Harold Goodwin

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21 January 2021

Mobile phones: selfies, trophies and managing tourism

In the old days with a box camera every photograph you took cost money, we were careful about how many photos we took. The film was […]
12 January 2021

In all humility

It is time for us humans to act with a little humility As 2021 dawned, and we entered this critical decade for our species to address […]
5 January 2021

Telling Stories

Many of us will recall being accused, as children, by frustrated and sometimes angry parents of “telling stories”, of making things up, of fibbing, a less […]
29 December 2020

We need to take the stories we tell seriously, they embody power

It is through stories that we make sense of the world. We use stories to understand our lives and those of others. Anthropologists tell us that […]
22 December 2020

Governance Matters

Back in 1623 the poet and Church of England cleric John Donne wrote in his Devotions upon Emergent Occasions “No man is an Island, entire of itself; every […]
15 December 2020

Is hydrogen the future for aviation?

As we see and experience the impact of climate change – flooding, storms, wildfires and drought – awareness of the consequences of climate change grows. The […]
8 December 2020

Stories matter

Stories, myths and legends can be true or false, they can be used for good or evil. In this age of social media and people skulking […]
1 December 2020

Responsible Tourism Sustaining Village Life in the Foothills of the Himalaya

Village Ways is an example of Responsible Tourism in action. It is a shared value enterprise which since 2005 has been working to support economically poor […]
23 November 2020

Virtual Travel – Virtuous?

There has been much talk about how Covid-19 has accelerated changes in the way people work, in business travel and driving development and growth in online […]
17 November 2020

Tourism for Good

In this year’s World Responsible Tourism Awards, we sought to recognise those businesses and organisations which had stepped up to take responsibility as the pandemic stopped […]
10 November 2020

Can we make tourism better?

The Covid-19 pandemic has paused the inexorable growth in domestic and international tourism facilitated by fossil fuels and increasing prosperity. The pause has created an opportunity […]
2 November 2020

Inclusive Employment in Hospitality

Four years ago Lemon Tree Hotels won Gold in the World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM, London for their commitment to barrier-free employment – they were […]
27 October 2020

Time for change: flying is not the problem, dirty fuel is

Like other sectors of the economy, travel and tourism is slowly weaning itself off fossil fuels which emit the greenhouse gasses which are warming our climate. […]
19 October 2020

Ethics, responsibility
and our future

Back in the mid-nineties Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), a UK charity, asked its volunteers working in developing countries around the world about the most significant issue […]
13 October 2020

Can testing get us back flying?

There has been a marked unwillingness to get on to planes and jet off to holiday. In the US, more than half of those who flew […]
5 October 2020

Curbing aviation emissions:
The polluter pays principle

Aviation fuel is untaxed and the industry does not have to pay to maintain the rails or roads as other forms of transport do. The aviation […]
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