Day #5 winds up the 2011 Responsible Tourism Week! For everyone who shared information via Twitter or Facebook or Flickr, many thanks. We have so many examples from around the world. The highlights should be recommended reading, viewing and listening for everyone interested in making travel better for a better world.
You are welcome to continue using the #rtweek2011 throughout the year to tag Twitter posts. If there is interest, we will conduct a follow-up Responsible Tourism Week later this year. Also, we will support existing responsible tourism events, from 1-day workshops to seminars. Let us know how to be supportive of your efforts.
Tip – For updates keep track on the Planeta Wiki
Invitation – If you have not done so already, you are cordially invited to fill out the Responsible Tourism Survey
Financial contributions are welcome via ChipIn
Nutti bäst på ekoturism
Le Journal de l’EcoTourisme
So what is responsible tourism and do the French care anyway?
The Community of Soloy (Panama)
Slow travel in my own home city
Tips for Travelers – Cape Town Tourism
RT Week – Deidre Luzmore
Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism
National urban parks (Finland)
Toronto Highs & Lows
Word of the Day: Carrotmob
Carrotmob = event where people support an environmentally-friendly store by gathering en masse to purchase the store’s products (not necessarily carrots!). Our challenge: how do we bring the carrotmob to ecotourism, indigenous travel and responsible tourism?
How to participate: Be Engaged
Watch, comment, favorite the Intro to RT Week Video
We also recommend viewing the plethora of posts on Twitter:
How to participate: Be Creative
Add your own photos to Flickr — http://www.flickr.com
Introduce yourself on our Facebook Event — http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127396940658420&ref=mf
Tweet with the hashtag #rtweek2011 — http://twitter.com
How to participate: Be Generous
Coment, tag, like or retweet the information you recommend
Add a comment or a thumbs up to our YouTube playlist — http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E704D43495A0300F
Have a heart and favorite the Slideshow presentation — http://www.slideshare.net/planeta/rtweek2011
Add a star to Flickr photos — http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/72157625516720528
Extra Credit: Add photos of world food to our Flickr Group
Kind regards, Ron Mader