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Ron Mader: is a labor of love, a handcrafted website started in 1994. My earnest interest in tourism as a means of transformation and social activism began in the late 1980s when I studied the origins of ecotourism in Mexico and Costa Rica. 'Planeta' by the way is the way to say the word 'planet' in Spanish -- my first attempt to embrace a multilingual world! We may not have a common language but we share a common ground. continues to be a thoughtful and fun exploration of the world in a conscientious manner. I embrace all sort of new trends that go beyond ecotourism, including relations with indigenous tourism, carrotmobs, slow travel and the local travel movement.

This wiki takes us further!

A few questions for you (levels of engagement)
In 2016 we begin the migration of old school HTML pages to the bones of a Wordpress platform. We'll be moving things bit by bit, so it would help if you could let us know

what pages you'd like to see updated?
would you like to help edit the new site?
Would you like to help edit the wiki?
Would you like to advertise on
How can we improve

- Ron Mader


how many people are subscribed to the youtube channel?

how many people is ron following on twitter?

how many times has quitoweb2 been edited? how many times was the page viewed?


Following on Twitter

Followers on Twitter

Wiki viewers per day (2011 average)

Planeta Update Subscribers

Launch of Planeta as newsletter and gopher site

Launch of Website

Unique viewers for per day (2008 average)

Flickr viewers per day (2011 average)

Also see twitter, linkedin, facebook


The community serves is ridiculously broad, diverse and deep. The core group are eco-minded travelers and professionals. We have received kudos from policy-makers, back-packers, mom-and-pop hotels.

We encourage our editors to help develop this wikispace.

we assist visitors in creating your own meanings through creative exchanges and fun encounters.


Readers can report dead links.


1) Share news.

2) If you spot a dead link on, report it via email

3) If you have a website, create a link to

4) If you have an account on Flickr, please add some photos.

5) If you have an account on YouTube, broadcast your own video.

6) If you operate a travel service featured on, add photos to your Flickr gallery or upload videos to YouTube.

7) If you would like regular information about our and recommended sites elsewhere on the Web, register for the Planeta Update or RSS feed

8) Translators! We'd love your help in translating some of our features into español und deutsch.

9) If you are an editor on this wikispace, review some of the features on and provide corrections at the bottom of the page.

10) Review the email tips (correo-e)


HOW DO I MAKE CONTACT? - Send an email. Messages may be published. If you don't want that to happen, just let us know. Requests for anonymity will be honored. (Email Tips)
CAN I ADD A LINKTO YOUR WEBSITE? - Short answer, yes. Long answer.
I'M LOST. CAN YOU HELP ME? Don't panic. Find your way with our Site Map and Search Engine.
WHERE ARE THE PHOTOS? Photos are archived on Flickr.
WHAT'S NEXT? Consult the Events Calendar.
DO YOU HAVE ANY AWARDS? Indeed. Check out the list.
WHERE CAN I FIND NEWS ABOUT PLANETA.COM? - Here are our most recent media releases
WHAT IS THIS ABOUT? - Check out's Vision Statement.

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