Category Archives: africa

July 17 Inaugural Google+ Hangout: Travel in Parks and Protected Areas

On Wednesday, June 17 join us for a lively, unscripted conversation about travel in parks and protected areas around the world. Join the hangout on Google+. Starting time 9am CDT We’ll preview the 2014 World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia and ask: what can we expect from this … Continue reading

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Getting the Hang of the Wednesday Hangout

Wednesday Hangouts continue on Google+. We see this as a way to connect with friends passionate about local travel, responsible tourism, ecotourism and the blossoming field of conscious travel. If you missed this morning’s chat, here’s the recording of our Local Travel … Continue reading

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Marketing Responsible Travel in South Africa #MarketingSA

Today – Wednesday, May 15 – Planeta.com and This Tourism Week are teaming up to present practical social web tips to tourism pros in South Africa. The venue will be a conference on the South Coast hosted by Ugu South Cost Tourism. Martin Hatchuel of … Continue reading

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What does responsible travel look like in Durban? #Indaba2013

This week Durban, South Africa hosts the annual Indaba Tourism Conference, hashtag #indaba2013 on Twitter and Google+. I haven’t attended for two years, but I am fascinated by this city. Have you seen Doung’s Durban City Walk? On Monday I’ll … Continue reading

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Marketing Local: Social Web Tips for South Africa’s Tourism Pros

Wednesdays in April Details on Planeta.com, Planeta Wiki Marketing Local: Social Web Tips for South Africa’s Tourism Pros from ron mader  

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Indigenous Peoples Week 2012

Day #1 of Indigenous Peoples Week! Have a listen on iPadio! Happy August 6 to everyone and a special greeting to Curiosity on Mars. I stayed awake late last night to watch the livestreaming video from NASA, so I am a … Continue reading

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#COP17 in Durban

Durban, South Africa – #COP17 begins and runs through December 9. We’re keeping track of the stories via Storify.

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We Need Cape Town

Brand new! Here is today’s conversation with Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte Du Toit-Helmbold who always inspires. I had the privilege of meeting Mariëtte earlier this year at the Responsible Tourism in Cities Workshop. What I love dearly is how … Continue reading

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Revealing Cape Town in Real-Time

A big Cape Town reveal live from South Africa! October 17 – Live webcast and launch of Cape Town marketing campaign  @CapeTownTourism #cttagm2011 Video Highlights Chairman’s Report by Ian Bartes, Chairman of the Cape Town Tourism Board An overview of the … Continue reading

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South African Standard for Responsible Tourism

Today (September 12) is the official launch of the South African National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism at the Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna, South Africa. Some history: The National Department of Tourism developed a standard for responsible tourism which … Continue reading

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