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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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Today’s Wildlife Travel Hangout

Keen on seeing animals in the wild on your next trip? Check out the discussion from today’s wildlife travel hangout for an insider chat on how to avoid operations that exploit the wildlife and local communities. We talked about what’s … Continue reading

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Getting the Hang of the Wednesday Hangout

Wednesday Hangouts continue on Google+. We see this as a way to connect with friends passionate about local travel, responsible tourism, ecotourism and the blossoming field of conscious travel. If you missed this morning’s chat, here’s the recording of our Local Travel … Continue reading

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Marketing Responsible Travel in South Africa #MarketingSA

Today – Wednesday, May 15 - Planeta.com and This Tourism Week are teaming up to present practical social web tips to tourism pros in South Africa. The venue will be a conference on the South Coast hosted by Ugu South Cost Tourism. Martin Hatchuel of … Continue reading

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Marketing Local: Future of Travel Events

Today’s live Wednesday hangout focused on the future of travel events and trade conferences. The consensus of our panel was that more innovation is needed to make events more engaging locally and globally via the social web and simply being … Continue reading

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Slideshare Tips for Conservation and Tourism Pros

I’d like to talk up one of my preferred tools for sharing presentations and learning from other colleagues. Slideshare – www.slideshare.net – is an online platform for sharing presentations, PDFs and documents. You can upload your files, tag them, and make them available … Continue reading

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Keeping the Planet Fresh: Common Ground Podcast for September 13

Brand New! We’re keeping the planet fresh with a podcast. The advantage audio has over video is that the pictures are so much better! That said, check out our travel and tourism podcast titled ‘Common Ground‘ which looks at happenings … Continue reading

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South African Standard for Responsible Tourism

Today (September 12) is the official launch of the South African National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism at the Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna, South Africa. Some history: The National Department of Tourism developed a standard for responsible tourism which … Continue reading

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