Responsible Travel Week Day #4. Today’s challenge:Be curious.
Curiosity is the desire to learn about anything. It’s giving free range to inquisitiveness.
I find it curious that many colleagues in tourism are frankly not that curious. Officials and tour providers alike use the ‘business as usual’ approach when business is anything but usual these days. It is as if tourism is being promoted the same way it was in 1970 or 1980: show some exotic locales and emboss the name of a travel agent. Promotional posters show iconic imagery but rarely faces of locals.
We have been inspired by the social web — the handmade videos, the smartphone photos, the informative podcasts that give a glimpse to what lies beyond the horizon.
Social Web Challenge: Search for a place you’d like to travel on Flickr. What are the most ‘interesting’ pictures? Which photos have a Creative Commons share alike-attribution license? You can also broaden your search by topic and we highly recommend checking out the eye candy that constitutes the groups World Market,World Mountains and World Parks. Bonus points if you give the pictures you like a star!
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