2009   ECOTOURISM
       SPOTLIGHT
       AWARD
       PLANETA.COM
2009 Nominees
  Quito Visitors' Bureau
  Responsible Tourism

Guide to the Mekong
  Ecotourism Laos

  Failte Ireland
...
2009 Winner
  Quito Visitors' Bureau
  Responsible Tourism

Guide to the Mekong
  Ecotourism Laos

  Failte Ireland

...
BACKGROUND
    Government websites that engage locals and
     potential visitors about ecotourism and responsible
     t...
OBJECTIVES
    The Ecotourism Spotlight Award was developed to
     create incentives for communication, opportunities
  ...
WORLD TOURISM
    The winner is announced in celebration of World
     Tourism Day (September 27) to spotlight best
     ...
BENEFITS
  All nominees receive links and promotion from
   Planeta.com.
  Winners receive international recognition and...
NOMINATIONS
  Municipal, regional, national and international
   government websites are eligible.
  Only the managers o...
SELECTION CRITERIA
    Websites that demonstrate innovative practices in
     spotlighting sustainable practices will be ...
VOTING
    Voting took place via popular count from July 20 to
     the end of August. Respondents will be asked to
     ...
ANNOUNCEMENT
    The results are tabulated and the winner announced
     in advance of World Tourism Day (September 27).
TIPS
Websites are encouraged to …
  1) Converse with locals and visitors.

  2) Create an informative, content-rich webs...
LOGO
Nomination Form
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE
ECOTOURISM SPOTLIGHT AWARD




      PLANETA.COM
ORIGIN
    During the 2006
     Communication and
     Sustainable Tourism E-
     Conference we
     proposed "there cou...
DEVELOPMENT
    In developing the Ecotourism Spotlight Award, we
     opened nominees to any government initiative,
     ...
2007-2009
    Ecotourism Laos won
     the Spotlight Award in
     2007, 2008 and
     2009.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
ron mader
www.planeta.com
twitter.com/ronmader
Ecotourism Spotlight Award 2009
Ecotourism Spotlight Award 2009
Ecotourism Spotlight Award 2009
Ecotourism Spotlight Award 2009
Ecotourism Spotlight Award 2009
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Government websites that engage locals and potential visitors about ecotourism and responsible travel are eligible to win Planeta.com's annual Ecotourism Spotlight Award.
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Ecotourism Spotlight Award 2009

  1. 1. 2009 ECOTOURISM SPOTLIGHT AWARD PLANETA.COM
  2. 2. 2009 Nominees   Quito Visitors' Bureau   Responsible Tourism Guide to the Mekong   Ecotourism Laos   Failte Ireland   Mexico's National Commission of Natural Protected Areas.
  3. 3. 2009 Winner   Quito Visitors' Bureau   Responsible Tourism Guide to the Mekong   Ecotourism Laos   Failte Ireland   Mexico's National Commission of Natural Protected Areas.
  4. 4. BACKGROUND   Government websites that engage locals and potential visitors about ecotourism and responsible travel are eligible to win Planeta.com's annual Ecotourism Spotlight Award.
  5. 5. OBJECTIVES   The Ecotourism Spotlight Award was developed to create incentives for communication, opportunities for conversation and a reward for participation among government leaders working toward ecotourism and responsible travel.
  6. 6. WORLD TOURISM   The winner is announced in celebration of World Tourism Day (September 27) to spotlight best practice in responsible travel and ecotourism.
  7. 7. BENEFITS   All nominees receive links and promotion from Planeta.com.   Winners receive international recognition and bragging rights.
  8. 8. NOMINATIONS   Municipal, regional, national and international government websites are eligible.   Only the managers of government websites can nominate their own sites. Nominations were accepted April 1 - June 30, 2009.
  9. 9. SELECTION CRITERIA   Websites that demonstrate innovative practices in spotlighting sustainable practices will be featured as nominees once the sites add a link and logo to the Ecotourism Spotlight Award.
  10. 10. VOTING   Voting took place via popular count from July 20 to the end of August. Respondents will be asked to review all the sites and choose their favorite. Multiple votes will not be permitted. Honesty counts!
  11. 11. ANNOUNCEMENT   The results are tabulated and the winner announced in advance of World Tourism Day (September 27).
  12. 12. TIPS Websites are encouraged to …   1) Converse with locals and visitors.   2) Create an informative, content-rich website that provides detailed information for visitors seeking eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly travel. Provide direct links to local operations.   3) Add the logo and link for the Ecotourism Spotlight Award on your website.
  13. 13. LOGO
  14. 14. Nomination Form
  15. 15. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ECOTOURISM SPOTLIGHT AWARD PLANETA.COM
  16. 16. ORIGIN   During the 2006 Communication and Sustainable Tourism E- Conference we proposed "there could be an award for National Tourism Boards websites that illustrate a country's sustainable tourism practices.
  17. 17. DEVELOPMENT   In developing the Ecotourism Spotlight Award, we opened nominees to any government initiative, including tourism and conservation institutions and expanded the range of nominees to include municipal, regional, national and international institutions.
  18. 18. 2007-2009   Ecotourism Laos won the Spotlight Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
  19. 19. FOR MORE INFORMATION ron mader www.planeta.com twitter.com/ronmader

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