Hosts World Heritage Cities Congress
Drinks and Conscious Travel in Las Vegas
the Airport: Las Vegas
We joined the Responsible
Tourism in Cities Conference as part of the Indaba tourism
conference in Durban.
The event was presented by The City of Cape Town in partnership
with Cape Town Tourism and South African Tourism. Media partners
The 2004 Urban Ecotourism Conference was Planeta's 14th online
event and co-sponsored by Balam
Mexican Conservation Learning Network, The
Shores System, Sustainable
Tourism Net and Sustainable
One of our most popular e-conferences examined the importance
of cities in developing an eco ethic for travelers. The Urban
Ecotourism Conference took place in September and October 2004.
The online event had more than 30 active participants
representing more than a dozen countries: Brazil, Canada, Ecuador,
England, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand,
South Africa, Spain and the United States.
Participants agreed upon a declaration which sets the stage
for greening tourism in cities around the globe. The declaration
is a collective response to a common challenge -- making urban
spaces more liveable while protecting biodiversity.
We submitted the document to the organizers of World
The conference declaration
is translated into Spanish
For individual financial contributions, thanks to participants
Mary Finn, Elliot Helman, Carolina Garcia, Antonis Petropoulos,
Mike Robbins and Medicine Hat College.
For promoting the event, special thanks to our co-sponsors
as well as World
Tourism Organization, Development
of Tourism Research, sustainable-tourism,
Indymedia, Fondo Mexicano
para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, Business Mexico,
Thorn Tree, ECOCLUB.com,
of Tourism Research and the Society
of Environmental Journalists.