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Responsible Travel Week 2014. It’s On Right Now, So You’re Not Too Late

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 13 February 2014

This week, from February 10 to 16, 2014, is Responsible Travel Week, the sixth annual online unconference focusing on responsible travel. It’s free to take part, and there’s no jet lag, as all events occur online and around the world through local events organized by participants. Look for (and use!) the #rtweek14 hashtag.

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Third Annual Indigenous Peoples Week: August 5 to 11, 2013

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 29 July 2013

Next week, The Travel Word once again honors the place of indigenous people in tourism by taking part in the third annual Indigenous Peoples Week. This year, the goal continues to be to raise awareness of indigenous tourism options for travelers and to improve digital literacy skills among the indigenous tourism providers themselves.

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A Wakeup Call for a Healthier Year: Responsible Travel Week 2013

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 10 February 2013

Responsible Travel Week 2013 is the fifth annual unconference hosted by Planeta.com. Its goal is to help people fall in love with responsible travel, as well as demonstrate how social networking is an easy and inexpensive means of documenting the challenges and successes of developing it.

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How Do You Meet Locals While Travelling?

  • WHL Group
  • 4 November 2012

A major highlight of travel is always the people we meet along the way, especially local inhabitants. Local people burst the tourist bubble and offer valuable insight and access to incredible experiences. They are a traveller’s best inroad to a place. Just what are some of the best ways to meet locals while travelling? We sat down with the staff of the WHL Group to tease out their thoughts about how to infiltrate local life.

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Indigenous Tourism and Indigenous Peoples Week (August 6-12, 2012)

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 3 August 2012

The Travel Word joins forces with others around the globe to look at and salute the role of indigenous people in tourism. All week we will focus our articles on different qualities of indigenous tourism and hope they inspire you to join us in honouring the ancient cultural roots from which we have all sprung, roots that remain robust but require our admiration, care and protection.

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Slow Down and Go Local: Responsible Tourism Week 2012 – February 13-19

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 9 February 2012

It’s back! And it is expected to be better than ever. The fourth annual Responsible Tourism Week is scheduled to run from February 13 to 19, 2012. Hosted by Planeta.com, it is touted as “a free unconference exploring down-to-earth applications of noble concepts including responsible tourism, conscious travel, the local travel movement and ecotourism with effective and inexpensive social media and local events.”

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The Local Voices Rally and Tally for Local Travel Experts

  • The Travel Word
  • 13 June 2011

We know you’ve got your favourite travel destinations. Everyone does. Now, through the Local Voices Rally and Tally for Local Travel Experts, you can vote for your favourites AND help some ethical local travel experts win support for their businesses. It’s very, very easy! During the month of June, it’s as simple as pasting some text and adding your name.

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Urban Adventures Tweets Out Loud on #TNI

  • WHL Group
  • 9 May 2011

If there’s one thing we know about travellers on Twitter, it’s that we are a sharing bunch. This is made obvious by the friendships and conversations frequently engaged in by all types of tweeps (‘tweeting peeps’) and travellers, but especially during travel-specific Twitter events. On Thursday, May 5, 2011, Urban Adventures sponsored and hosted one such event, the popular weekly Travelers’ Night In (aka #TNI).

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Responsible Tourism Week 2011: February 14-18, 2011

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 9 February 2011

If the third time’s a charm, then the annual Responsible Tourism Week, taking place online from February 14 to 18, will be even more inspiring than the last two. Billed as an unconventional, online unconference, it is a fun mash-up exploring down-to-earth applications of noble concepts including responsible tourism, the Local Travel Movement and ecotourism with practical and inexpensive Web 2.0 technologies.

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A View from the Fringe of the World Travel Market 2010

  • Paul Tavner
  • 27 November 2010

With the milestone of the 2010 World Travel Market (WTM) now fading into memory, many who attended or were involved to some degree are left asking a single question: Where did 2010 go? Time has absolutely flown by since last year’s event. I didn’t attend the WTM this year, but was involved in several of the large number of peripheral events, like the WTM Fringe Networking event.

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