Space Travel

Photo: NASA Astronaut (Some rights reserved) Space Travel = travel through outer space CelebrationsApril 12 International Day of Human Space Flight The General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011, declared April 12 as the International Day of Human Space Flight “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for …

Stones in the Road

Photo: Ron Mader, Kingman Wash (Some rights reserved) (2022) 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 …

Astrotourism

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Astrotourism = Astronomical tourism There are plenty of star parties, festivals, and telescope tours around the world. Look up after dark. HeadlinesThe ultimate stargazing road trip – BBCYour Next Trip? It’s Written in the Stars – NYTimesThe 6 Best Places to Stargaze in AustraliaThe rise of astrotourism: Why your next …

Improving Signage

Photo: Ron Mader, La Paz = Peace (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Irresponsible Tourism

Screenshot Irresponsible tourism = Not responsible tourism HeadlinesTourists are welcome in Oaxaca, Mexico. Their increasingly bad behavior is not. – Washington Post – @natbcoWhat’s wrong with the Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum and Preserve? – @highcountrynews Questions = Preguntas What are the overlaps between irresponsible activism and irresponsible tourism? = ¿Cuáles son las superposiciones entre el …

Tourism in Australia

Photo: Mark Wassell, Uluru (Some rights reserved) Key links and resources to travel and tourism in Australia: Headlines Ecotourism Australia announces Elissa Keenan as new Chief ExecutiveThe Best Road Trips In Australia – Horizon Guides 2021 Stimulating Australia’s Tourism Industry – Q+A Headlines (2020)Ecotourism Australia implores governments for ongoing support of natural attractions and ecotourism …

Sports Tourism

Photo: Ron Mader, Las Vegas Strip (Some rights reserved) Sports tourism = Travel to see or participate in sports HeadlinesMLB relocating All-Star game will cost Georgia $100M, tourism official says Embedded Tweets Bingo Arena – CWS – Fans – PSL – Sports – Sports Tourism – Stadium – Travel Planeta.com

Mexico Tourism

Photos: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones (Some rights reserved) What would locals and visitors like to know about Tourism in Mexico? Planeta.com hosts this resource guide featuring key links, headlines, announcements, reports, and the like. The sector changes frequently, so please let us know if there are additions or edits to be made on this page …

Travel

Photo: Cows (Some rights reserved) 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 launched in 1994 to explore ecotourism …

Community Tourism

Lingo Cards 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 …