Responsible Tourism Week
on responsible tourism
around the world.
We don't have anything planned, so
nothing can go wrong.
- Spike Milligan
Be prepared to be surprised.
- Harrison Own
Since the discussion takes part on various
platforms, we asked participants to
become acquainted with Delicious,
Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube.
Relevant pages and tweets were tagged
with the hashtag #rtweek2009
Participants were asked to reflect on what
responsible tourism means philosophically
and via concrete actions. “Shine a light on
a particular place. Document how
responsible tourism looks where you live.”
“Share the lessons learned online with your
$$$ - What are the best ways to support responsible tourism
initiatives during the economic recession?
Education - Is there a code of conduct for academics and
university tourism programs?
CBT - How should community-based tourism operations be
evaluated? Are there suggestions for making improvements?
Finance - Is responsible travel philanthropy possible?
Hospitality – what constitutes responsible hospitality
Aviation – Is it possible to fly responsibly?
Climate Change - What does tourism in a low carbon
economy look like?
Place - What makes a destination responsible?
Who does the industry answer to when
they say they're doing responsible
How are you meshing responsible
tourism with responsible economic
development theory and application?