Signage

Photo: Noche de Chocolate (Some rights reserved) Signage = signs collectively, especially commercial or public display signs 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 HeadlinesAdvertising companies wanted …

Conscious Travel

Photo: Ron Mader, Labyrinth (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Visitors

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Visitor = a person visiting a person or place Years ago (2005ish) Oaxaca’s Hugo Antonio Santiago suggested that instead of using the word ‘tourist’ or ‘traveler’ we use the word ‘visitor.’ A more inclusive approach to language is a better way to interact with one another. Translation: VisitorsMāori: Manuhiri / …

Sustainable Tourism

Poster: How do you define sustainable tourism? As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how to define sustainable tourism. Comments welcome. The notion that tourism could be “sustainable” is part of a broader dialogue on sustainable development, doughnut economics, regenerative everything, and other buzzwordy themes and campaigns. The goal is that development meet …

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

Photo: Ron Mader, Vaquero (Some rights reserved) 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 …

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 …