European Ecotourism

Poster: 2018 Conference During the 2002 Ecotourism Summit several European leaders were hopeful that ecotourism could be protective of rural wilderness and respect urban nature. FacebookEuropean Ecotourism ConferenceEuropean Ecotourism Network Questions To the organizers and participants – Will the conference have live and recorded video? Is there a directory of participants? Bonus points for a …

Has tourism had its day?

Roofdog (Some rights reserved) 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 …

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 …

Sian Ka’an Links

Photo: Valerie Hukalo, View from the boat (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Elsewhere on the WebTrip Advisor: Biosphere Reserve-Sian Ka’anmexicancaribbean.travel/maya-kaan Embedded Tweets WikipediaSian Ka’an Planeta.com

Travel Notebook

Photo: Ron Mader, Subaru Aquarium (Some rights reserved) From our growing collection of notebooks, collections of fave quotes: Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. This is what life has taught me.– Katherine Mansfield The only question to ask before visiting a …

Positive Travel Bias

Lingo Cards 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 …

Slow Travel

Photo: Monte Albán, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Think smart, travel slow– Tagline, Planeta.com Slow travel is a breath of fresh air for everyone who has “been there…done that” and wants something deeper. Our suggestion: take a deep breath and slow down. Take time to enjoy the experience, visit people and savor places. Get to know …

Travel Warning

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) 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

Tourism Definitions

Artwork (Some rights reserved) The following is our take on defining the terms and establishing alternatives to a one-size-fits-all ontology. 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 …