

Photo: Subaru Aquarium From our growing collection of notebooks, collections of fave quotes: Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. This is what life has taught me. – Katherine Mansfield The only question to ask before visiting a place is whether the …

Improving Signage

Photo: La Paz = Peace Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Orientation is key. Good signage obeys three simple rules: 1) The information is clear. 2) The information is accurate. 3) The information is where the visitor is looking. Confusing, obsolete or hard-to-find information leads visitors to question the …

Engaging Tourism Trade Shows

Poster Tourism trade show = an exhibition at which businesses in the tourism sector promote their products and services Can tourism trade shows be more engaging? Specifically, can do they be more successful with locals and remote participants? It’s far too easy to have a tourism trade show in which the locals are the luxury …