Fall in love with responsible tourism. The dates are set for the next Responsible Tourism Week. This unconventional, online unconference takes place Feb 14-18, 2011.
Responsible Tourism Week 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. Take a peak at what was accomplished this year via the Planeta Wiki and on Slideshare.
Planeta are seeking partners and financial sponsors. Simply put, this online unconference is an excellent way to broaden and deepen dialogue about sustainable practice and tourism. The event encourages participants to articulate their core values and the way they put noble ideas into practice. It’s an opportunity to introduce new events, tours and research projects as well as an opportunity to summarize recent events. Yes, it’s a high-tech, but also promotes the foamboard . For those who can keep track of a hashtag, it’s a new window to the world!
How to participate? You can start now by documenting the stories you’d like to share. In particular they highlight photos on Flickr, tweets on Twitter, videos on YouTube and recommended blogs and wikis. This year they will start to feature tours using Gowalla and Foursquare. Check out the toolbox!