The fun begins: Responsible Tourism Week 2012
- Fall in love with responsible travel February 13-19 as Planeta.com hosts
Responsible Tourism Week, our week-long online unconference. The fun begins
2012 is the fourth year for Responsible Tourism Week and Planeta.com's 12th
year of online conferencing. We expect the conversations to take a great
leap forward thanks to inspired participation.
Responsible Tourism Week is a free unconference exploring down-to-earth
applications of noble concepts including responsible tourism, conscious
travel, the local travel movement and ecotourism with inexpensive social
And if you are in London, Cape Town or Oaxaca, we have free local events to
How to participate:
Tweet using the hashtag #rtweek2012
Post a comment on Ron's blog
Post a video response to Ron's video
Who should participate?
For travelers, this is an opportunity to see where to go, how to travel and
who to meet. For travel businesses and local tourism leaders, this is free
advertising and an opportunity to learn good practices from around the
globe. For journos and other media pros, this is an opportunity to scan
beyond the horizon for new stories. Another plus: admission is free and
there's no jet lag!
What is Responsible Tourism?
Responsible tourism is treating others the way they wish to be treated. It's
a variation on the Platinum Rule ... it's also good manners. Put another way
courtesy of the 2002 Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism:
responsible tourism creates better places for people to live and better
places to visit.
Why an unconference?
Traditional conferences are overly scripted without opportunities to engage
one another. We created Responsible Tourism Week as an inexpensive way
to broaden and deepen conversations about travel and tourism.
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Responsible Tourism Week
Week van Verantwoordelike Toerisme
Veckan fur Ansvarsfull Turism
Woche des Tourismus mit Verantwortung
Semaine du Tourisme Equitable
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** Responsible Tourism Week on the Web **
More info about Responsible Tourism Week is online Planeta