What are your favorite places to take photos of authentic and beloved Vegas locales?

Photo: Ron Mader, Vaquero What would locals like visitors to know about Las Vegas? We’re updating our game called Las Vegas Treasure Hunt and need your help in creating a checklist: what are your favorite places to take photos of authentic and beloved Vegas locales? Questions What are your favorite places to take photos of …

Conscious Travel

Photo: Labyrinth Conscious Travel = Being mindful of the impact and opportunities within travel as hosts and visitors and taking action to advance the best possible outcomes for all Conscious travel and tourism are terms favored by Planeta.com. Simply put, it is traveling with one’s conscience and connecting with others in a particular place. Empathy …

Visitors

Buzzwords Visitor = a person visiting a person or place Oaxaca’s Hugo Antonio Santiago suggests that instead of using the word ‘tourist’ or ‘traveler’ we use the word ‘visitor.’ A more inclusive language is a better way to interact with one another. Translation: VisitorsMaori: ManuhiriSpanish: Visitante QuotesWhile Australians love a rant as much as the …

Signage

Photo: Local Cheese Maker, Smith’s Signage = Wikipedia: Signage is the design or use of signs and symbols to communicate a message to a specific group, usually for the purpose of marketing or a kind of advocacy. Translating: SignageSpanish: Señalización Google Graph Elsewhere on the WebWorld Signs Gallery WikipediaSignage Improving Signage Planeta.com

Sustainable Tourism

Poster: How do you define sustainable tourism? As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define sustainable tourism. Comments welcome. The notion that tourism could be “sustainable” is part of the dialogue on sustainable development. The goal is that development meet the needs of the present visitors and locals while protecting future …

Tourism, Parks and Protected Areas

Photo: Lake Mead NRA Visitors’ Center Tourism in parks and protected areas can be a boon to local conservation efforts or it can afflict biodiversity conservation and environmental management. Many travelers find meaningful encounters with nature in protected areas, but wilderness fans are often at a loss when figuring out where to go and how …

Webinar: Visitor Use Management Framework, Part 2

IUCN/WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS) in partnership with the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council (IVUMC) and Ecoturismo Genuino presented a live video webinar July 5. The Visitor Use Management Framework is a process designed for federal managers to collaboratively develop, implement, and monitor strategies and actions to provide sustainable access to lands …