Astrotourism

Lingo Cards Astrotourism = Astronomical tourism There are plenty of star parties, festivals, telescope tours, and more at International Dark Sky Places. Some say the best part of parks can only be experienced after sunset. Look up and there’s a galaxy to behold. HeadlinesYour Next Trip? It’s Written in the Stars – NYTimesastrotourism-stars-sightseeing-telescopes-where-to-gohttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment/astrotourism-new-sustainable-travel-trend/ Elsewhere on …

Travel Links

Photo: Route 66 Museum Links related to travel presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesYou want to be a responsible tourist. But what does that even mean? – Washington Post – @hannahbsampsonHow to get paid to travel – Washington Post I will travel againhttps://[email protected] FacebookTourism Alert and Action Forum YouTubeTravel Film Archive Industryhttps://qz.com/1419103/is-tourism-really-the-worlds-largest-industryhttp://tourismplace.blogspot.com/2008/04/tourism-is-not-worlds-largest-industry.html Geographytgjournal.comFacebook Elsewhere …

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 UN World Tourism Organization. Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day since 1995, a little late to the party but earlier …

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) — 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 …

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, …

Has tourism had its day?

Roofdog FeaturesFreya Higgins-Desbiolles asks Has tourism had its day? Has tourism had its day? I would like to think that the conventional discourse of what constitutes travel and tourism is about to flip on its head, much like Earth’s magnetic pole. I wish there were more coverage / reflection on the changing press coverage of …

Stones in the Road

Photo: Kingman Wash (2021) 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 should I go?’ Neither do …

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 …

Space Travel

Photo: NASA Astronaut Space Travel = travel through outer space HeadlinesThe Future of Space Tourism and Exploration with Bill Harwoodhttps://boingboing.net/2018/12/13/virgin-galactic-officially-fli.htmlhttp://money.cnn.com/2018/01/04/technology/future/space-lookahead-2018https://qz.com/1265087/watch-jeff-bezos-space-company-blue-origin-launch-its-space-tourism-rocket-new-shepard/ Embedded Tweets Photos Features Planeta.com

Why travel?

Roofdog Translating: Why travel?German: Warum reisen?Hawaiian: No ke aha e hele ai?Spanish: ¿Por qué viajar?Swedish: Varför resa? TipsTravel when you can. Planeta.com