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Responsible Travel Week 2015

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In 2015 from February 9 to February 15 hosted our seventh annual Responsible Travel Week, a week-long celebration.

A great plus: admission was free and there was no jet lag! The unconference tokk place online AND around through local events organized by participants. Donors and partners were also welcome!

Online and on-the-ground events are featured in the calendar.

Monday-Friday our real-time hangouts were streamed live and archived via YouTube. Click on the videos below to view them.

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Monday: Elena Nikolaeva
Tuesday: Amilcar Vargas
Wednesday: Zoltan Kun
Thursday: Siobhan Burke
Friday: Sallie Grayson, Ethan Gelber
Feb 26: Greg Vogt, Martin Hatchuel

YouTube Playlist


2015 was the seventh year for Responsible Travel Week and's 16th year of innovative conferencing.

One of's tentpole events, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Responsible travel is not an ethical dilemma of whether to have fun or be responsible. We can do both!

Crowdsourced and crowdfunded, Responsible Travel Week amplifies down-to-earth applications of noble concepts including responsible travel, conscious travel and ecotourism with the inexpensive social web. Think of this as a way to move beyond silos and share the information and questions we have. We have the tools in our hands to plan trips, to welcome visitors, to make the world a better place. We welcome financial donors, including individuals and institutions willing to invest in a more formal approach, including awards and workshops focused on digital literacy training.

Let's learn how to use new technologies, how to combine high tech with face-to-face gatherings. In education this is called 'blended learning.' Why shouldn't we do the same in travel and travel conferences?

Fall in love with responsible travel and let us know your plans and level of engagement. Schedule your own event or stage a viewing party. What participants get out of an event depends on what's put in. Start the year on a clean slate. We recommend budgeting time before, during and after the week to make the most of networking opportunities. If you introduce your interests and interact with others even a modest investment of time can pay off spectacularly with new ideas and contacts. Be inspired and be inspiring!

Contact Info

Ron Mader
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hashtag: #rtweek15

Top Tips for making the most of Planeta's Responsible Travel Week

Register on Eventbrite.
Circle the dates on your calendar and budget time.
Join the Facebook event page .
Join the Google+ event page .
Tweet using the #rtweek15 hashtag.
Comment and ask questions on Ron's blog.
Join us for the real-time hangouts.
If you cannot create, curate.
Share what you learn with family and friends. 'Responsible travel' has little value if we cannot articulate its values in public.

Cape Town, South Africa

February 10, Responsible Travel Flash Mob, St Georges Mall
February 11, Responsible Travel Week Seminar, Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront
February 13, Responsible Travel Week Flash Mob, V&A Waterfront

Henderson, USA

February 12 Dogs and Drones

London, England

February 11, 7pm
RTUnite , Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 145 Fleet Street
In a quest for a venue fitting of such a week, we headed somewhere quintessentially British, a London institution, a tourist favourite, totally English by name and one of the oldest if not the oldest pub in the City of London. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a Grade II listed public house at 145 Fleet Street and on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. Not only that, it even has its own Wikipedia page, plus Samuel Smiths beers to keep CAMRA enthusiasts happy. There has been a pub at this location since 1538, but rebuilt in 1667 (‘in the reign of King Charles II’) after the Great Fire, its seventeenth-century history in large part responsible for its twenty-first-century appeal.
RTUnite / RTWeek15


Before Responsible Travel Week

It's a new year and we begin Responsible Travel Week with a clean slate. Here are a few things you can do to prepare for a lively week.

Reflect on why you care about travel, what you love and what you would like to learn about responsible travel.

Register for the event using this form on Eventbrite and please register for social web channels you'd like to master. Bonus points if you login to the 10+ sites featured in the Social Web Challenge.

Make a wishlist of the things you'd like to do, people you'd like to meet, places you'd like to visit. If you're a traveler, what 'responsible travel' options are of greatest interest? If you're a local who receives visitors, what are you most proud of in your community you'd like to share?

Collaborate! In the backchannel (email, private face-to-face chats), talk this over with colleagues and make an announcement or presentation early in the week.
Registration is open for Responsible Travel Week #rtweek15
World Premiere Video
Learning to Say Hello
Volunteer during Responsible Travel Week

Responsible Travel Networking - Facebook
Responsible Travel Handbook (2006) (PDF) @TransAbroad
Responsible Tourism - Transitions Abroad
Local Travel on Google+

Artesanos en ruinas
CONANP impulsa el diseño para la artesanía hecha en ANP

Monday, February 2

Media Day
open journalism

Monday, February 9

Responsible Travel Week Day #1. Today's challenge: Be creative.

Topical Discussion: Marvelous Markets and Exceptional Human Beings

Challenge: Show us the places you love that the responsible traveler should visit.

You can’t use up creativity; the more you use, the more you have
- Maya Angelou

Day 1 of Responsible Travel Week. This is the start of a week-long celebration with events taking place on the ground in Las Vegas, USA, Cape Town, South Africa and London, England. Everyone's invited and we encourage participants to create local events. Meanwhile - and this is important - the conversation is taking place online the social web using a variety of channels, much like a traditional conference uses different rooms for various sessions.

The go-to information hub is the Planeta Wiki, specifically the RT Week Event page --

Today's challenge: Be creative.

Make something relevant to 'responsible travel' AND show us. This can be a poster, a photo album, informational signage, aka foamboard or popup museum! Celebrate the Do It Yourself (DIY) Culture. If you cannot create, curate. Make a YouTube playlist or Flickr gallery. Get the app if you want to create your own Flipboard.

We would love to see original videos from participants introducing yourselves and your interest in responsible travel. Upload to YouTube, Vimeo or make a short video using Vine. This doesn't have to be expensive travelporn. Keep it simple. We'll feature your creations and help you network.

Buzzwords: biodiversity, bog, collision, heritage, homestay, introduction, key, montealban, museums, net zero city, palenque, parks, playlist, tapas, vicious cycle and virtuous circle, worldheritage, worldheritageday, zapovednik
Google+ Hangout, 830am PST, YouTube
Guest: Elena Nikolaeva

Blog: Day 1

Elsewhere on the Web
Responsible Travel Week, dag 1: Kreativitet
World Market
SAFM Time to Travel
Tourism in Russia, Elena Nikolaeva
Nereo's birthday
Mexican Dentist Day
Container Park, Las Vegas, Nevada
Healthy Parks Healthy People International Congress and EXPO
Cape Town Responsible Tourism on Facebook
Container Park Vine
Hangouts on Air: What you're missing

Flickr Favorites
deborah mclaren

Tuesday, February 10

Responsible Travel Week Day #2. Today's challenge: Be generous.

Topical Discussion: World Heritage

La generosidad nos enriquece. (Generosity enriches us.)
- Mexican proverb

Today is Day 2 of Responsible Travel Week. I'm very pleased to be exploring volunteering - what works and what does not. Likewise, the other big topic on the plate today is world heritage. Are we protecting the cultural and natural wonders of the world? In both cases, we need timely information to insure that what we are doing actually works. If we continue to work in isolated silos, we are not going to make progress.

One limitation to developing mutually beneficial travel is the ego-centric, What's in it for me mentality. Visitors want the best deal, the lowest price. Locals want the highest price, the least amount of imposition. But travel that is truly responsible leads to transformation and growth. Locals and visitors alike change and this occurs when we realize that being generous is actually a good thing.

More about empathy on Friday, but let's focus on some practical ways we can all be generous. Online it's easy to share, retweet, favorite and embed. We can give good reviews to others via TripAdvisor, write testimonials on LinkedIn and add stars on Flickr. If you're a member of Outbounding, upvote your favorite responsible travel features. Let me clarify. Honesty trumps false praise any day. That said, far too many of our readers and colleagues are passive wallflowers when it comes to the social web. So that's why I encourage giving the photos, videos and blogs we enjoy a positive mark.

We can also be generous on the ground. When I lived in Oaxaca, I would volunteer my time on Friday and Saturday mornings to help vendors move their goods from vehicles to market stalls at the Pochote. What can you do with your time this week? How can you be generous?

Today's challenge: Show us the people travelers should visit. Perhaps it's an informed staff member at an information desk. Perhaps it's a vendor at the market. Get permission to take their photo and share online, but put names to the faces of the people who are at the intersection of locals and visitors.

Buzzwords: archaeological sites, community, engagement, heritage, icomos, stakeholders, unesco, worldheritageday
Cape Town: 2-3pm Responsible Travel Flash Mob, St Georges Mall

Google+ Hangout, 830am PST, YouTube
Guest: Amilcar Vargas


Elsewhere on the Web
Responsible Travel Week in France
Why Responsible Travel Week is important to us
Responsible Travel Week, dag 2: Generositet
We Love Responsible Tourism - ICO
Harsh truth of elephant riding
The Eco Friendliness of Chobe Elephant Camp
Exploring the Maya World

Wednesday, February 11

Responsible Travel Week Day #3. Today's challenge: Be attentive.

Topical Discussions: Passport to Parks and Protected Areas, What We Know about South Africa

Pay attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.
- Susan Sontag

Anyone can pay attention for an instant. But what does it take to pay attention over time?

There's a reason we love to travel - the very act of spending time in distant lands increases our awareness. We can watch documentaries, read fiction, take in the avalanche of disaster news, but none strikes the chord the same way when we can say "I've been there" or "friends live there."

Our attention to foreign places begin long before our journeys. For visitors, the planning stage can be as entertaining as the journey. We face the fact that there is so much we do not know! For locals, planning to receive visitors is fraught with expectation and uncertainty. What if the travelers do not speak the local language? What is the state of regional and national security? Visitors are deterred by roadblocks, earthquakes and volcanoes.

Personally, I enjoy returning to places as much or perhaps moreso than visiting new places outright. This allows me to connect with locals and see how faces change over time (and by the way, letting others see how my face changes over time).

Getting back to attention. One of the goals of Responsible Travel Week is to create and share attention about critical topics, some contentious, most not. What's required is some semblance of conscious mindfulness.

Attention is a valuable resource for the conscious guest and conscious host alike. I stress the concept of being conscious, because most of our behaviors are done by route. "If you know what you're doing, you can do what you want." - Moshe Feldenkrais

Today I'm speaking with friends in Cape Town, South Africa at their seminar held at the Two Oceans Aquarium. Many thanks to live tweeters from the event! How I wished there would be livestreaming of the entire event -- a missed opportunity -- but that does not take away from my utter sense of envy. I wish I were there in person! It's great to chat through the computer screen -- one of the few things in our past that has come to fruition -- and I would challenge the participants in the room to make their own videos this week. Show us the museum. Show us the waterfront. Show us Cape Town! If you can, point to podcasts and live radio. We want to hear South African voices. You are the unofficial ambassadors. Teach us about your culture online. Translate 'Responsible Travel Week' in the other 10 official languages of your country. Vine! We want to see short videos. Take us on virtual tours of Groots Constantia and the weekend Orange market.

A reminder. Registration is still open for Responsible Travel Week. Get stuck into it! If you want to make the most of Responsible Travel Week, take responsibility and step up your own engagement. Don’t be a wallflower.

It's #WikiWednesday so a special shoutout request for suggestions. Many thanks to the editors

Challenge: Show us the parks you love that the responsible traveler should visit. From cities to rural environments, protected areas offer experiences that transcend and transform.
Cape Town: 3-5pm Responsible Travel Week Seminar, Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront

London: 7pm
RTUnite , Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 145 Fleet Street
RTUnite / RTWeek15

Webcast: Sustainability Empathy

Google+ Hangout, 830am PST, YouTube
Guest: Zoltan Kun


Elsewhere on the Web
responsible capetown
Parks Bingo
European Wilderness Society
Little Sydney – Protecting Europe’s Nature
Indigenous Tourism - Facebook
Feldenkrais for dummies
Getting our kids outdoors
Little Sydney
Responsible Travel Week, dag 3: Uppmärksamhet

Thursday, February 12

Responsible Travel Week Day #4. Today's challenge: Be curious.

Topical discussion: Tourism Awards Status Report (colibri, itbw, spotlight)

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
- Dorothy Parker

Curiosity is the desire to learn about anything, aka inquisitiveness. Some people find this a natural state of being, wanting to know what lies behind the closed door or behind the horizon. I'm in this camp, having purchased a set of encyclopedias (remember those) before the age of 15 and delighting today in the quest for knowledge on Wikipedia. Here on the Planeta Wiki I'm gobsmacked by the collaborative editing.

That said, I know many people who simply are not all that curious. They want to practice travel and tourism the way they've seen it locally for the past 30 years. The tricky thing is that tourism is not static. Places and services compete for attention, and if new offerings are not on the table, enterprises and 'destinations' lose their luster. Travel is more than bums on seats, it’s hearts that are engaged.

Travel businesses and operations need to seriously look at the way 'Responsible Travel' is developed and promoted beyond the horizon. Our hangouts are proving to be textbook examples of learning new things. What impresses me is how stunning new-to-me observations are casually revealed in conversation. Yes, we can text each other or engage in rapid-fire tweetchats, but give me the opportunity to open my mouth, ask questions and listen with my ears and I'll opt in for this type of communication.

Challenge: Show us some things or places that have surprised you. What do you know now that you did not know before?

Buzzwords: Ambassadors, Balance, Being there, branding, Chocolate, Conversation, Creamery, Discovery, Facts, Google Maps, immersion, influence, Joy, Love, Market, marketing, Peninsula, POV, Stone Circle, surprise, throwbackthursday, ts elliot, Wikipedia, Wild Atlantic Way
Google+ Hangout, 830am PST, YouTube
Guest: Siobhan Burke


Elsewhere on the Web
Responsible Travel Week, dag 4: Nyfikenhet

Friday, February 13

Responsible Travel Week Day #5. Today’s challenge: Be empathetic.

Empathy is intuitive, but is also something you can work on, intellectually.
- Tim Minchin, Life Lessons

Topical Discussion: Volunteering and Voluntolding

In many ways, it's much easier to be attentive, creative, curious than it is to be empathetic. We know if we are or are not being attentive. We know the limits of our comfort zone at which we begin to lose our curiosity. But empathy? How do we really know how another person feels?

The easiest answer I've developed is to ask and to listen carefully to the response. True empathy (peak empathy?) is something we work on. It's a variation of the Platinum Rule -- treating others the way they want to be treated and I've long thought that this is the essence of responsible travel for guest and host alike. If we know the visitor will be confused by our signage, we find new ways of communication. If we know the host prefers that we abstain from alcohol, we abide by the protocol. There are a thousand ways of fine tuning the relationships among those visiting and those hosting.

Book recommendation: I've just started reading Empathy by Roman Krznaric. I'd encourage you to check out the ever-expanding Empathy Library.

Today is World Radio Day, so I would like to issue a special challenge. Name, link and favorite the radio programs you love. Let us know your favorite podcasts that inspire, educate and entertain. Let me start the World Radio Day kudos with special thanks to Australia's Radio National or RN. Twitter: @RadioNational. Yes, I am still disappointed that Bush Telegraph is no longer aired, but that does not detract from my affection for Future Tense , Star Stuff , Strike Zone, Late Night Live and Off Track now in its fourth glorious, podcastable year. In my mind, Off Track is the kind of outdoor program that I wish every country made available to the world. From wildlife detector dogs to public labyrinths, Off Track introduces us to great concepts and nicer people.

Buzzword Bingo: orphanage
Cape Town:1-2pm Responsible Travel Week Flash Mob, V&A Waterfront

Google+ Hangout, 830am PST, YouTube
Guests: Sallie Grayson, Ethan Gelber


Elsewhere on the Web
Responsible Travel Week, dag 5: Empati
Roman Krznaric
Adventures Less Ordinary

Saturday, February 14 (Valentine's Day)

USA Sevens Rugby
Adopt a Country

Sunday, February 15

Elsewhere on the Web
leaving only footprints -
Recapping #rtweek15
Cape Town Sightseeing Cycle Tours through AWOL
Yes More Bicycles (Si Mas Bicicletas) Playlist
Wildlife Traveller - Google+
Monarch Schmetterlinge

February 21

International Mother Language Day

The word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape

February 25

Virtual Study Abroad Fair

March 3

World Wildlife Day

Making the Most of #WorldWildlifeDay

March 9-13

Open Education Week

April 14-15

Responsible Tourism in Destinations
Cape Town, South Africa

April 18

World Heritage Day

April 27-30, 2015 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (Quito)

May 2015

Responsible Local Travel in the USA #localtravelusa

May 29-31, 2015 Travel Mossel Bay!#TravelMosselBay

June 5

World Environment Day
Elsewhere on the Web

August 3-9, 2015

Indigenous Peoples Week

September 27

World Tourism Day


Responsible Tourism Day
Elsewhere on the Web

London: WTM

February 8-14, 2016

Responsible Travel Week

February 2015 National Parks Calendar: Grand Canyon #usawild #rtweek15 (attribution-sharealike license) @GrandCanyonNPS

Multilingual Announcement



Everyone is invited.
Todos estan invitados.


2015 Responsible Travel Week takes place Feb 9-15. We suggest participants budget at least one hour/day for participation. It helps if you spend some time prior to Responsible Travel Week for background reading and registration online the social web channels you wish to explore this year.
La Semana de Viajes Responsables 2015 se llevara a cabo del 9-15 febrero. Sugerimos que los participantes programar por lo menos una hora al día para la participación. Ayuda si inviertes unas horas antes de la semana para leer los ensayos recomendados y registrar en los caneles de las redes sociales que quieres explorar este año.


Responsible Travel Week is a live demonstration of social web as an easy and inexpensive means of documenting the challenges and successes of developing responsible tourism. Consider this an unconference. There is a flexible agenda with topics of common interest an an invitation to the participants themselves to show responsible travel in action.
La Semana de Viajes Responsables es una muestra en vivo de los redes sociales como una manera facil y barato para documentar los desafíos y éxitos del desarrollo del turismo responsable.

Considere esto un unconference. Hay una agenda flexible, simplemente con los temas de interés común y una invitación a los propios participantes para mostrar el turismo responsable en acción.


Responsible Travel Week is Free (Financial donations are accepted)
La Semana de Viajes Responsables es gratis (Las donaciones financieras son aceptadas)


Responsible Travel Week takes place online and integrates the digital realm with down to earth good practices around the world.

Seek out and support local events. Create a photo safari or host greendrinks or a carrotmob.
La Semana de Viajes Responsables se realiza en línea e integra al mundo digital con las prácticas buenas alrededor del mundo.

Busca y apoya algún evento en tu localidad. Crea un fotosafari o patroniza greendrinks o un carrotmob.


One of the key objectives of Responsible Travel Week is to create incentives for continuity - we'd really like to hear updates on recent tourism conferences and previews of upcoming events that touch upon the core values of responsible travel. Another key objective is to strengthen relationships with existing contacts and make new friends!
Uno de los objetivos claves de la Semana de Viajes Responsables es crear incentivos para la continuidad - nos gustaría oír noticias actualizadas sobre conferencias de turismo y también saber sobre los acontecimientos en el futuro. Otro objetivo fundamental es fortalecer las relaciones y hacer nuevos amigos!


We'll be using Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Slideshare, Twitter and YouTube to document tourism practices around the world.

Tip: Be honest and be public. This is the week where you get to shout out to the world the good things you see around you. Lead the way or follow the topics for which you have interest and passion. Talk food, parks, museums, volunteering, slow travel / local travel. These conversations broaden and deepen our dialogue. Have fun!
Usaremos Facebook, Flickr, Google+ Slideshare, Twitter y YouTube para documentar prácticas sobre turismo en todo el Mundo.

Consejo: Se honesto y abierto. Esta es la semana para gritarle al mundo las cosas buenas que ves a tu alrededor. Se un lider y guiarnos o seguir los temas en que te interesan y te apasionan. Platica sobre comida, parques, museos, oportunidades para voluntar, turismo lento (slow travel) y el movimiento acerca turismo local (local travel). Estas conversaciones ampliar y profundizar nuestro diálogo. Que te diviertan!



Alla är inbjudna.
Kõik on kutsutud.
Jeder ist eingeladen.


2015 Responsible Travel Week äger rum 9-15 februari. Vi föreslår deltagarna budgeterar minst en timme / dag för deltagande.
2015 Aasta Vastutustundliku Turismi Nädal toimub 9-15 veebruaril. Osalemiseks soovitame pühendada iga päev vähemalt ühe tunni.
Die Woche für Tourismus mit Verantwortung findet von 9 bis 15 Februar 2015 statt. Wir schlagen vor, mindestens eine Stunde pro Tag für die Teilnahme einzuplanen.


Responsible Travel Week är en demonstration av social web som ett sätt att dokumentera utmaningar och framgångar av ansvarstagande turism.

Tänk på detta en unconference. Det finns ingen agenda, bara frågor av gemensamt intresse, en inbjudan till deltagarna själva att visa ansvarsfull turism i aktion.
Vastutustundliku turismi nädalal kasutame erinevaid social web vahendeid, et tutvustada vastutustundliku turismi näiteid ja edulugusid.

Mõelge sellele unconference. Ei ole kindlaksmääratud päevakorda, lihtsalt huvi pakkuvates kutse osalejad ise näidata vastutustundlik turism in action.
Die Woche für Tourismus mit Verantwortung ist eine Live-Demonstration der Möglichkeiten von Social Web zur Dokumentation der Erfolge und Herausforderungen einer verantwortungsbewussten Tourismus-Entwicklungj.

Die Responsible Travel Week ist eine Unkonferenz. Es gibt keine feste Tagesordnung. Themen von gemeinsamem Interesse werden von den Teilnehmern diskutiert.


Gratis (Finansiella donationer accepteras)
Free (Rahalisi annetusi on aktsepteeritud)
Kostenlos (Finanzielle Spenden werden angenommen)


Responsible Travel Week äger rum på nätet och integrerar den digitala eran med jordnära god praxis i hela världen.
Vastutustundliku turismi nädal toimub internetis ning ühendab endas digitaalse ajastu võimalused ning vastutustundliku turismi kohalikud praktised näited kogu maailmast.
Die Woche für Tourismus mit Verantwortung erfolgt online und verbindet die digitale Welt mit praktisch erprobten Konzepten auf der ganzen Welt.


Ett av de viktigaste målen för Responsible Travel Week är att skapa ett incitament för kontinuitet - vi skulle verkligen vilja se uppdateringar från de senaste turism-konferenserna och eventen, och vi vill också gärna se en agenda för framtida evenemang. Ett annat viktigt mål är att stärka relationer med befintliga kontakter och få nya vänner!
Üks vastutustundliku turismi nädala olulisemaid eesmärke on innustada järjepidevust - soovime väga kuulda uudiseid hiljuti toimunud või eesseisvatest konverentsidest ja üritustest. Teine oluline eesmärk on tugevdada suhteid vanade sõpradega ja leida uusi sõpru!
Eines der wichtigsten Ziele der Woche für Tourismus mit Verantwortung ist es, Anreize für Kontinuität zu schaffen - wir würden wirklich gerne über die neuesten Tourismus Konferenzen und Veranstaltungen erfahren und freuen uns über Tipps zu Ereignissen in der Zukunft. Ein weiteres wichtiges Ziel ist es, Kontakte zu stärken und neue Freunde zu machen.


Vi kommer att använda Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Slideshare, Twitter och YouTube för att dokumentera metoder på turismområdet runt om i världen.

Var ärlig och var offentlig. Det här är den vecka där du får skrika ut till världen de bra saker du ser omkring dig. Skapa en lokal händelse. Stöd en lokal händelse. Gör en Foamboard. Skapa nya eller följ ämnen som du har intresse och passion för. Prata mat, parker, museum, prata volontärarbete, prata slowtravel / localtravel! Dessa samtal kan bredda och fördjupa vår dialog. Ha kul!
Me kasutame näidete esitlemiseks järgmisi vahendeid - Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Slideshare, Twitter ja YouTube

Ole aus ja avatud. See on nädal, kus sa saad teadvustada maailmale häid asju, mida sa näed enda ümber. Loo oma kohalik sündmus või toeta mõnd kohalikku sündmust. Tee "foamboard". Algata ja juhi arutelu teemal, mille osas tunned kirglikku huvi. Räägi kaasa haakuvatel teemadel nagu - kohalik toit, vabatahtlik tegevus, aeglane reisimine, kohalik reisimine. Need vestlused laiendada ja süvendada meie dialoog. Have fun!
Wir werden mit Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Slideshare, Twitter und YouTube Tourismus-Praxis auf der ganzen Welt dokumentieren. Seien Sie ehrlich und öffentlich. Dies ist die Woche, bei der Sie der Welt über die guten Dinge, die Sie in Ihrem Umfeld beobachten, erzählen können.

Veranstalten Sie ein lokales Event. Unterstützen Sie ein lokales Event. Erstellen Sie ein Foamboard. Übernehmen Sie die Initiative oder folgen Sie den Themen, die für Sie von Interesse und wichtig sind. Sprechen Sie über Essen, parks, museums, Freiwilligenarbeit, slowtravel / localtravel.

Pre-Event: Build the Buzz

February 2015: Engage

Post Event: Reflect

Share the news online and in face-to-face chats
Link to this page
Announce the countdown (example: less than 10 days until Responsible Travel Week!)

Ask questions.
Create your own poster (examples)
Prepare a presentation

Organize local events, including photosafaris, carrotmobs and green drinks
Create local information resources including foamboards and pop-up museums

Social Web
Register on social web channels
Facebook: join the event and share the event on your wall
Flickr: upload photos and curate a gallery; use one of our free posters as artwork on your website
Google+ Join the Google+ Event
Slideshare: View the presentation. Please share the presentation using Facebook, Twitter and Google+. You can also embed the presentation on your site. Creative? Upload your own RT work.
Twitter: Use the hashtag: #rtweek15
(more info about tags and tagging); retweet tweets about Responsible Travel Week; tweet this page (there's a button in the left column)
Youtube: create your own video playlist (example)
Ron's Blog: Comment on Ron's blog
Show off your work
Make announcements
Make presentations
Ask questions

Hold local events, including photosafaris, carrotmobs and green drinks
Show off local information resources including foamboards and pop-up museums

Use public transportation and show us how it works

Visit a local market and talk up who's selling what

Give feedback about what's working, what's not working
Update pages on, including What is responsible travel?
Suggest updates for
Announce developments at conferences

Social Web
Participate on social web channels
Facebook: join the event and share the event on your wall
Flickr: upload photos and curate a gallery
Google+ Ask questions and consult tips via the Google+ Event
Slideshare: Please share the event presentation using Facebook, Twitter and Google+. You can also embed the presentation on your site.
Twitter: Use the hashtag: #rtweek15
(more info about tags and tagging); retweet tweets about Responsible Travel Week; tweet this page (there's a button in the left column)
Youtube: create your own video playlist (example)
Ron's Blog: Comment on Ron's blog
We will ask the participants to answer a short survey

Please thank people whose work has inspired you during Responsible Travel Week

Online comment via the social web channels you consulted

On the ground share with colleagues what you learned

Review Hashtag stats

Check your 2015 calendar. What RT events were announced?

Social Web
Evaluate participation on social web channels

Facebook: How many people introduced themselves?
Flickr: Were albums and galleries were created?
Google+ How many people joined and posted?
Slideshare: How many views did the presentation receive? Were other RT presentations uploaded?
Twitter: How popular was the hashtag?
Youtube: Were any RT playlists created?
Ron's Blog: Comment on Ron's blog

Easy Ways to Participate

Levels of Engagement
Tourism Pros
Be attentive
Check out the conversations, pictures, videos
Check out the conversations, pictures, videos
Check out the conversations, pictures, videos
Be creative
Upload photos, videos from your trips; Announce upcoming events, publications, trips
Upload photos, videos from local attractions and services
Upload photos and videos from local attractions and services; Share presentations
Be generous
Say kind things about the kind of travel you love
Say kind things about the kind of travel you love
Say kind things about the kind of travel you love
Be empathetic
Put yourself in the shoes of locals and other travelers
Put yourself in the shoes of visitors and other locals
Put yourself in the shoes of your colleagues, visitors and locals
Be curious
Seek out the type of travel that inspires you on the ground or as an armchair explorer
Ask visitors about their homes and where there travels have taken them
Seek out the type of travel that inspires you on the ground or as an armchair explorer
Registration is open!

Eventbrite - Responsible Travel Week 2015

Fall in love with responsible travel Feb 9-15 #rtweek15

Registered Guests and Twitter Handles
Mae Adams
Siobhan Burke - @visitsheepshead
Ana María Morillas
Ramchandra Paudel
Barbara Tomasella - @BarbySustourism
Malia Everette
Tony Nelson
Antonio Suarez - @AntonioSuarez1
Erik Cabrera
Lucy Beatriz Poot Canul
Yaret Cruz Lopez
Aivar Ruukel - @Ruukel
Emma Concepción Aguilar Trinidad
Cosme Canul
Anders Kärrstedt - @nuttisamisiida
Kirsty Barnby
Thomas Armitt - @Thomas_Armitt
Yectuani Canto Fonseca
Jose Armando Hernandez Paredes
Antonio Hoil Canul
Brenda Balam
Gregory Hubbs - @TransAbroad
Alejandro Corres
Angela Rodriguez
sthepany Gonzalez
Xavier Loeza
Javier Eduardo Garza Lopez
Rocio Aquino
Ana Lopez
Zulemy Rodriguez
Heriberto Mariano Margarito
adrian martinez gonzalez
Ileana Sarahi Herrera Vera
julio rodriguez
orquidea jimeenez
Liina Org
Karen Simmonds - @travelmattersuk
Mary Samonte
Lucinda Sarai
Marcus Bauer - @respontour
Deborah McLaren - @GetLocalFlavor
Stuart Parker - @capturingafrica
James Wilson - @ChobeGameLodge
Jessica Voigts - @WanderingEds
Adriana Smith - @adkesmith3
David Tucker - @BeyondTourismCo
Alastair McKenzie - @alastairmck
Stuart Parker - @capturingafrica
James Wilson - @ChobeGameLodge
John Williams - @eurapart (donor)
Anna Huntington-Kriska (donor)
Mariana Paola Bustamante Carrillo - @Mapabuca
Andrew Delmenhorst - @ADelmenhorst
Teresita Hernandez
Paul Farrugia
Sally Broom
Audrone Alijosiute
Susan McKyea

If you're not on the guest list, please register on Eventbrite

Twitter IDs:

Travel is more than bums on seats, it's hearts that are engaged #rtweek15

What would you like to learn?
I would like to learn what I do not know. - @AntonioSuarez1

Strategies for supporting local businesses interested in becoming more responsible. - Siobhan B

Connect with other responsible travel providers. Connect with potential clients. Improve use of all online stuff - Mae

Tourism For All (Accessible Tourism) - Ana Maria

Are there any specific topics you would like to see addressed during Responsible Travel Week?

Creating a responsible tourism movement in the US - of organizations that do work in the USA - Deborah M

How do we get transparent reporting of RT performance metrics like % of visitor spend that stays local, ecological footprint measurements. - John W

Acerca de el daño que le estamos haciendo a nuestros océanos y matamos a todos los animales que habitan ahí - Alejandro C

Waste management, business responsibility, ways to promote community involvement - Angela R

Sobre el gasto de los recursos naturales y la caza excesiva de animales acuáticos y terrestres y que ahora están en peligro de extinción e incluso unos ya se extinguieron - Stepany

How to sell the concept to those who are put off by the word "Responsible," and all moral imperatives. As many travel writers say, "people travel to have fun." - Greg H

Local community engagement in emerging destinations to promote inclusive growth of the travel & tourism industry. - Thomas A
Mobility - Antonio

Wildlife conservation and responsible travellers - Mae

Links and Mentions
Vision for Sustainable Tourism


2015 is's 16th year of online conferencing and the seventh year for Responsible Travel Week. We expect the conversations to take a great leap forward thanks to inspired participation from returning participants and those new to online conferencing and responsible travel. Take a peak at what we accomplished during Responsible Travel Weeks in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009. Each year our discussion has continued to mature as the social web becomes easier to use and responsible travel becomes more trendy!

Questions and Answers (Q&A)

What is Responsible Travel? Responsible travel is treating others the way they wish to be treated. It's a variation on the Platinum Rule... it's also good manners. Rephrasing the Cape Town Declaration "Responsible travel creates better places for to live and better places to visit." Good friends agree that responsible travel is a must-have in the growing movement that connects visitors and locals.

What language does Responsible Travel Week use? The primary language of the event is English. We encourage participants to use other languages and to translate 'Responsible Travel' in the local lingo. When sharing news in any language, please use the #rtweek15 hashtag!

Who should participate? Everyone's invited! For visitors, this event is an opportunity to see where to go, how to travel and who to meet. For local tourism leaders and travel businesses, this is free advertising and an opportunity to learn good practices from around the globe. For journalists, authors, bloggers and other media pros, this is an opportunity to scan beyond the horizon for stories and a way to share the news about features you've published. Active participants will be featured on this page and we will be happy to retweet your tweets, add stars to your Flickr photos, like your comments on Facebook, +1 on Google+ and give the thumbs up on YouTube videos.

Why participate? If you are curious about responsible travel, this event lets you explore the topic in depth. It's a catalyst for many to get up to speed on specific topics AND social web channels. If you prepare a bit and budget time during the week, you'll learn a lot. Exemplary performance will be recognized and rewarded. Let's pool our talents and learn together. The more information we share, the easier it is for others to join these efforts.

How much time does it take to participate? This depends entirely on you. If you are presenting a program or tour, then there's considerable preparation time. If you are keen on learning what's taking place around the globe, then there will be time you need to budget for perusing the Twitter feed or watching the Google+ hangouts. If you are casually interested, then it's adviseable to give yourself at least 15-30 minutes/day to consult this wiki page and the exterior links each day.

Who are partners? Partners are listed on this page as those who have expressed a commitment to Responsible Travel Week by staging local events, hosting photo safaris or indigenous language video championship. Bonus points to friends who help edit the wiki.

May I contribute $ to support Responsible Travel Week? - Individual donations and institutional support are welcome.

What are the benefits of Donor ticket holders? Donors receive special acknowledgement.

How much does it cost to participate? - Participation is free. We welcome donors and encourage you to contribute if you can.

What is the difference between Free and Donor tickets? - Hosting this event is a lot of work and we appreciate any financial donation. Donors receive a special acknowledgement on the event wiki.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? - This registration is for online participation. No printed tickets needed!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? - All ages are welcome. This is an inclusive event.

What can I bring to the event? - Curiosity and generosity. Compassion and passion are also recommended.
What are the benefits to general participants? Think low investment, high return. You have the opportunity to gain knowledge and networking. In terms of quantifiable benefits, engaged participants grow the number of Twitter followers and likes on Facebook during Responsible Travel Week. Track the number of new endorsements and recommendations on LinkedIn, views on Slideshare presentations, views or edits on wiki pages.

What are the featured topics? We are seeking some interesting stories about tourism's connections to accessibility, biodiversity conservation, indigenous peoples, food, markets, parks and protected areas, volunteering and water conservation/recreation. Other big questions to be explored are the connections between city and rural environments. Other topics: child protection, hunting, public transportation, mission trips, sports tourism, e-waste and the proper disposal of batteries.

Why use Google docs and wikis? One of the goals for Responsible Travel Week is to improve overall digital literacy while cultivating communities of interest. The relevant page on the Planeta Wiki will be edited with links to our favorite resources. We also encourage readers to join and edit Wikipedia.

What's new in 2015?
  • Topical Discussions
  • Photo Challenge: We want to see photos and artwork inspired by responsible travel
  • Video Challenge: We want to see videos inspired by responsible travel. Upload to Vine, Vimeo and YouTube
  • Drone Videos: We want to see videos made with drones and we'll be discussing the do's and don'ts
  • Social Web Challenge Contest: Award to the individuals and countries using the social web; judged by overall quality as well as individual achievement
  • New local events in Las Vegas and nearby Henderson. For the third year we're hosting the event from one of the world's most storied cities. Look for early morning photosafaris and soundwalks in Henderson parks.
  • Spotlight on dark skies AND the International year of Light
  • Country Contest: Which country will win our inaugural contest for most engaged participation during RT Week?
  • Google Docs We are setting up a half dozen docs focusing on responsible travel. We'll also see if there's interest in creating transcripts from the hangouts.
  • Increased use of Google+ for Live Hangouts. Now we can chat directly with participants with live Q&A. Ideally each day's hangout (or hangouts) will include 3-5 participants.
  • Flipboard! Check out the Responsible Travel Flipboard
  • Outbounding. Upvote your favorite RT features on Outbounding.
  • Wikispaces: Responsible Travel Week Project

What matures in 2015?
  • Event Brite: Free and Donor Tickets
  • Hangouts
  • Wiki
  • Buzzwords
  • We're holding our annual poster challenge!
  • We're connecting responsible travel to cities
  • We're connecting responsible travel to events
  • We're connecting responsible travel to parks
  • We're connecting responsible travel with indigenous culture
  • We're connecting responsible travel with child protection
  • We're improving our marketing tips for responsible travel services
  • We're improving our tips for travelers seeking responsible travel options
  • We're updating our directory of tourism portals with links to specific info about responsible travel

We are seeking donors for Responsible Travel Week to help cover the development of training seminars and webinars to carry the conversations forward. Contact Ron Mader for details.

How do participants document responsible travel? Photos and videos are ideal. Show us responsible travel in action. If you don't have a camera of your own, think about curating pictures via sites like Pinterest or assembling the info as a story via Storify. If you cannot create, curate!

I would like to organize a local event, but I don't have time during RT Week. What can I do? You can announce the event during RT Week or simply let others know that a local get-together is in the works. On Twitter, include the hashtag #rtweek15.

Can I volunteer? Editors help us update our directory of official Tourism Portals and reward the countries and cities that make responsible travel a priority. Find the links of specific information and share.

How does this event encourage collaboration? One of the goals of Responsible Travel Week is to encourage collaboration within local and regional communities. We need to find ways out of institutional silos and get people to share information. Toward this goal, we encourage participants to be generous in their words of praise and testimonials for others. It's blue sky thinking, but we'd like to replace finger pointing with recommending positive interactions. Keep an eye on our country contest as we compare how different nations fare when it comes to showcasing specific examples of responsible travel in action.

What's being updated on the Planeta Wiki? We ask editors of the Planeta Wiki to help edit the global review of tourism portals. Other pages we will be updating include volunteer, sami, tapas, Responsible Tourism in South Africa, Responsible Tourism in Cities, maya, parks, biodiversity. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, we'd like suggestions to help update our Who's Who resources of those working in the UK and in German-speaking Europe.

What is the role of cities and responsible travel? Responsible travel should be embedded within policies and part of the focus will be to create a snapshot of world cities including Las Vegas, USA, Cape Town and Mossel Bay, South Africa, Auckland, New Zealand and Oaxaca City, Mexico. This continues our work since 2011's Responsible Tourism in Cities Workshop.

Why an unconference? Simply put, traditional events have become too organized and boring. Participants discuss their own work or the talking points decided by the organizers. We think participants can organize themselves and the unconference is the ideal approach. Traditional conferences are overly scripted without opportunities to engage one another. While they take place at a specific venue, they fail to engage remote participants watching online. We created the Responsible Travel Week as an inexpensive way to broaden and deepen conversations about travel and tourism. Ron will be updating his blog and storifying tweets about Responsible Travel Week. The point is to explore responsible travel in all its manifestations using the social web.

Can anyone create a local event? Yes! Get people involved and learn together what 'responsible travel' is all about. Organize what you think would work best and simply. Leave the complicated events for later on in the year.

Can I announce news regarding a responsible travel business or tour? Yes! You can talk up your own business or the business of colleagues you respect.

Who can use the #rtweek15 hashtag? Anyone can use the #rtweek15 hashtag to announce relevant resources, videos, podcasts and upcoming events and tours. We recommend that the #rtweek15 hashtag be used to document what you find inspiring during RT Week

Does the #rtweek15 only work on Twitter? Hashtags are most popularly used on Twitter and will be used to help us curate our favorite tweets in the Storify feature on RT Week. This past year hashtags have begun to be used on Facebook and Google+. On Flickr you can use the hashtag to identify posters or relevant photos. Please tag presentations on Slideshare and posts on Wordpress.


Digital Literacy: Core Skills
Before RT Week begins, we ask participants to brush up on digital literacy skills and assess their own level of competence on digital channels: email, Facebook, Flickr, Google+, LinkedIn/Slideshare, Twitter, Wikispaces, Wikipedia, YouTube.

Please note that we do not expect that all participants have awesome, state of the day communication skills. Far from it! One of the goals of RT Week is to promote intergenerational connections and connections with friends and colleagues who are most comfortable with analog media. That said, the conference as a whole thrives on participants being digitally articulate. We're not in the same room, folks, so if you want to be heard, you'll need to learn to write an email, a Facebook status update and a tweet. The social web works with repetition and redudancy.

Please answer the following questions yes or no. Are you able to
Save links on your web browser?
Read and send email?
Edit a wiki.
Watch a Google+ hangout?
Participate in a Google+ hangout?
Take a photo with your phone?
Upload a photo from your phone?
Like 'Responsible Travel' on Facebook?

Games, Challenges and Contests

Share a photo: Favorite world crafts (with name of the artisan)
Share a photo: What's cooking in your solar oven?

You cannot win it if you're not in it!

Nominations please for the cities and countries which are in the vanguard of responsible travel.

Nominations please for favorite display of responsible travel via the social web:
a gallery on Flickr
a community on Google+
a board on Pinterest
a story on Storify
a playlist on YouTube

Speaking of Flickr ...
Travel companies - Add photos to Workshop 21
Spanish language schools - Add photos to Taller 21

Country Spotlight

We are asking for partners (particularly editors) who can help update this table featuring the spotlight wiki pages we've created on the Planeta Wiki for particular countries. We will also compile a entry about the country's travel and nature and an index of our favorite Twitterers.

We are seeking partners to create a spotlight for individual countries, including featured pages on the Planeta Wiki, an index of Twitter favorites and quick summaries of the countries' nature and tourism. What countries would you like to see featured in this way?

Wiki Spotlight




Locally create
an informative foamboard
a pop-up museum
a free, public photosafari
a public green drinks cocktail hour
a soundwalk

We will make specific suggestions Monday-Friday that correspond to the levels of engagement. Featured are motivational challenges designed to help you be creative (Monday), generous (Tuesday), attentive (Wednesday), curious (Thursday) and empathetic (Friday).

Specific Tips

Everyone - Be inspired and be inspiring. Attitude is everything.
Everyone - Be a romantic. What do you love about responsible travel? Share the love.
Everyone - Share examples of responsible travel that you have personally experienced. Provide specific examples.
Everyone - Be generous. Compliment someone via Twitter, fave a photo or write a testimonial on Flickr, like us on Facebook, give a thumbs up to a video on YouTube. You can even call or greet someone face-to-face!
Have your say - Comment on Ron's blog
Walk the talk - Practice responsible travel where you are. Take a walk with neighbors and visitors.
Be frugal and creative - Make a pop-up museum about responsible travel!
Live local - Organize a local Photosafari and/or Green drinks
Play nice! - Use Responsible Travel Week as an opportunity to build healthy relationships at the local AND international levels.
Prepare - Budget time and plan now by circling the dates on your calendar: February 9-15.
Register - If you'd like to learn how to use social web channels, register online and test out a few before the week begins. Sooner the better!
Share - Responsible travel is better with friends.
Be creative - Make your own poster or video showing responsible travel in action
Facebook - Introduce yourself on Facebook; Write something kind about someone/something you respect; Like other people's intros and resources; Share the event on your wall; Let us know about relevant groups and pages on Facebook.
Flickr - Add photos to the Flickr Groups: City Parks , World Parks , World Food, World Trees, Hyperlocal, Si Más Bicicletas (Yes More Bicycles)
Foursquare - Check in at the places you love and favorite places you'd like to visit
Google+ Please circle and join our real-time hangouts.
Twitter - Use the hashtag: #rtweek15 (more info about tags and tagging)
YouTube - Upload a video for Responsible Travel Week; create a playlist focusing on responsible travel
Wikis - Edit the responsible tourism page on Wikipedia; volunteer to edit the Planeta Wiki; share your own wiki


Everyone - Please register
Conference organizers - Provide summaries or previews of events featuring responsible travel. Let's get away from silos. Please more reviews and recaps.
Government officials - Prepare blogs, tweets, flickr albums and Slideshare presentations about your work in responsible travel. Recap programs and preview events. We challenge city and country leaders to volunteer to edit the Planeta Wiki for the next six months. Work with us on the relevant pages. Here are tips on the requirements of our wiki editors.
Bloggers and Journalists - Preview Responsible Travel Week and ask questions that you'd like public feedback. Let us know where you're blogging! During and after RT Week, please report on what you learn, what you write, what you publish. Links are added to the wiki and if you know of RT events we can add them to the calendar.
Guidebook Authors, Travel Writers and Publishers - Preview Responsible Travel Week in your blog or twitter account and ask questions that you'd like assistance. Afterwards, please keep us updated on how your books integrate new information generated during RT Week
Hotels - Print the calendar and RT Week posters for staff and guests. Create your own local event and announce it as soon as possible. Create a short, lively document about local responsible travel tips that can be placed in guests' rooms. Local tips can also be added to relevant Planeta wiki pages.
Students/Teachers - Academics, share news about Responsible Travel Week with your teachers and classmates. Print outd the free posters (below) for your classroom or academic message board. Survey the class before/after RT Week and share the results.
Travelers - Question what 'responsible travel' is in practical terms. Share experiences. Use the hashtag and event pages to showcase examples you've found that are beneficial to locals and visitors.
Travel companies, guides, hotels, restaurants - If your services are eco- and people-friendly, let the world know. Add photos to Flickr, videos to YouTube and show us specific examples of your work; print the free posters (below) for your business; create your own poster (and submit it to our poster competition!); offer discounts to visitors who mention RTWeek; encourage your clients to use social web to provide testimonials of what you do well; tweet about specific actions and provide links where we can find details
Trusted colleagues - Editors, please help clarify the text and translate the info on this page; update other Planeta Wiki pages that we can spotlight
Donors - Those interested in financially supporting Responsible Travel Week should contact Ron Mader.

Outcomes and Evaluation

Quantitative Goals
Qualitative Goals
We would like to see an increase in the number of people using the hashtag on Twitter and Google+, an increase in the number of views of this page
More views on the Planeta Wiki's pages
More tweets using the hashtag on Twitter
More original presentations and videos from participants
More news stories about responsible travel prior to and during Responsible Travel Week
More translations of 'responsible travel' in other languages

More edits from Planeta Wiki editors prior to and during Responsible Travel Week
More participation from travel companies and language schools featured on

10 veteran or new businesses featured on

Commitment from 1-5 institutions to conduct social web workshops

Hashtag evaluation
We would like to see editors embedding responsible travel tips on this wiki
We would like to encourage and catalyze collaboration and networking at the local (city, country) and global levels
We would like to see specific tips for locals and visitors
We would like to see guidelines for policymakers
We would like to see information about responsible travel translated into other languages (those interested are cordially invited to use this wiki)
We would like to see examples of curation using social web
To encourage social bridging we would like to see examples of Photo Safaris, Soundwalks, Foamboards and Pop-up Museums



Country Contest

Go to our Ranker page to vote on our Country Bragging Rights contest. #countrycontest

What countries would you like to see featured during Responsible Travel Week? Here's our Jan 11 Snapshot in order of popularity: Tajikstan, Ireland, Costa Rica, Vietnam, India, England, Scotland, Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, USA


Visible Tweets


Create a New Post


Responsible Travel




Ron's Blog

Questions to be asked

Q. Do official city or country tourism portals have info about 'responsible travel'?
Q. How is 'Responsible Travel Week' translated in other languages?
Xman (DXhii) ni rezaa guinlau'gu guex liu Semana (Días) de viajes cuidando el planeta.
Q. What's on your audio playlist for those passionate about travel and conservation?
Q. By what measures should we judge a country's success in tourism: Economic? Social? Environmental?
Q. What do you love about responsible travel?
Q. What did you enjoy about Responsible Travel Week?

Poster Challenge

Gallery - Search

We challenge participants to make their own fan art for RT Week. Use your own images and add 'Responsible Travel Week' and '#rtweek15.' Posters can be in any language, just remember to include the hashtag.

Please upload to the Google+ and on the Facebook event page. Also recommended: posting on Flickr with Creative Commons attribution-share alike license. Please tag the image #rtweek15! We'll embed our Flickr favorites below.

How to make a poster? From paper and cardboard (just take a photo and digitize the results) to electronic software. We use Powerpoint for the official presentation and then save individual pages as artwork jpgs. Bonus points if you include the logos for the social web channels you'll be using.

Responsible Travel Week 2015

Social Web Challenge: Can You Login?

Doodle - Eventbrite - Facebook - Flickr - Flipboard - Gmail - Google+ - LinkedIn - Livestream - Skype - Slideshare - Soundcloud - TripAdvisor - Twitter - Ustream - Vimeo - Vine - YouTube - Wikipedia - Wikispaces - Yahoo

Social Web Travel Challenge: Can You Login?

ecoturismogenuino - green-travel - outbounding - tourism cafe - travelmole

Awkward Challenges
Ask family and friends for examples of responsible travel

Buzzword Bingo

(Nerdy fun: Bonus points if you include the following words in your blog posts and tweets!)

2015 - 2016 - Access - Accommodation - Adventures - Agency - Allies - Ambivert - App - Appointment - Aquarium - Architecture - Artful Reveal - Aspirational - Aviation - Awkward - Balance - Biodiversity - Bog - Bragging Rights - Budget - Bufanda - Bums on Seats - Campfire - Canned Hunting - Carbon - Caring - Chinese New Year - Chocolate - Chromecast - Cities - Collaboration - Collision - Comfort Zone - Commitment - Compartmentalize - Conference - Conscious - Conservation - Contract - Conversation - COP21 - Core Skills - Crafts - Create - Creative Commons - Curiosity - Cycling - Cymunedau - Dark Sky - Decluttering - Definitions - Digital Assets - Digitize - Discoverable - Desire Path - DIY - Dog Park - Dogs - Drone - E-Book - Elementary School - Empathy - Empathy Museum - Energy - Engagement - Epic - Escape - Ethics - Events - Evergreen - Extrovert - Fact or Fiction? - Family - February - First Draft - Flash Mob - Fluency - Focus - Folk Art - Free - Friends - Frozen - Future - Gaming - Google Doc - Green Drinks - Green Light - Guest - Guelaguetza - Guest List - Hack - Hackathon - Hair Dryer - Hangout - Health - Healthy People, Healthy Park - Heart - Holá - Homestay - Hope - Host - Hymnal - Impact - Inclusive - Indigenous - Inspire - Intermediary - Introvert - Inventory - Invite - Intuitive - Joy - Labrynth - Learning - Leaving Only Footsteps - Library Card - Lifehack - Like - Lion Petting - Lions - Listen - Little Sydney - Livestreaming - Local Travel Movement - Locals - Mainstream - Mainstreaming - Map - Mindfulness - Mob - Multigenerational - Museum - Nature - Networking - Net Zero City - Node - Notebook - Offset - Open Access - Old School - Open Space Technology - Operations Manual - Optimistic Geography - Ordinary - Chaos - Orphanage - Outbounding - Outcomes - Outrospection - Outlier - Park - Partnership - Peak Empathy - People - Plastic - Paper Park - Paper Orphan - Platinum Rule - Play - Playlist - Pocket Park - Podcast - Popup Museum - povertyporn - Public Transportation - Puzzle - Read Write Culture - Recap - Remix - Repurposed - Reset Your Password - Responsibility - Reindeer - Retro - Retweet - Reveal - Revolution - Ripple - River - Road Map - Road Trip - Rolodex - Router - Satellite Event - Scouting Trip - Self Image - Serious - Shipping Container - Shoebox Archive - Skills - Silo - Simple - Slow - Snow - Soundwalk - Spirituality - Sports - Spring Cleaning - Stammtisch - Stars - Start-Up - Story - Syllabus - Teaching - Te Matatini - Technical - Testimonial - Think of what you're teaching - Ticking the Boxes - Timestamp - Top 10 - Tradition - Transition - Transparency - Transportation - Trees - Twitterstorm - Umbrella - University - Unwind - Upvote - Valentine - Video - Video or it didn't happen - Viewing Party - Vine - Virtual Tour - Voice - Volunteer - Voluntold - Walk - Warts and All - Was Anything Left Unsaid? - Water - Watering Hole - We Story - Weather - Weavings - Well-Being - Whakatauki (Maori Proverb) - Who's Who - WIIFM - Wiki - Wildlife - Wildlife Crime - Wordcloud - Workaround - World Crafts - World Wildlife Day - WOTY - You shouldn't have to be asked - Zapovednik, 10,000 Hours

Also see:
Buzzword Bingo: Barn Raising
Buzzword Bingo: Canned Hunting = Trophy hunt in which an animal is kept in a confined area, increasing the likelihood of the hunter obtaining a kill @cannedlion
Buzzword Bingo: Curiosity Gap = The difference between what a person knows and what that person wants to know.
Buzzword Bingo: Creativity
Buzzword Bingo: Counter Narrative
Buzzword Bingo: Endorsement = The action of publicly declaring one's support
Buzzword Bingo: Influence
Buzzword Bingo: Laniakea = Immeasureable Heaven (Hawaiian); also the name given to newly defined home supercluster
Buzzword Bingo: Food Sovereignty = System in which people have the opportunity to choose, create and manage their food supply from paddock to plate @FairFoodNow @mavischicken
Buzzword Bingo: Non-Narrated
Buzzword Bingo: Promise = Commitment to do or not do something
Buzzword Bingo: Setjetting = Trend of traveling to destinations that are first seen in movies and TV shows
Buzzword Bingo: Restraint
Buzzword Bingo: Show Notes
Buzzword Bingo: Sumak kawsay = Good living = Buen vivir (Quechua)
Buzzword Bingo: Upvote
Buzzword Bingo: Suspended Coffee = System in which customers pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can’t afford one
Buzzword Bingo: Virtual Tour = Travel by Internet (Viaja por Internet)

Ranker: Responsible Travel Leaders

Responsible Travel Week continues our competition focusing on the countries which are responsible travel leaders.
Winner(s) receive bragging rights!
Go to our Ranker page to vote:

Responsible Travel Buzz: Toward a Top 10

Which countries are receiving the most 'buzz' during 2015's Responsible Travel Week? Here's our assessment based on the number of local events, #rtweek15 tweets and other social web innovations that inspire all of us toward responsible travel:
Costa Rica
South Africa
United States of America

Questions Sent Via Tweet

¿Que implica viajes responsables y turismo responsable en tu pais? México @AntonioSuarez1 Ecuador @pgaybor Panama @panamajoules #rtweek15

Embedded Tweets