Responsible Travel Week, Day #5: Friday, February 15
2013 is the fifth year for Responsible Travel Week (February 11-17) and Planeta.com’s 13th year of innovative conferencing. We expect our global conversation to take a great leap forward thanks to inspired participation.
All this week we’ve made specific suggestions Monday-Friday that corresponded to the levels of engagement. Featured were special motivational exercises to help you be attentive (Monday), generous (Tuesday), creative (Wednesday), empathetic (Thursday). Today’s challenge? Drumroll please!
Day #5. Be curious.
“Responsible travelers have to be passionately curious,” says Martin Hatchuel. Responsible travel is not merely ticking the boxes or repeating what’s been done in a repetitive fashion. This is the opportunity to expand one’s horizons.
It’s O.K. to ask questions, even provocative questions. Use the responsible tourism groups and the RT Week event page on Facebook to post questions. Tweet questions (using the hashtag #rtweek2013).
As it’s Foodie Friday, eat something local and delicious. We highly recommend saying ‘thank you’ to the vendors at a local market or the chef at a favorite restaurant. Bonus points if you share photos in our Flickr Groups World Food and World Market.
Elsewhere on the Web:
- Can food make responsible travel irresponsiblle?
- Tourist Snapshots Help Researchers Understand Maldives’ Whale Sharks
- Responsible Cape Town
- How to organize a photo safari
- Food, Health and Cultivating Communities
- Earth Day Art Contest