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Web 2.0 and Ecotourism

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Ron Mader discusses the ways to engage visitors and locals using Web 2.0 technologies in the realm of ecotourism and responsible travel.

Details
http://www.planeta.com/planeta/07/0701newzealand.html

Conference
http://www.ecotourismnz.com

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Web 2.0 and Ecotourism

  1. 1. Web 2.0 and Ecotourism Presentation by Ron Mader Ecotourism NZ Conference August 2007 - Greymouth, New Zealand
  2. 19. Flickr
  3. 26. QUESTIONS What are today’s most engaging Web 2.0 technologies? What are the most promising Web 2.0 technologies?
  4. 27. Recommendations <ul><li>ON YOUR WEBSITE </li></ul><ul><li>Educate - lead by example </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate in wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Add photos, audio and video </li></ul><ul><li>Add links to regional, national and international associations </li></ul><ul><li>ON OTHER SITES </li></ul><ul><li>Participate, be engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Give feedback, answer surveys </li></ul>
  5. 28. Recommendations <ul><li>OFFLINE </li></ul><ul><li>Improve local and regional alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Ask visitors if their experiences are meeting their expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Print and display website pages to educate and engage visitors </li></ul>
  6. 29. References <ul><li>afterwilma </li></ul><ul><li>Convention on Biological Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Destination Ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>green-travel </li></ul><ul><li>IMAC </li></ul><ul><li>Indigi-Net </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge in the Public Interest </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>npf 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Planeta.com </li></ul><ul><li>Quito Visitors Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>Stepup Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions Abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Geographer </li></ul><ul><li>Tree Hugger </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Word Spy </li></ul>
  7. 30. Ron Mader [email_address] www.planeta.com NZ Travel Survey http://tinyurl.com/2csdk7

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