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Engaging Responsible Travel in #SouthAfrica


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EngageRT Conference took place in Mossel Bay, South Africa on May 29. This presentation is my contribution. Suggestions are welcome as I make revisions.

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Engaging Responsible Travel in #SouthAfrica

  1. 1. @ r o n m a d e r • p l a n e t a . w i k i s p a c e s . c o m / e n g a g e r t • 0 8 . 2 0 1 5 Mossel Bay Photo @ Russell James Smith Responsible
  2. 2. About This Presentation This presentation documents exceptional responsible travel practices around the world and spotlights Mossel Bay and the Western Cape of South Africa with a call to social web action! We encourage locals and visitors to collaborate and mix it up (in a good way). Included are screenshots, original artwork and suggestions for participation. Comments are welcome and so are embeds, likes and shares. -Ron Mader (Las Vegas, July 2015)
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  4. 4. 2 0 1 5 We challenge our friends in South Africa to a series of games on the social web. And we challenge friends around the world to learn about #SouthAfrica Engaging Travel
  5. 5. Games and Social Web Challenges EngageRT Social Web Challenge: Take photos and share online. Give yourself one point for each successful upload and another point for interac stion (likes, favorites, comments) . Remember, photos and videos from Mossel Bay should include the hashtag #MosselBay Take me to the water - Show us local water conservation and recreation. Flickr Group: World Water - Name that tree –Share a photo of a tree that catches your attention. Bonus points for flowering trees. If you don’t know the name of the tree, title the picture 'What is the name of this tree?' Flickr Group: World Trees - Eat or drink something delicious. Visit a locally-owned restaurant and try a regional delicacy. Flickr Group: World Food - Find Responsible Travel on the map - Take a photo of people interacting with a local map. Get their permission (of course!) and share the picture with a brief description. Bonus points if the map is also available online. Tweet your neighbor - Don't be shy. Reply and retweet the posts from other participants. If you cannot tweet, retweet. Bonus points for vrywilligetweetisme
  6. 6. If you want responsible travel in South Africa, step up your own engagement Brocade Wallpaper Photo @ Kathy Z Tang
  7. 7. Be attentive Be generous Be creative Be curious Be empathetic Levels of Engagement 2 0 1 5 @ r o n m a d e r
  8. 8. 2 0 1 5 Engaging Travel Videos Social Web Challenge: Take videos that show us engaging, local, responsible, conscious eco travel and share online. Give yourself 1 point for each successful upload and another point for interaction (likes, favorites, comments that are meaningful to you). Give yourself 5 points if you post the link as a comment to this slide. Record a Bird Song Narrate a video in 30 seconds or less Stream live video using Ustream or Periscope Watch our Monday Hangouts, share, comment and blog On YouTube, create a playlist
  9. 9. Western Cape Topography by Htonl
  10. 10. Google Maps: Mossel Bay
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  15. 15. Photo @ronmader
  16. 16. A good place to live is a good place to visit. #responsibletravel Photo: Kevin Scuiller
  17. 17. WE STORY qrFqr! qrFqr!
  18. 18. WEE STORIES qrFqr! qrFqr!
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  20. 20. Travel is more than bums on seats, it's hearts that are engaged 2 0 1 52 0 1 5
  21. 21. 10  Year   Anniversary   2006-­‐2016  
  22. 22. Responsible Travel Week pl ane ta. wi k i space s. co m/ r twe e k 2 0 15 P h o t o : N A S A G o d d a r d 2015 # r t w e e k 1 5
  23. 23. Playa Del Carmen #RTWeek15
  24. 24. photo @ronmader
  25. 25. C o n t a i n e r P a r k L a s V e g a s @ r o n m a d e r
  26. 26. B a s i n a n d R a n g e @ r o n m a d e r
  27. 27. L o s t C i t y M u s e u m @ r o n m a d e r
  28. 28. 14 NOV p l a n e t a . w i k i s p a c e s . c o m / h e n d e r s o n photo @ronmader
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  30. 30. tianguis pochote xochimilco, oaxaca @ ron mader
  31. 31. C a s a d e A n g e l a M e n d o z a / W a l k w i t h t h e W e a v e r s ( 2 0 0 8 )
  32. 32. C o n c u r s o d e P a p a l o t e s E c o l o g i c o s
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  36. 36. Wiki-Twitter-Google+ Triangle p l a n e t a . w i k i s p a c e s . c o m / s o u t h a f r i c a
  37. 37. O t h e r Ar e we o n the same scre e n? T o w h at de gr e e do we i nte r act? 2 0 1 5 @ r o n m a d e rp l a n e t a . w i k i s p a c e s . c o m / s o c i a l w e b Are we on the same screen?
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  41. 41. What we need from South Africa •  Livestreaming video from conferences •  Engaging Facebook pages from tourism offices •  Engaging Twitter interaction from officials •  Multilingual info •  Public access to tourism stats •  Encouragement for fans of South Africa 2 0 1 5
  42. 42. What we can do on the Social Web 2 0 1 5 •  Like South Africa on Facebook •  Give a thumbs up on YouTube •  Share photos on Flickr •  +1 South Africa on Google+ •  Tweet about South Africa •  Edit wikis •  Curate on Flipboard, Pinterest and Storify •  Rate places on TripAdvisor •  Favorite and embed this presentation
  43. 43. If I could be the sun I'd radiate like Africa and smile upon the world intergalactic love. - Michael Franti, What I Be
  44. 44. Upcoming Events Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  45. 45. Fall in love with responsible travel Feb 8-14. P l an e ta. c o m hosts our 8t h an n u al Responsi ble T r av e l W e e k , a we e k -l o ng fr i end ly co nfab that k i ck s o f f 2 0 1 6 i n f i n e styl e . Pl e ase ci r cl e the date s o n yo ur cal e ndar .
  46. 46. Cape Town Open Education Declaration We are on the cusp of a global revolution in teaching and learning. Educators worldwide are developing a vast pool of educational resources on the Internet, open and free for all to use.
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  48. 48. LOAD SHEDDINGi n t e r r u p t i o n o f t h e e l e c t r i c i t y s u p p l y qrFqr! qrFqr!
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  50. 50. PLANETARY BOUNDARIES qrFqr! qrFqr!
  51. 51. BIG 50,000 qrFqr! qrFqr!
  52. 52. BILOCATION qrFqr! qrFqr!
  53. 53. BRENTON BLUE BUTTERFLY qrFqr! qrFqr!
  54. 54. CONSCIOUS qrFqr! qrFqr!
  55. 55. CONSCIOUS TRAVEL qrFqr! qrFqr!
  56. 56. DESIRE PATH qrFqr! qrFqr!
  57. 57. FLORAL KINGDOM qrFqr! qrFqr!
  58. 58. INTENTIONAL qrFqr! qrFqr!
  59. 59. NATURAL WORLD qrFqr! qrFqr!
  60. 60. OUTDOOR CLASSROOM qrFqr! qrFqr!
  61. 61. PATIENCE qrFqr! qrFqr!
  62. 62. PHOTO SAFARI qrFqr! qrFqr!
  63. 63. SHARING ECONOMY qrFqr! qrFqr!
  64. 64. SLOW TRAVEL qrFqr! qrFqr!
  65. 65. VIRTUAL TOUR qrFqr! qrFqr!
  66. 66. WAYFINDING qrFqr! qrFqr!
  67. 67. WORLD-CLASS qrFqr! qrFqr!
  68. 68. You don’t have tourists in your house. You have visitors. - Hugo Antonio Santiago Casa de Josefina López photo @ronmader
  69. 69. South Africa Resources Planeta South Africa Load Shedding Wiki Flickr This Tourism Week Cape Town Declaration Flipboard Hashtag Radio Sanzar Rugby Protected Planet Flight Radar Hopper Google News 2 0 1 5
  70. 70. Please Share!
  71. 71. @ronmader