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Responsible Travel Week

Monday, 9th February 2015 at 9am - 12pm Sunday, 15th February

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2015 is the seventh year for Responsible Travel Week and's 16th year of innovative conferencing. We expect our global conversation to take a great leap forward thanks to inspired participation. There are plenty of ways to get involved. Have you started planning? There are local and online events.

One of's tentpole events, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Responsible travel is not an ethical dilemma of whether to have fun or be responsible. You can do both!

Crowdsourced and crowdfunded, Responsible Travel Week amplifies down-to-earth applications of noble concepts including responsible travelconscious travel, the local travel movement and ecotourism with the inexpensive social web. We have the tools in hour hands to plan trips, to welcome visitors, to make the world a better place. We welcome financial sponsors, including individuals and institutions willing to invest in a more formal approach, including awards and workshops focused on digital literacy training.

Let's learn how to use new technologies, how to combine high tech with lo-fi face-to-face gatherings.

We will make specific suggestions Monday-Friday that correspond to the levels of engagement. Featured are special motivational exercises to help you be creative (Monday), generous (Tuesday), attentive (Wednesday), curious (Thursday) and empathetic (Friday). Saturday and Sunday's schedules are more flexible.

Plan ahead and let us know your plans. What participants get out of an event depends on what's put in. We start the year on a clean slate. We recommend budgeting time before, during and after the week to make the most of networking opportunities. If you introduce your interests and interact with others even a modest investment of time can pay off spectacularly with new ideas and contacts. Be inspired and be inspiring!


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