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If we don't engage in constructing a new framework, then we will find ourselves unprepared for dealing with complex, difficult, challenging issues.
- Active Notebook

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2013 Responsible Travel Week

Responsible Travel Week 2013

Chocolate Night in Oaxaca, Mexico


The Taste of Chocolate & Fair Trade


Responsible Tourism Year 2012

Attention responsible travel fans: For those who enjoyed #rtweek2012, the new hashtag for sharing: #rtyear2012

Responsible Tourism Week

Responsible Tourism Week 02.2012 #rtweek2012

January 30-February 5, 2011

A group of friends in Oaxaca, Mexico are designing the 2011 Responsible Tourism Fair,'s 11th event since 2001 and a veritable model of frugality and slow travel. From January 30-Feburary 5 the event takes place in multiple locations in Oaxaca City and surrounding towns. Visitors had a number of options, including weaver-guided walks in Teotitlán del Valle, photosafaris in public parks and authentic indigenous meals. Self-guided treasure hunts asks foodies to try various cheeses, chocolates and mezcal.

At Home @ Pochimilco 11.2010

February 14-18, 2011

The dates are set for the next Responsible Tourism Week: February 14-18, 2011. Responsible Tourism Week is a wonderful mash-up connecting responsible tourism, the local travel movement, evolving ecotourism and the like with practical and inexpensive Web 2.0 technologies. This online unconference is an excellent way to broaden and deepen our dialogue.

Responsible Tourism Week #rtweek2011

May 2011

South Africa: teamed up with AfrikaT and the City of Cape Town to focus on responsible tourism in cities. Our May 2011 workshop brought together leaders in local government, sustainable tourism and social media, focusing on a practical set of issues - conservation and tourism in cities.

Responsible Tourism in Cities

August 2011

August 8-12, Nutti Sami Siida and friends hosted Indigenous Peoples Week. This is an unconference focusing on Indigenous Peoples and tourism. Themes include biodiversity conservation, crafts, cultural heritage, food and literacy (traditional reading and writing and digital literacy -- the emerging read write culture).

IPW 2011

September 2011

In the interest of developing web literacy and information exchange among managers and providers of tourism services in parks and protected areas, Ron Mader is offering a series of 5-day online workshops with flexible times and dates in September.Details on the Planeta Wiki.

Parks Web 2.0 Workshop: Stretch Yourself


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June 5, 2010

To celebrate World Environment Day (June 5), presents the annual Colibri Ecotourism Award to a leader working toward ecotourism and responsible travel in Mexico!

hashtag: #colibri and #wed2010 (more info about tags and tagging)


July 19-30

The Web 2.0 Workshop creates a unique opportunity to learn how to integrate Social Web tools in a strategic manner that promotes biodiversity conservation, local communities and successful ecotourism. The workshop resumes in Estonia during the European Ecotourism Conference.

european web 2.0 workshop

August 2010 and Ecoturismo Genuino team up to present the Web 2.0 Workshop in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.

chiapas 2010

September 11, 2010's Ron Mader leads the Web 2.0 workshop and presents the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award at the Oregon Ecotourism Conference.

hashtag: #itbw10 (more info about tags and tagging)

2010 ITBW Award

September 26-29, 2010's Ron Mader presents the Web 2.0 Workshop and speaks at the Ecotourism Europe Conference in Estonia.

hashtag: #euroeco (more info about tags and tagging)

european ecotourism conference


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May 17-21, 2010 hosted an online discussion the week of May 17-21 focusing on responsible tourism around the world. To keep track, Planeta Update featured key resources and the RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL WIKI was edited on a regular basis.

hashtag: #rtweek2010 (more info about tags and tagging)


March 22-24, 2010 and Ecoturismo Genuino teamed up to present the Web 2.0 Workshop in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.

chiapas 2010

January 2010

A group of friends in Oaxaca, Mexico created the Responsible Tourism Fair,'s 10th event since 2001 and a veritable model of frugality and slow travel.

The fair took place in multiple locations in Oaxaca City and surrounding towns.

2010 Responsible Tourism Fair (in colour!)


2009 Rural Tourism Fair was a lively series of micro-events with food tastings, photography walks and small festivals among friends. Here are the pictures!

Learn who are the winners of this year's Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award!

In June we celebrated World Environment Day with the 8th annual Colibri Ecotourism Award.

In September we celebrated World Tourism Day (September 27) with the announcement of the third annual Ecotourism Spotlight Award.

All year long we are paid attention to the International Year of Astronomy and the International Year of Textiles.'s Ron Mader to Participate in Responsible Tourism Conference

Responsible Tourism in Cancún: City Tour

Belize - The global conference took place in October 2009. We updated tips about responsible travel photography and fair trade in travel writing. It's all about storytelling.



Reader favorite features about the Web as a tool for social justice, environmental conservation and sustainable development.

g Social Web Strategies (2009-2013)
g Toward Effective Communication in Responsible Travel and Ecotourism (2006-2010)
g A Bold Approach: Sustainable Tourism Strategies in New Zealand (2007)
g Role of Communication in Sustainable Tourism (2006)
g Improving the Dialogue: Responsible Tourism and Conservation (2006)
g Fair Trade in Travel Writing and Photography (2006)
g Reflections from the World Bank (2003-2006)
g Conferences in the Virtual and Natural Worlds (1998-2008)
g Sustainable Development Report (1996-2008)
g Seven Recommendations for Ecuador (2003)
g Estrategias de Mercadotecnia (2003)
g Lecciones sobre Conferencias Virtuales (2003)
g Healing the Disconnect (2001)
g Integrating Biodiversity and Tourism (2001)
g Suggestions for travel agencies entering Latin America's ecotourism and adventure travel market (2000)
g Virtual Veranda: Good Friends and Bridges across Time and Space (1998)
g Bridging Tourism and Technology (1997)
g Digesting Borderland Environmental News (1997)
g Por un nuevo periodismo ambiental en la zona fronteriza (1997)
g Travel in the Age of Internet (1996)
g Ecotourism and Spirituality (1996)
g Building a Latin American Internet Commons (La Plaza Abierta) (1996)
g Coloquio Internacional sobre Ecoturismo (1996)
g Defining Ecotourism ... Latin America Style (1995)
Index of Planeta Conferences


b Eco-friendly events can leave unfriendly footprints - G. Jeffrey MacDonald/USA Today


g Evaluating the International Year of Ecotourism + 10 2012
g Tourism and Biodiversity 2010-2012
g Food, Health and Cultivating Communities 2008-2011
g Tourism and Climate Change 2008-2009
g Ecotourism Challenges Dialogue 2007
g City Environments 2004-2011
g Environmental Impact of Transportation 2003
g Sustainable Development of Ecotourism 2002





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