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September 27 is World Tourism Day #wtd2015

The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. World Tourism Day is hosted by the UNWTO . Planeta.com has celebrated World … Continue reading

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Global Summit on #CityTourism

Apologies for the short notice, but tomorrow (Wedneday, December 10) the UNWTO hosts the #CityTourism Summit and will stream the event live from Barcelona, Spain. Anyone interested in transcribing highlights? If so, please help edit this Google Doc Key Links http://destination.unwto.org/event/3rd-global-summit-city-tourismContinue 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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Tourism and Media: Taking Responsibility

Today I watched the live-streaming coverage of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Tourism and Media Conference live from Marsa Alam, Egypt. Hashtag: #tourismmedia Storify: #tourismmedia Video streaming by Ustream Kudos to the event organizers for making this conference public. I’ve long pestered tourism event … Continue reading

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Tourism, Social Media and the New Engagement

This week Planeta.com focuses our attention on the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Tourism and Media Conference which takes place Thursday and Friday. Hashtag: #tourismmedia “There are many stories to share in the world of tourism and media,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader, … Continue reading

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