We only trust in people that we know well. That’s good. We should apply the same rule to things we buy. Like this carpet from Fèz, Morocco. If you ever happen to stay there don’t miss to follow the artisan and cultural heritage routes. Want to get to know? Have a look here: http://www.2server.de/TourBlog/WordPress/fes-medina-artisan-project/
The appeal of “Nothing Special”
New life for old towns through sustainable tourism
Alex Kerr at TEDxKyoto 2013
Volunteer Hayley talks about using her business skills to volunteer in The Gambia and why she chose to work with people and places - ” From the moment I contacted them right through to the end of my volunteer experience …I felt informed, supported, I had all the information I needed”
via Sally Grayson, People and Places
Indonesia attracts tourism with sustainable recovery
Restoring the natural surroundings after tsunami destruction: mangrove nursery, cultivating coral reefs
Global 3000 (von LisabreenTV)
Afghan beauty spot dreams of tourism return
We use to think of Afghanistan as a war shaken country. But did you ever hear about Bamiyan valley?
What I like about this short film is that it helps to take a closer look at communities beyond our horizon.
Responsible Travel A-Z: English - German
Translating is discussing is interacting is understanding.
Thanks to Ron Mader’s Planeta website we have this wonderful Planeta Wiki which is an inexhaustible source for every enthusiast of responsible travel (or anyone who wants to get familiar with this complex subject). So I thought it could be helpful to use the Buzzword Bingo tool to find some German translations since this could help me (and perhaps others) to reflect upon the concept of making travel a meaningful event for both locals and visitors.
responsible travel, ein Album auf Flickr.
Just uploaded a poster celebrating Responsible Travel Week 2013. Asked my 6 year old boy to draw a world map for that purpose, and he did an excellent job, didn’t he?
Ever got a nicer invitation? So join Responsible Travel Week February 11-17 and get involved: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/rtweek2013.
And if you’re on Google+ don’t forget to visit the "Local Travel" community: https://plus.google.com/communities/111562381725373837263
Join Responsible Travel Week 2013, February 11-17: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/rtweek2013
It’s open to everyone and free of charge!
(Thanks to Aivar Ruukel via @Ruukel)