Hangout: Big Picture of Responsible, Local Travel in the USA

Written on 07 May 2015

Join TAP Co-Founder Chris MacKay along with Ron Mader (planeta.com) and Deborah McLaren, Founder of Local Flavor and alternative travel writer “Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel" for a Google Hangout discussions on The Big Picture of Responsible, Local Travel in the USA Friday, May 8 (10-11am PST) .

The Hangout will cover:
•How can we improve tourism in the USA?
•How can we develop a Who's Who in Responsible, Local Travel in the US?
•Do we need a new association / working group / network?
•What does 'Local Travel' mean in the USA?
•What does 'Responsible Travel' mean in the USA?
•What is happening around the world and how might the US effort support or compliment that?
•Suggestions for building a responsible, local travel network or organization in the US?
•Which city and state tourism boards explicitly feature 'responsible travel' on their websites? 

Join the Hangout May 8 at 10 AM PST

With love,

TAP Crew

WEEK 2Spotlight on Food and Cultivating A Responsible Tourism Network
Sample Questions: (To be tweeted Monday, May 11)
•The importance of local food and local food efforts.
•Examples of innovations that support local food and small businesses.
•Overview of food tourism in the USA - is it integrating other sectors?
•What is the status of agritourism in the USA?
*In relation to travel and tourism, how can locals make the most of the sharing economy?
*Can the sharing economy be responsible?
•What are good examples of food tourism events and networking in the USA?
•What is the sharing economy and how does it support responsible travel? Who benefits?
*How is food tourism an active part of the responsible, local travel movement in the US?
*Can it be formally integrated?
*Suggestions for building a responsible, local travel movement in the US?

Founded by the Executive Directors of two US based sustainable travel organizations; Crooked Trails and Wildland Adventures.

 

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