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 Hashtags#biketourism Bike Tourism HeadlinesFive New U.S. Bicycle Routes to celebrate in the New Year! – Adventure CyclingTwo Strangers Meet by Chance on Their Epic Bike Ride Journeys – Bicycling.comfor-the-luxury-travel-industry-biking-is-the-new-golf5-reasons-why-bicycle-tourism-matters – @pathlesspedaledBike tourism …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo: Ron and Zoe Travel around the globe continues to mature and offer options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly as possible. While there are few standard definitions used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork 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 their interests or situation. This is the long tail of multiple definitions and options for travelers and locals alike. …

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, …

Irresponsible Tourism

Buzzwords Irresponsible tourism = Not responsible tourism Key Linksfacebook.com/groups/irresponsibletourism “This is a whistle-blowing, campaigning, and discussion forum for anyone who is concerned about irresponsible tourism and who wants to draw it to the attention of others and the media; or to discuss what can be done about it. Many are now beginning to use the …

Culinary Tourism

Buzzwords Culinary tourism = the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences A growing area of culinary tourism are cooking classes and visits with favorite local cooks. Planeta.comWe are hungry for new ideas about culinary tourism options. What are your favorite guided and self-guided tours / routes / fairs / experiences? To be …

Stones in the Road

Photo: Badlands 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 they proclaim ‘I want to support sustainable tourism. What are my options?’ or …

Community Tourism

Buzzwords Community Tourism =  travel to communities (often rural, and economically marginalized) in which locals sell food, accommodation, guided visits, and folk art Questions Semantics – what is the difference between community tourism and community-based tourism? Any recommended reports, publications, photos with a Creative Commons license permitting republication and translation? Questions for Community Tourism Services …

Travel Warning

Buzzwords Travel Warning = Official statement issued by a government agency to provide information about the relative safety of visiting a foreign location Also see: travel advisory Examplehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/03/08/state-department-warns-of-security-threat-in-playa-del-carmen-popular-resort-city-in-mexicoPlaneta.com