Monthly Archives: January 2012

02.2012

February! Mark your calendar for Responsible Tourism Week (February 13-17) and take note of the following: February 2 Dia de la Candelaria (Mexico) February 2 Groundhog Day (USA and Canada) February 2 World Wetlands Day February 5 Constitution Day (Mexico) February 6 Waitangi Day (New Zealand) February 12 Birthday … Continue reading

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Consultation and Nonsultation in Cape York, Australia

One of my favorite buzzwords is ‘Nonsultation’ = A specious public consultation on decisions that have already been made. The word came to mind as I was reading the latest news from the Facebook group Cape York People United in which this … Continue reading

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Gameification On: Responsible Tourism Week Contests

In three weeks we launch Responsible Tourism Week, our free, five-day unconference exploring down-to-earth applications of noble concepts including responsible tourism, conscious travel, the local travel movement and ecotourism with effective and inexpensive social media. What’s new in 2012? Contests! We are preparing contests for travel companies and language schools featured on Planeta.com. Operations will be acknowledged … Continue reading

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Aichi Targets

A few weeks ago Steve McCool wrote a terrific response to my post about the Q&A with Leo Hickman. Steve wrote: Of particular significance is management of tourism and visitation in protected areas — a cornerstone of both conservation and … Continue reading

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Preview: Responsible Tourism Week 2012

Responsible Tourism Week is an online unconference exploring down-to-earth applications of noble concepts including responsible tourism, conscious travel, local travel and ecotourism with practical and inexpensive social media. Everyone’s invited. 2012 is the fourth year for Responsible Tourism Week and we expect … Continue reading

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2011 wiki stats

The term ‘wiki’ is derived from a Polynesian word meaning ‘quick.’ This is an apt descriptor since changes can be made immediately by editors. Think of a wiki as a collaborative mural. Artists come together and prepare something in a public space. … Continue reading

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2011 on the blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,900 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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