Flickr, Politics and Tourism

by Ron Mader

Mexican politicians have discovered Flickr from Gabino Cué Monteagudo to President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa’s National Party

In fact, around the world Flickr is a fave of politicians, including New Zealand Primer Minister John Key’s National PartyEcuador’s President Rafael Correa and perhaps the most befriended Flicrk politican, U.S. President Barack Obama

What about tourism? Officially speaking, it’s not so well developed. Mexico’s Tourism Board created We Visit Mexico but the group hasn’t had much traction.

On the informal side, there’s plenty of great imagery from Mexico on individual accounts and Flickr groups.

Check out Mosaico Mexico

Bicicletas Pedro Martinez

Guerreros de Oaxaca


Familia Mendoza

Groups deserving of attention include
Si Mas Bicicletas (Yes More Bicycles)
Mexican palette
Árboles de Oaxaca (Oaxaca Trees)

These are just a few links. Let me know if you have any other Flickr faves!