Mexico Tourism

Photo: Taxco Updating our snapshot of travel and tourism in Mexico. This month we will index the government’s tourism portals at federal, state, and local levels. Are websites updated? Are social web channels used? = Actualizando nuestra instantánea de viajes y turismo en México. Este mes indexaremos los portales de turismo del gobierno a nivel …

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 …

Travel

Photo: Cows Travel is more than getting from Point A to B. The act of moving connects us to places and people in ways unimagined by standing still. Moving beyond the horizon, we need to be open to new experiences and empathetic to others. Planeta.com was created 25 years ago in 1994 to explore ecotourism …

Positive Travel Bias

Buzzwords Newly (2018) coined term from Robert Reid @reidontravel: Positive Travel Bias. We’ll be exploring this further and updating this essay. Writing in Transitions Abroad, Reid writes: Of the dozen types of cognitive biases — e.g. “confirmation bias” is the tendency to agree with people who agree with us — there’s one bias that strikes …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork The following is our take on defining the terms and establishing alternatives to a one-size-fits-all ontology. Spotlighthttps://www.planeta.com/agritourismhttps://www.planeta.com/community-tourismhttps://www.planeta.com/conscious-travelhttps://www.planeta.com/culinary-tourismhttps://www.planeta.com/cultural-tourismhttps://www.planeta.com/ecotourismhttps://www.planeta.com/ethnotourismhttps://www.planeta.com/gastrodiplomacyhttps://www.planeta.com/geotourismhttps://www.planeta.com/indigenous-tourismhttps://www.planeta.com/irresponsible-tourismhttps://www.planeta.com/last-chance-tourismhttps://www.planeta.com/rthttps://www.planeta.com/rural-tourismhttps://www.planeta.com/smart-tourismhttps://www.planeta.com/sustainable-tourism 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 their interests or …

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 …