Travel Links

Photo: Route 66 Museum (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others understand about travel and tourism? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesAre sustainable holidays on the itinerary for tourists post-pandemic?You want to be a responsible tourist. But what does that even mean? – WP – @hannahbsampsonHow to get …

Local Travel

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Culinary Tourism

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) 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. Our CoverageWe are hungry for new ideas about culinary tourism options. What are your favorite guided and self-guided tours / routes / …

Why travel?

Roofdog (Some rights reserved) Translating: Why travel?German: Warum reisen?Hawaiian: No ke aha e hele ai?Spanish: ¿Por qué viajar?Swedish: Varför resa? TipsTravel when you can in a way that respects locals Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Solo Travel

Photo: Jasperdo, White Sands Boardwalk (Some rights reserved) Solo Travel = Traveling alone HeadlinesA Love Letter to Driving Alone Elsewhere on the Websolotravelerworld.com Recommended ListeningTalkback — solo travel adventures – Travel is top of mind for many of us right now, with summer holidays upon us. Whether you stick closer to home or venture far …

Tourism, Crisis, and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

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)

Poster 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 …