Monthly Archives: September 2013

10.2013

Every day is Octoberfest in October! We’re most excited about the October 5 Worldwide Photo Walk and Open Access Week (October 21-27). Both of these events serve as benchmark for tourism and conservation events: why can’t all events be more inclusive, more innovative … Continue reading

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Leaving México

On a personal note, I will be leaving México in November 2013. I’ve talked about exit strategies before, but now the time seems perfect to make the leap. Que te vas y te vas y te vas y no te … Continue reading

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What are your plans for World Tourism Day (Friday, September 27)?

UNWTO hosts World Tourism Day on September 27. What are your plans? Comments welcome below and in our Flickr discussion. Breaking: Official host of the 2014 WTD celebration: México. 2013’s World Tourism Day is held under the theme “Tourism and Water – Protecting Our Common … Continue reading

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How well do cities use the social web?

Cities need the human voice to articulate stories about sustainable practices and responsible travel. At its best, these are face-to-face encounters which are often supplemented by the social web. We’re able to meetup if we have contact via our smartphones and digital devices. … Continue reading

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September 8 is International Literacy Day #LiteracyDay

If you can read this, thank a teacher! September 8 is International Literacy Day. We may have the computers, smartphones and wired wonders galore, but at a practical level digital illiteracy is thoroughly embedded in government, in business, in education, in health … . Questions: How do we become … Continue reading

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09.2013

September is mes de la patria in Mexico, biodiversity month in Australia and tourism month in South Africa. Mark your calendar! From September 8-15 is Conservation Week in New Zealand. September 8 is International Literacy Day which we use to call out attention for digital literacy. September 27 is World Tourism Day and we make our annual … Continue reading

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