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Last Updated (created in 1994 by Ron Mader) is a handcrafted website maintained in old school code with a smattering of social web niceties. Our 20+year journey is shared with old school veterans and fresh, newbies alike. We invite locals and visitors to share practces of eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly travel. Wiki editors are encouraged to update the relevant pages for favorite places and topics.

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Fall in love with responsible travel. RT Week 2016:  Feb 8-14 #rtweek16


g 2016 Responsible Travel Week Preview
g #COP21 Social Web / Public Facing Challenge
g Viva Las Vegas #RTTC
g Responsible Tourism Day 2015 Hangout
g Nevada Day edition of Dogs and Drones
g Recapping Australia's #WildlifeTourism2015 Conference
g Conservation Campus Proposal: Making the Most of the Social Web
g Are We Open for Collaboration? Open Access Week 2015

g Hanging Out in July and August

g Indigenous Peoples Week 2015
g EngageRT in #MosselBay #SouthAfrica
g Responsible Travel Week #rtweek15
g Jarcieria El Arte Oaxaqueño Closes

Poke around!

2016 Preview

February 8-14 Responsible Travel Week
March 7-11
Open Education Week #openeducationwk
April 4-10 International Dark Sky Week #IDSW2016
August 8-14 Indigenous Peoples Week 2016 #ipw6
September 2016 World Conservation Congress, Hawaii
December 2016 13th Convention on Biological Diversity (Cancún, México) #cbdcop13


One of our tentpole events, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. 2016 is the eighth year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta's 17th year of innovative conferencing. Registration is open, pwyw.

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.

Responsible travel is not an ethical dilemma of whether to have fun or be responsible. We can do both! 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.


Planeta nd host a lively conversation taking stock of where the USA stands in terms of responsible travel / Indigenous tourism / ecotourism / agritourism / sustainable travel and what we would like to see improve in 2015. We spotlight community and regional practioneers and consider whether it's time for new associations / organizations / working groups.

Responsible Local Travel in the USA
brings together innovative people who are creating a better world. We will spotlight local businesses and organizations, directly and indirectly connected to tourism. As this is an online dialogue, we will make the most of the social web, using crowdsourced documents, surveys and video conversations to broaden the discussion. Special efforts are taken to make this as transparent and as open access as possible. Can you recommend a guest for our hangouts?


When hangouts debuted a few years ago, they were mostly glitchy and unreliable. They can still be glitchy – the frame freezing or sound disappearing – but those moments are relatively rare. What hangouts deliver is an opportunity to see and hear the other person. We have taken to promoting and archiving candid and unscripted conversations with colleagues around the world to unpack recent events, preview upcoming conferences and generally have a pleasant chat about common interests. Have a look and listen at our most recent hangouts

Buzzword Bingo

What are your favorite new or newly rediscovered words from 2015? Some of our favorite buzzwords/woty nominees: basin and range, big 50,000, chromecast, conscious collaboration, denali, encyclical, green room, homo naledi, holacracy, hydration station, matariki, microbeads, optimistic geography, rapidification, red peak, rooftop solar, voice writing

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