Planeta sponsors the Red
Mexicana de Ecoturismo (Mexico Ecotourism Network) to focus
attention on responsible travel and ecotourism
in Mexico. This has been a successful experiment in 1) bridging
events that take place online and in the natural world and 2)
encouraging creative collaboration.
The Red Mexicana de Ecoturismo was christened by Hector
Ceballos-Lascurain during a meeting in 1999. These early
meetings took place in Mexico
City and drew participants from various stakeholder
groups -- tour operators, environmental groups, academia and
Some of our meetings, such as Oaxaca
Options, take place in physical space.
Planeta's main work takes place in the virtual world. The Planeta
Mexico Bulletin, for example, is distributed to more than
300 readers around the globe. We hosted the 2000 ecotourism
Mexico part of a larger regional dialogue Reimagining
Ecotourism in the Americas.