Planeta.com announces the
development of a who's
who working toward responsible travel and ecotourism in the United
"We would like to see who's doing what in the world of ecotourism
travel," said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader.
A wiki has
been created in which editors are updating information in a collaborative
fashion. The project has received generous editorial assistance
from Gerhard Buttner and Richard Hammond and comments from a half
dozen others. "A project of this sort demands local contribution,"
The Who's Who includes organizations, research centers, publishers
and a special feature on City Environments.
Among the institutions profiled: Bradt Travel Guides, Ecoescape,
Forum for the Future, GreenTraveller, Wanderlust, Fringe Travel,
Leaplocal, Maketravelfair, Travelmole, Your Safe Planet, the International
Centre for Responsible Tourism, Hidden Britain South East, Overseas
Development Institute, Responsibletravel.com and Tourism Concern.
The complete directory is updated via the Planeta
Wiki with links to the primary website and Web
"We have worked with many of these players before," said
Mader, "but until we crafted this index, we didn't see grasp
the depth and breadth of the work of these actors. Hopefully, it
will shed light on the participants themselves, who may not be aware
of who's working next door."
Criteria for Inclusion
Any UK-based organisation, group or website which actively promotes,
researches, or networks and offers space for exchange of ideas on
topics related to responsible tourism, ecotourism, sustainable travel,
ethical travel and green travel.